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Mon, Jan 15


Theatre Artists Studio


HOURGLASS by Kirt Shineman Directed by Janis Webb Featuring: Nicholas Gearing, Pamela Fields, Shana Bousard, Martha Welty, Tommy Francesco


Time & Location

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Jan 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E Cactus Rd #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA

About the event

When Allen’s feisty sixty-eight-year-old great-grandmother, Della, suffers a debilitating stroke, his parents send him to spend the summer supervising her convalescence  in a dilapidated nursing home. Watching soap operas with a stroke victim is not a teenager’s idea of a summer vacation. Yet, over the summer, Allen discovers the responsibility of connection, the blossom of love, and the joy of overcoming fears.  What starts as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into drama as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are healed.

The Studio's FIRST LOOK program is an opportunity for our audiences to participate in the development of new, imaginative theater — to interact with our playwrights, directors and actors to help us perfect a story before it is brought to the stage for a paying audience.

This series of live play readings is a standout favorite of our members and their friends from the general public. Participation is absolutely free to all who would like to join us. 

Be sure to stick around after the reading for a discussion with the playwright, director, actors and the audience. Your feedback is an important part of the play development process and will be greatly appreciated.


  • Donations Appreciated

    Sustaining members can enjoy this event as part of their membership. If others can pay what they can, it will help the Studio off-set a portion of the operating costs.

    Pay what you want
    +Service fee



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