Sex with Strangers

February 11, 2016 to February 21, 2016

Letting a stranger in can always be dangerous.
Playing in a super fancy kitty condo with Arizona Theatre Company, SEX WITH STRANGERS will be performed at the Herberger Theater Center Stage West in Phoenix and at the Temple of Arts and Music in Tucson. A new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love and fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit smart phone screens, and virtual worlds. A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful, yet gifted, novelist, and Ethan, a tech-addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. Opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites, and sex is imminent. As dawn rises, however, what could have been just a one-night-stand transforms into something much more complicated. “…a bodice ripper with brains… a sexy romantic comedy strictly for grown-ups.” – Washington Post

Laura Eason
Ron May

Stupid Fucking Bird

Stupid Fucking Bird poster
March 12, 2016 to March 26, 2016

It’s THE SEAGULL. Just…on steroids.
You’ve never seen Chekhov like this. Irreverent, contemporary, smart, inventive, and very, very funny, Aaron Posner’s bold and cheeky sort-of update of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull thrusts us into a country house where unrequited desire is drowned in equal parts alcohol and sarcasm. In true Chekhovian fashion, actresses, playwrights, doctors, and novelists bare their souls as they search desperately for the truth of love and art. STUPID FUCKING BIRD skillfully remixes the renowned “subtext” of the classic play into exuberant and hysterical scenes and songs. “How does one have Chekhov speak to 21st-century America? See this production. I can only imagine Chekhov’s delight were he to see his play so wisely reinvented.” – LA Weekly

by Aaron Posner
Directed by Ron May

Green Day's American Idiot

Green Day's American Idiot poster
June 24, 2016 to July 16, 2016

Do not adjust your set…
Stray Cat is purring crazy hard to be presenting the first local production of the two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, which boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. An energy-fueled rock opera, AMERICAN IDIOT features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line of teen rage, love, and loss that is wholly and utterly American. Choreography for AMERICAN IDIOT will be by Scorpius Dance Theatre’s ever brilliant Lisa Starry."…thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen this year!" – New York Times


Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Directed by Ron May
Choreography by Lisa Starry – Artistic Director of Scorpius Dance Theatre