Tucson, AZ--- Invisible Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director, Susan Claassen and Associate Managing Artistic Director Betsy Kruse Craig, announced six plays for the company’s 53rd Anniversary Season. The lineup includes the SW premieres of acclaimed Off-Broadway contemporary plays, romantic comedies, and the Tucson premieres of tributes to 20th Century Icons and defenders of liberty. Claassen and Craig said, “We are thrilled to announce this amazing line-up of exciting, enticing, and diverse Mainstage plays, and Special Events to celebrate Invisible Theatre’s mission of bringing quality theatre experiences in an intimate setting to all facets of the community. We guarantee that our exciting mix of contemporary works, solo journeys and world premieres will offer something for every theatergoer and meaningful opportunities for Tucson’s fantastic theatre artists. Each of our selections will provide you with unforgettable moments that will thrill, inspire, delight, and engage you like never before. Invisible Theatre got its name from the invisible energy that flows between performers and an audience that makes the magic of theatre. Our 53rd anniversary season is filled with that magic and a promise of better days ahead that inspire us to continue to dream our dreams and tell the stories that connect and inspire!”  


September 3 - 15, 2024 - BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Anna Ouyang Moench

John and his daughter Caitlyn are birders. As they scan the skies over their backyard in suburban Maryland looking for elusive birds, years go by. Relationships begin and end. Children grow up and parents age. The climate and the world change in small and vast ways. BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA takes a close look at the relationship of a father and daughter over the course of a decade as they struggle to understand the parts of one another that defy understanding.


November 12 - 24, 2024 - ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani,

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.


January 21 - February 2, 2025 - WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME! by Heidi Schreck

An award-winning, boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.


March 8 - 9, 2025 - TEVYE IN NEW YORK Written and Performed by Tom Dugan Directed by JP Hubbell At the Berger Performing Arts Center

TEVYE IN NEW YORK picks up where the original stories left off. Follow Tevye as he fights for his piece of the American dream in the crowded streets of Manhattan’s lower East Side in 1914. Tevye’s humor takes us through high tech advances like automobiles, electricity and the most curious contraption of all, the telephone! TEVYE IN NEW YORK is a tale filled with laughter, heartbreak, and joy as Tevye the irrepressible dairyman tries to balance tradition with what it means to be an American Jew.


March 22 - 23, 2025 - WINSTON CHURCHILL: MAN OF THE CENTURY Written and Performed by Randy Otto at the Berger Performing Arts Center

From birth to death and beyond...a biographic masterpiece. Journey with Winston from his 18th Century upbringing, through careers as a soldier, journalist, politician, and statesman then ultimately exploring Churchill’s lasting legacy of leadership and its meaning to us in the 21st Century. Randy Otto brings Churchill to life in a tour-de-force performance.


April 22 - May 4, 2025 - THE GARBOLOGISTS by Lindsay Joelle

Danny’s a white, blue-collar, New York City sanitation worker. Marlowe’s the Black, Ivy- educated newbie. Thrown together in the cab of a nineteen-ton garbage truck, they spend their first shifts sparring, one-upping each other, and practicing the secret art of mongo: hunting for discarded treasure. But as their lives become increasingly intertwined, these two essential workers discover there’s more that binds them than picking up the trash.


October 13-20, 2024 - A weeklong Community Celebration

in tribute to Susan “Suz” Claassen’s 50 Year Legacy! A full schedule of events will be announced but save October 20th for the “Red, Black and White” High I-Tea!


December 12-15, 2024 - AREN’T YOU ...? by and Starring Fred Pitts

Several years ago, Fred found himself on a mission to explore every California Mission. What started out as a ‘geek’s road trip’ became an examination of his fellow tourists and Mission personnel. Some were experts on the Catholic Church, a few experts on Native American history, and others are experts on…everything else. Yet, they all seem to have one thing in common: they are all experts on which famous black person Fred resembles.


Dates TBA - Women’s Voices

A play reading festival celebrating women playwrights each with diverse and unique voices and theatrical styles. Seminars and master classes will be a part of this extraordinary and premiere festival!



Invisible Theatre’s 2024-2025 Season Ticket Campaign is now underway for an Early Bird Price of only $199.99 (with no handling fee!) for the six plays, Mainstage Season. Subscribers can save up to a $60 savings over the cost of purchasing individual tickets to shows and can enjoy exclusive benefits given to season ticket holders such as priority reserved seating, $5 discount on guest show tickets, flexible ticket exchange and discounts on all IT special events. The price goes up on June 15, 2024.



The Invisible Theatre (IT) of Tucson, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to producing quality theatre and arts education experiences for all facets of the community in an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists. IT takes its name from the invisible energy that flows between a performer and audience, creating the magic of theatre. Started in 1971 as an arena for local playwrights, the theatre has expanded its programs to include adaptations of classics and recent Off-Broadway plays and musicals, while continuing to encourage new playwrights through both full productions and staged readings.

For more information about the Invisible Theatre’s 2024-2025 Season or to charge subscriptions with MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover, call the IT Box Office at (520) 882-9721 or online 24/7 through AudienceView at www.invisibletheatre.com. Invisible Theatre is located at 1400 N. First Avenue at Drachman Tucson, AZ 85719. Box Office – (520) 882-9721 Administration – (520) 884-0672.