Location

ALL SHOWS IN THE 2023-2024 SEASON
will perform at
Tempe Center for the Arts Studio Theatre
700 W Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
Click here for directions.

A NOTE ON PARKING
Complimentary Parking is now available in the parking garage right next to the venue.
All Stray Cat patrons receive complimentary validation.

UNTIL THE FLOOD
by Dael Orlandersmith
directed by Elena Conti
Tempe Center for the Arts Studio Theatre
February 16 - March 2, 2024

After Ferguson, the ghosts of Michael Brown
UNTIL THE FLOOD is a gripping and revelatory new play constructed and informed by interviews playwright Dael Orlandersmith conducted with a cross-section of people in and around Ferguson. All of whom have vastly different perspectives on the incident that turned the town into a flashpoint in America’s never-ending struggle for racial justice. As it examines the community fallout after the fatal officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown, UNTIL THE FLOOD hunts for deeper societal truths - giving voice to a community haunted by injustice and a country desperately yearning for change.

“…so palpably compassionate, it achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.” - The Chicago Tribune

SLEEPING GIANT
by Steve Yockey
directed by Ron May
Tempe Center for the Arts Studio Theatre
May 3 - 18, 2024

The newest play from Stray Cat fave and now Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated playwright Steve Yockey 
From the writer of Stray Cat hits MERCURY, PLUTO, WOLVES, and OCTOPUS - and now the acclaimed creator/showrunner of television’s THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT and the upcoming DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, we are beside ourselves to welcome Steve Yockey back to the litter. This production will also feature our Associate Head Kitty Louis Farber in the cast. When Ryan’s firework-filled marriage proposal accidentally awakens an ancient creature sleeping in a nearby lake, local residents become consumed by stories about the ‘thing’ and the dark effects it has on anyone who touches it. Admirers descend into zealotry and obsession where mob mentality, paranoia and blind faith beat common sense in a landscape that looks surprisingly close to the world in which we live today.

“SLEEPING GIANT…will haunt your dreams.” - Gephardt Daily

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