Classic Films Return To Temple Of Music And Art This Month

Classic Films Return To Temple Of Music And Art This Month

Arizona Theatre Company presents two classic films in June at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson. Tickets for all films are $10 and may be purchased online at arizonatheatre.orgor at the door on the night of the film. All tickets are general admission.

Breakfast at Tiffany's- June 22 at 7 p.m. Based on Truman Capote's best-selling novella and starring the incomparable Audrey Hepburn in perhaps her most iconic role, Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) is a truly classic film. Holly Golightly (Hepburn) lives in a brownstone on Manhattan's swank East Side. Totally madcap, she has a partially furnished apartment, owns a cat with no name, and gets rid of the "mean reds" by visiting Tiffany's. She is forever misplacing her door key, much to the dismay of her upstairs neighbor Mr. Yunioshi, a Japanese photographer. Holly makes a living in two ways: She receives $50 from her gentlemen escorts whenever she needs powder room money, and she is paid $100 for each weekly trip she makes to Sing-Sing, where she visits Sally Tomato, an ex-mobster. Directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Mickey Rooney.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert -June 23 at 7 p.m. Introduced and hosted by Tucson's own Drag Diva, Tempest DuJour! This cult classic from 1994 follows two drag queens and a transgender woman as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they named "Priscilla." Along the way, they encounter various groups and individuals for adventures. The film won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and subsequently provided the basis for the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desertin 2006, which traveled to New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada and Broadway. The film stars Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce,and Terence Stamp.

For information visit arizonatheatre.org, or call the Tucson Box Office at 520-622-2823.

About Arizona Theatre Company:

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona committed to inspiring, engaging, and entertaining - one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the U.S. that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 51stseason, more than 130,000 people a year attend our performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of home-grown productions reflects the rich variety of world drama-from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works-along with a wide array of community outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Designated The State Theatre of Arizona, ATC is led by Artistic Director David Ivers, Managing Director Billy Russo and a dedicated Board of Trustees.

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