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Arizona Center Welcomes Drunk Shakespeare

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - Saturday, January 14, 2023
Performances will be Thurs. evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Fri and Sat. at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Created by Scott Griffin and David Hudson and directed by Hudson and Lisa Klages, Drunk Shakespeare is a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick and “the best thing to happen to the theater,” according to Slate Magazine. It begins with one actor drinking five shots of liquor before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play.

The show will be performed at The Rose Theatre, a new pop-up venue with a hidden entrance off the valet parking, here at Arizona Center. The theater will feature a library speakeasy with 10,000 books and craft cocktails served throughout each performance.

“The Drunk Shakespeare Society” has been meeting, drinking and performing Shakespeare for over a thousand nights and over a thousand liters of liquor. This talented troupe of rotating members share the epic poetry of William Shakespeare, but you don’t need to be a fan of Shakespeare to enjoy yourself. Pop culture references, improvisation, audience games, a wealth of surprises and liberal departures from the text (with outrageous consequences) make this fun for everyone. Every night and every performance is different, you never know what will happen.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.drunkshakespeare.com

 

Winter Wanderland at Arizona Center

Saturday, December 10, 2022

11:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

Downtown Phoenix will be transformed into the 2nd annual Winter Wanderland, a full day of free progressive holiday performances, over-the-top holiday lights and décor, delicious food, drinks and merriment. Winter Wanderland is a family-friendly celebration of downtown’s rich performing arts, history and culture. You can find the full schedule of events here.

At Arizona Center ice sculpture artist William Pressey will carve a 10 x 20 x 40 ice block into a snowflake while interacting with the audience as he works (11:40 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.). Kids will also be able to make snowflakes to take home, take a picture with Santa Claus and snowflake ornaments will be given away.

Phoenix Frost

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

5-7 P.M.

All are invited to come out and experience Phoenix Frost with The Dickens Carolers, Santa Claus, snowflake making with Phoenix Center for the Arts, an inflatable snow globe, local artist Nik Ridley will open his studio for people to stop by and contribute to an abstract snowflake canvas while enjoying hot cocoa and donut holes and snow will fall every 15 minutes courtesy of Cordia Energy.

Phoenix Frost

Saturday, December 17, 2022

2-4 P.M.

All are invited to come out and once again experience Phoenix Frost with The Dickens Carolers, snowflake making with Phoenix Center for the Arts, local artist Nik Ridley will open his studio for people to stop by and contribute to an abstract snowflake canvas, Santa’s elf will hand out cookies and hot cocoa and snow will fall every 15 minutes courtesy of Cordia Energy.

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