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Theater Arts 2015-2016 Season

PCC theatre arts eclectic 2015-1016 season features a wonderful family production about the trials and triumphs of childhood, a dark and twisted comedy about a Vietnam War veteran, a slap-happy, tap-dancing musical extravaganza, and a witty Shakespeare play of love and desire. The productions feature the talents of Pima's performing arts faculty and students.

2015-16 season graphic - Inspire!

Download the 2015-16 season brochure or schedule.  

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

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Sept. 23 - Oct. 4 
Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Oct. 2 at 7 p.m..  
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $8 with discounts for groups of ten or more.

By Cynthia J. McGean. Based on the Beverly Cleary books. Directed by Mickey Nugent. Welcome to Klickitat Street, home of Henry Higgins, his faithful dog Ribsy, Ramona the Pest, and her long-suffering sister Beezus. Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary's irrepressible hero saves the day in this adaptation of one of the best-loved children's book series of all time. Ten-year-old Henry wants to do something important; he wants to deliver newspapers. But first Henry has to prove to his parents he can handle the responsibility. That won't be easy with Ramona Quimby around! When the boys form a clubhouse excluding girls, Henry's friendship with Beezus is tested and the girls wreak their hilarious revenge. Along the way, with the "help" of Ramona, he learns some valuable lessons about friendship. HENRY AND RAMONA captures the everyday trials and triumphs of being a kid.

School matinee performances for elementary and middle school groups begin Sept. 23. Reservations must be made in advance. Call 206-6986.

Henry and Ramona

Scout Theatre Adventure Night: Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. 
For girl scouts, boy scouts and their leaders - includes discounted tickets, a stage tour, cast interaction and Q&A session after the play.  Tickets for scout groups $6.


November 12-22
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre

Tickets $18 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

A 1971 play by David Rabe. Directed by Todd Poelstra. Rabe's dark and savagely comic portrayal of the quintessential middle class American family—Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky, goes to the damaged heart of American family values. David comes back from the war in Vietnam blinded and unable to come to terms with his actions on the battlefield. Ozzie and his wife Harriet are overjoyed to see their eldest son, but the furies that haunt David begin to overwhelm them and their happy-go-lucky younger son Ricky, forcing Ozzie to make a stand for the values he can’t bear to let go. Winner of the 1972 Tony Award for Best Play. 

Sticks and Bones

A special free performance for veteransNov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 25-March 6 
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.,
ASL interpreters: March 3
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $18 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig, co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent, and inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Martha Reed and Dr. Mark Nelson. A high-energy, romantic musical comedy, featuring mistaken identities, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music. Bobby Child is a well-to-do 1930′s New York playboy whose dream in life is to dance. When his mother sends him to a small, poor town in Nevada to close down the local theater, Bobby falls in love with the theater owner’s daughter, Polly. In order to save the theater, he dreams up the idea to put on a show to raise money. In the end, the town is reinvigorated, the theater is saved and Bobby finds true love. Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical.


Crazy for You

Opening night celebration, Feb. 256:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-show activities and refreshments included with ticket purchase. 

April 14–24
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: April 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
Black Box Theatre

Tickets $18 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

A comedy by William Shakespeare. Directed by Mickey Nugent. It's a lovely play of witty banter written during the early part of Shakespeare's literary career. The King of Navarre and his three companions attempt to give up the company of women for three years to study and fast. But when the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies show up, the men find ways to work around their oath. The women, however, do not allow themselves to be taken so easily and remain sophisticated, smart and classy. The clever script is filled with puns, rhymes and allusions. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy. 

Love's Labour's Lost

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