Elizabeth Athetis, Toni Jourdan, Leslie Barton and BJ Garrett in "A Bloody Mary Christmas."

Space 55 Announces Eclectic Season

The cutting-edge theatre will present a mixture of dramas, parodies, musicals, and a 19th-century tragedy.

PHOENIX, ARIZ.: Space 55 has announced its 2015—16 season, including a world premiere musical and a radio play.

The season begins with David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Nov. 7—14), about the sex lives of men and women in the 1970s.

Following will be Denny Guge’s A Bloody Mary Christmas (Nov. 27—Dec. 27), billed as a musical for people who hate Christmas musicals.

Next is Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi (Jan. 15—Feb. 13, 2016), about the murder of the king of Poland and the absurdities that follow.

Next will be The Adding Machine (March 11—April 3, 2016) by Elmer Rice, about an accountant who gets replaced by a machine and is driven into a murderous rage.

Following is the world premiere of Blue Galaxy (April 29—May 22, 2016), with a book by Kim Porter and music and lyrics by Roger P. Clark, about a “fat chick” and the chubby chaser who pursues her in a retro music club.

The season concludes with Carrie Behrens’s Night of the Chicken 4 (June 10—25, 2016), a radio play about the complications of junior high as a teenage chicken.

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