Presented by Southwest Shakespeare Company



Shakespeare, innovative storytelling, classics reimagined and a rollicking holiday romp!


Performed at Mesa Arts Center, Taliessen West and the Greasepaint Theatre in Old Town.



Purchase a Bard Card Package


The Bard Card Package includes eight tickets to our season lineup of shows in any combination you wish. It's flexible! Also includes a ticket to each Flachmann Seminar. Reserve seats now or wait until you know your schedule.  Learn more HERE.


Are you interested in the Flachmann Seminar for HAMLET or THE TEMPEST?




Box Office Hours: TUE-SAT 12P-5P




Oct. 1 - 15, 2021 | Taliesin West Pavilion Theater | Purchase Tickets Here


Legends of the Werewolf by Beau Heckman and directed by Mary Way...just in time for Halloween - receive a full education pertaining to the natural phenomenon of werewolves.  Where did they come from, where did they go?  Did they go?  Are they behind now?

Nov. 11 - 14, 2021  | Taliesin West Pavilion Theater | Purchase Tickets Here


From Tidworth With Love, world premiere of a new play by David Barker - based on his parents letters during his father's deployment in World War II.  It's a charming and powerful love story, full of the heights of romance and trials of active military service.  We welcome all, especially Veterans, to this performance and will have talkbacks immediately afterward to discuss the psychological ramifications of war.  And to thank those in active service.

Nov. 18 - 21, 2021 | Taliesin West Pavilion Theater | Purchase Tickets Here


Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare and directed by David Ira Goldstein.  The cast of this show has been studying Hamlet for the past 12 weeks - this will be our most powerfully rehearsed show ever.  We welcome the opportunity to share the touring show with our audience at home.

Dec. 10 - 23, 2021 | Stagebrush Theatre/Greasepaint | Purchase Tickets Here


Scrooge! A Christmas Panto (In the British style) It will seem modern but, Panto's have been a favorite winter treat in the U.K. since the 1400's.  Panto takes a familiar story and turns it on its side in a hilarious spoof.  It's a romp.  Men play women, women play men, and the audience has its part to play too!  Heckling is encouraged.  And, while there is an adult line of humor, these shows are intended for audiences of all ages.  A Holiday delight!

Feb. 25 - Mar. 19, 2022 | Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse Theater | Purchase Tickets Here


The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  The fantastical tale of shipwreck, spirits, and magic!  Based on the real life crash of the Sea Venture in the Bermudas on its voyage to the Jamestown colony in 1609.


Mar. 4 - Mar. 20, 2022 | Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse Theater | Purchase Tickets Here


Farinelli and the King by Claire Van Kampen.  Winner of multiple Oliver Awards - this is the delightful, heart-warming story of the troubled King Phillip V of Spain and the famous Opera countertenor, Farinelli.  Set to Baroque music.  AZ Premiere!! 

Apr. 7 - 10, 2022 | Taliesin West Pavilion Theater | Purchase Tickets Here


Shall I Compare Thee brings the Sonnets to life and allows words to dance onstage as words, lyrics, music, dance, and images.  Come sing hymns at heavens gates like "break of day arising" at this extraordinary celebration of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in a post COVID world.  Adapted and arranged by SSC Artistic Director, Mary Way.

Apr. 28 - May 8, 2022 | Taliesin West Pavilion Theater | Purchase Tickets Here


Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles is written by Mac Arthur Genius Awardee and Luis Alfaro.  It's the story of a Mexican immigrant family in parallel with the classic Greek Tragedy, Medea.  The play has been staged at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Getty in Los Angeles, and is only possible here by special permission of the playwright.  It will be directed by Vice Provost of Arizona State University Head of Inclusion (Oregon Shakespeare Festival Dramaturg and Southwest Shakespeare Company Board Member), Dr. Tiffany Ana Lopez and Melanie Queponds!