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Tucson, Arizona

Borderlands Theater

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Founded in 1986, Borderlands Theater offers theatrical productions and educational programs that reflect the voices of the U.S./Mexico border region, focusing primarily but not exclusively on Latino(a)/Chicano(a) artists and productions. The company’s 25th anniversary season includes Arizona: No Roosters in the Desert by Kara Hartzler, based on field work by Anna Ochoa O’Leary; White Tie Ball, a new political play by Martin Zimmerman; and Oedipus El Rey, Luis Alfaro’s Chicano adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy, set in a California prison and the Pico Union neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Borderlands Theater Information

  • Venues: Zuzi’s Theatre (738 N. 5th Avenue); Leo Rich Theater, Tucson Convention Center (260 S. Church Avenue); Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater (330 S. Scott Avenue); and various other venues in the Tucson area
  • Public Transportation: Most venues are easily accessible by Sun Tran buses
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
  • Performance/Programs: Approximately 6-8 productions annually
  • Admission: Opening night, $22; General Admission, $19.75; Seniors, $17.75; Students, $10.75; Children 12 & under, $7
  • Discounts: Season/Flex passes are available in the form of punch cards good for 3, 4, & 5 shows, with increasing discounts for larger number of shows purchased.