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Mesa-based Southwest Shakespeare’s Desert Arts Lab

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It is known that some of the harshest climates and terrains produce beauty that is stark and arresting. From the four-peaked razor-edge mountains that ring the Valley to the patchwork desert tessellated and cracked from the heat, Arizona is unique and beautiful.

Mesa-based Southwest Shakespeare’s 2017/18 Fellowship Company has curated a variety night of theater showcasing the native talent. This evening is an opportunity for actors and performers to share work that is of their own making. Joseph Cullen, comedian-depressive extraordinaire, fresh off the Mesa Arts Center stage as the lisping King Louis XIII in SSC’s “The Three Musketeers” will be MC-ing this electric night of comics, circus performers, writers, and live music.

Frank Lloyd Wright conceived of the Taliesin West space as a desert laboratory and we hope that the artists and audiences are invigorated by the surroundings and inspired by the creative experiments on show.  “An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday Nov. 11. The show will consist of an hour of variety followed by a 20-minute intermission followed by a staging of SIREN (WINNER of the 2017 VAULT Festival Spirit Award) a one act dark comedy about a serial killer couple on their weekend away in Wales, written by Joseph Cullen and Sasha Wilson.

Tickets are $5 and available at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desert-arts-lab-tickets-39504304438

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