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Get the best seats at the lowest price when you become a Bard Card holder.  Bard Card gives you 5 tickets for you to use in whatever combination you prefer, all for just $360. That’s a savings of $50!

 

Upon purchase you will receive an email with a link so you can easily log on and decide how you want to use your 5 flex passes: one for every show, all five for one show, or anything in between.  And if you don’t know when you want to go – that’s fine.  You can reach out to the box office, or log onto your account ANYTIME and make your selection.  You will receive print at home tickets and/or E-Tickets, whichever works best for you.

 

Buy your BARD CARD today! You will receive:

  • Best Prices!
  • 5 Premium tickets for any show or combination of shows of your choice (at Mesa Arts Center and Taliesin West).
  • Only Bard Card members have reserved seats for performances at Taliesin West.
  • Opportunity to select seats for shows before they go on sale to the General Public.
  • Fast and Easy exchanges.
  • One Ticket to each of the three Flachmann Seminars to delve into the fascinating history of the plays this season

 

Performed at Mesa Arts Center and Taliesin West.

 

 

Box Office: Tue. - Sat., 12 PM - 5 PM;  Sun. - Mon. - CLOSED

Box Office Phone: 480-644-6500

  

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Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare

 

Experience Macbeth, a captivating tale of ambition, betrayal, and supernatural forces. Step into the treacherous world of medieval Scotland, as a bold warrior obsessed with power descends into murderous madness. With its gripping plot, haunting themes, and Shakespeare’s brilliance, Macbeth is a mesmerizing theatrical masterpiece.

 

Performance Schedule

Oct 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm

Oct 15 at 2:00 pm


October 20 & 21 at 7:30 pm

October 21 & 22 at 2:00 pm


October 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm

October 28 at 2:00 pm

  

Delve into the history of Macbeth at the Flachmann Seminar on Oct. 14th at 9am.

Flachmann Seminar is included when purchasing a Bard Card ticket package or purchase it separately here.

 

Content Advisory: this production contains acts of violence, blood, fog/haze, bright flashes of light (but not strobe lights), loud music/sound effects, Shakespearean innuendo, and bawdy jokes. SSC believes it will be appropriate for most children ten (10) years old and over. For additional information, visit swshakespeare.org/Macbeth.

 

Box Office: Tue. - Sat., 12 PM - 5 PM;  Sun. - Mon. - CLOSED

Box Office Phone: 480-644-6500

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Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey

Written by Debra Ann Byrd

Directed by Tina Packer

 

November 3-11

Mesa Arts Center – Anita Cox Farnsworth Studio Theater

 

“Riveting - * * * * * – Wall Street Journal

“a powerful, electric play.” (Seattle Times)

Official Selection of the 2022 National Black Theatre Festival

 

Fresh on the heels of performing this one-woman living memoir at Lincoln Center, Debra Ann Byrd brings Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey, to the Southwest Shakespeare stage. Fearlessly exploring her upbringing in Spanish Harlem and life as a single mother and artist, Byrd weaves her personal struggles and triumphs through her acclaimed, gender-switched performance as the Moor of Venice.  Don’t miss this tour-de-force hailed as “astonishing, brilliant, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring.” -Mark Nixon, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

 

Performance Schedule

Nov 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm

Nov 4 & 5 at 2:00 pm

 

Nov 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30 pm

Nov  11 at 2:00 pm

 

Delve into the history of Becoming Othello at the Flachmann Seminar on Nov. 4th at 9am.

Flachmann Seminar is included when purchasing a Bard Card ticket package or purchase it separately here.

 

Box Office: Tue. - Sat., 12 PM - 5 PM;  Sun. - Mon. - CLOSED

Box Office Phone: 480-644-6500

 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Vanessa Morosco

 

February 9 – 24

Mesa Arts Center – Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theatre

 

Enter a whimsical realm where fairies meddle, lovers entangle and mischief reigns supreme. An enchanted forest is the playground for Puck, the magical fairy who spins a web of chaos with his delightful pranks and unpredictable tricks. With mistaken identities, hilarious misunderstandings and supernatural transformations, Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a night of pure theatrical delight.

 

Performance Schedule

Feb 9 & 10 at 7:30

Feb 11 at 2:00 pm

 

Feb 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm

Feb 17 & 18 at 2:00 pm

 

Feb 23 & 24 at 7:30 pm

Feb 24 at 2:00 pm

 

Delve into the history of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Flachmann Seminar on Feb. 17th at 9am. 

Flachmann Seminar is included when purchasing a Bard Card ticket package or purchase it separately here.

 

Box Office: Tue. - Sat., 12 PM - 5 PM;  Sun. - Mon. - CLOSED

Box Office Phone: 480-644-6500

 

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House of Desires

 

House of Desires

by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

April 11 - 14

Taliesin West

 

In this delightful comedy of intrigue, two couples strive to chart their own destiny, but only when the time is precisely right. A wild ride of mistaken identities and thwarted ambitions, complete with wily servants and witless nobles.

 

Written in the 1600s by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, considered the first female playwright in Mexico and the Americas, House of Desires examines the role of women in a time when they were subject to strict moral codes in society.

 

Performance Schedule

April 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30pm

April 14 at 6:00pm

 

Purchase a 2 Show Taliesin Package for $75

 

Box Office: Tue. - Sat., 12 PM - 5 PM;  Sun. - Mon. - CLOSED

Box Office Phone: 480-644-6500

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The School for Lies

By David Ives

Inspired by Molière

 

May 1 – 4, 2024

Taliesin West – Music Pavilion

 

Performance Schedule

May 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm

May 3 & 4 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm

 

The School For Lies is a rom-com for wordsmiths…” (The Washington Post)


It’s 1666 and the brightest, wittiest salon in Paris is that of Célimène, a beautiful young widow so known for her satiric tongue that she’s being sued for it. Surrounded by shallow suitors, whom she lives off of without surrendering to, Célimène has managed to evade love since her beloved husband died — until today when Frank appears. With a cast of colorful characters and a rollercoaster ride of verbal acrobatics and clever word play, this wild farce is sure to leave you laughing out loud.

 

 

Purchase a 2 Show Taliesin Package for $75

 

 

Box Office: Tue. - Sat., 12 PM - 5 PM;  Sun. - Mon. - CLOSED

Box Office Phone: 480-644-6500

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