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Theater Arts 2017-2018 Season

PCC theatre arts monumental 2017-18 season features the aspirations and passions of our ambitious performance directors to present culturally diverse and  award-winning productions with creative direction, new technology and many talented Pima students. 


Download the 2017-18 season calendar.  

Buy tickets online.  Box office: (520) 206-6986 

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Sept. 20 - Oct. 1 
Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Sept. 29 at 7 p.m..  
Scout Theatre Adventure: Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. 
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $8. Groups: $6 (ten or more)

Written by José Cruz González. Directed by Mickey Nugent. Inspired by real life astronaut José Hernández, this is one family’s story of determination and destiny and a boy who set out to achieve the impossible. Pepito, the son of migrant farmworkers, struggled in school. He had difficulty understanding English, and moving to different locations made it hard to make friends. Then one day Pepito watched the Apollo 11 land on the moon and he knew that someday he wanted to be an astronaut. With the help of his teacher he made a commitment to do well in school so he could achieve his dream. 

School matinee performances for elementary and middle school groups begin Sept. 20. Reservations must be made in advance. Call 206-6986.

The Astronaut Farmworker Teacher Guide

The Astronaut Farmworkert

Scout Theatre Adventure: Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. 
For girl and boy scouts and their leaders - includes discounted tickets, a stage tour, cast interaction and Q&A session after the play. Tickets $6 


November 9-19
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
Tickets: $18. Discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Originally created by Kinan and Lakin Valdez for El Teatro Compesino. Directed by Marc David Pinate. This exciting, fantastical production recreates the Mayan creation myth adapted from the sacred Mayan text, “Popol Vuh,” incorporating large-scale puppetry, spectacular masks, a fusion of pre-Columbian and modern music, and dance. The Mayan hero twins are summoned by the creators of the world to deal with the false and corrupt Seven Macaw, who holds dominion over the Earth. Through stealth and trickery, the shape-shifter twins are able to outsmart the corrupt ruler with their powerful artistry. The story is symbolic and politically relevant for today’s culture.


Feb. 22-March 4 
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.
Opening night celebrationFeb. 226:30-7:30 p.m.
ASL interpreters: March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $18. Discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Written by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott with well-known pop songs as its score. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Martha Reed and Dr. Mark Nelson. Based on the smash-hit movie, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” Dazzling, outrageous costumes, wigs and hairpieces; eye-popping special effects; and a bus named Priscilla all create a visual feast onstage. The adventures of two drag queens and a transgender woman on their way to perform a drag show in the remote Australian desert town of Alice Springs is at times both funny and poignant. Yet hidden in the story is an uplifting message of tolerance and diversity. A hit parade of pop favorites— It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, makes this fresh and funny musical a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!


Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the musicalOpening night celebration, Feb. 226:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-show activities and refreshments included with ticket purchase. 

April 12-22
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: April 19 at 7:30 p.m. 
Black Box Theatre
Tickets: $18. Discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Written by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Nicole Martinez. Eurydice is a 2003 play that re-imagines the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife. Tragically dying on her wedding day, Eurydice journeys to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love, Orpheus. Eventually she must choose to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her father. The play is lyrically beautiful and wonderfully weird and dream-like with contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists.


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