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Written by LeRoi Jones / Amiri Baraka
Directed by Ralph Remington
October 4-19, 2019
DUTCHMAN, is a 1960s drama about a white woman and a young black man on a New York subway train who match wits in a sexualized game of cat and mouse that leads them headlong into a violent conclusion. The searing confrontation amplifies the dimensions of racial conflict in America.
BLUE NOTE 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
THE STATE OF JAZZ 2019
November 16, 2019
$17 - $44
Blue Note Records, considered the world’s most-respected and longest-running jazz label, brings its 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TOUR: THE STATE OF JAZZ 2019 tour to TCA. Featuring three of the hottest modern jazz artists today - vocalist Kandace Springs, Pianist James Francies, and Saxophonist James Carter and his Organ Trio - the show is a spectacular celebration of the "Current State of Jazz."
FLIGHT - An Immersive Theatre Installation
based on the novel Hinterland by Caroline Brothers
and adapted by Oliver Emanuel
co-presented with ASU Gammage*
January 17 – February 1, 2020
Two young orphaned brothers embark on a desperate odyssey to freedom and safety. With their small inheritance stitched into their clothes, they set off on an epic journey across Europe, in a heart-wrenching road story of terror, hope, imagination and survival. Mixing graphic novel with exquisite diorama, FLIGHT draws you into its fragile miniature world and immerses you in a gripping story of two children lost in dangerous lands.
*Please be advised that guests may encounter a brief scenario depicting sexual violence. Not suitable for all ages. Parental discretion is advised.
TITO PUENTE, JR. WITH THE RICO MONACO BAND
February 15, 2020
$20 - $38
Following in his father’s footsteps, passionate Latin & jazz bandleader Tito Puente, Jr. has joined forces with international sensations, The Rico Monaco Band; bringing a high-energy concert of hits from Tito Puente, Santana, Juanes and all of the Latin Rock Legends that will have you dancing all night.
Written by David Mamet
Directed by Ralph Remington
March 13 - 28, 2020
By depicting a power struggle between two self-absorbed individuals with differing viewpoints, the play makes a statement about the ambiguity surrounding sexual harassment and how one’s perception of reality is often filtered through one’s experiences. This powerful drama explores the destructiveness of miscommunication and the confronts the reality of gender dynamics in the #MeToo era.
"A seething investigation of "political correctness" in a time when the nation's morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment. OLEANNA is likely to provoke more arguments than any play this year." —New YorkTimes
DISRUPT FEST. Live Mashup. No Boundaries.
March 20 & 21, 2020
On Sale Soon
This year’s annual festival highlights include 90’s Hip-Hop & Freestyle legends Coolio and Rob Base and a mashup of super-charged experiences.
LEGENDS OF FREESTYLE featuring Coolio and Rob Base
March 21, 2020
$20 - $30
You’re invited to an old school throwdown featuring 90’s Hip-Hop and Freestyle legends Coolio and Rob Base.
JOAN OSBORNE / THE WEEPIES
April 4, 2020
$25 - $58
ONE UNBELIEVABLE NIGHT! Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time GRAMMY-nominated soulful artist. Indie pop-folk duo, The Weepies is the product of married singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen who have more than a million records sold and 100+ million streams on Spotify. The two multi-talented artists come together for a season-ending indie-rock, acoustic and soulful, night of music.