Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ

The next Mainstage production is based on the classic Steinbeck novel, GRAPES OF WRATH.  The play runs February 26 - March 7.  The play features Gail Mangham, Alastair MacDonald, John Bryan, Kevin Goss, Herb Voss, Bill Haas, (among many other talented actors), and is directed by Jon Meyer.



February 26 - March 7

Directed by Jon Meyer

By Frank Galati

A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature. Holding to the simplicity and directness of the original novel, the play uses the sparest of technical means to convey its timeless message of the persistence and strength of the human spirit as it battles against the adversities of nature and an uncaring society. //  Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation that they encounter on their trek, the Joads must deal with death and terrible deprivation before reaching their destination—where their waning hopes are dealt a final blow by the stark realities of the Great Depression. And yet, despite the anguish and suffering that it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit and of the essential goodness and strength that—then as now—reside in the hearts and minds of the "common man,"

throughout the world. 

Winner of the 1990 Tony Award & Outer Critics Circle Award


. "…majestic…leaves one feeling that the generosity of spirit he saw in a brutal country is not so much lost as waiting once more to be found." —NY Times.

"This is, overall, a thrilling theatrical achievement that gets its power from the still sharp relevance of its human message…" —NY Post.

"THE GRAPES OF WRATH is a lesson in history, stagecraft, and truth that we cannot afford not to learn." —NY Magazine.



TOM JOAD                                  Alastair MacDonald

MA JOAD                                    Gail Mangham

PA JOAD                                     Bruce Heskett

AL JOAD                                     Kevin Goss

ROSE OF SHARON                  Christina Rowland

UNCLE JOHN                             Bill Haas

NOAH JOAD                               Rob White*

GRANDPA                                  Herb Voss*

GRANDMA                                 Glenna Hudson*

RUTHIE JOAD                            Tessa Hill

WINFIELD JOAD                       Ridley Mortensen

CONNIE RIVERS                       Bleiz Rech


REV CASEY                               Frank Malle


NARRATORS                               Herb Voss

                                                        Vicky Gratian*

                                                        John Bryan*

                                                        Don Yarbrough*

                                                        Christine Boothe*

                                                        Jodi Rooney*

                                                        Elaine Woods*



MULEY GRAVES                      Ron Bowen*

WILLY                                          Don Yarbrough


CAMP PROPRIETOR              Car lKennedy*

YOUNG MAN                             Aiden Montgomery*

MAN GOING BACK                 John Bryan


GAS ATTENDANT                   Aiden Montgomery

GAS OWNER                            Les Hamlin*


AG OFFICER #1                      Carl Kennedy

AG OFFICER #2                      Ron Bowen


HOOVERVILLE MAYOR         Les Hamlin

FLOYD KNOWLES                  Michael Holevar*

CONTRACTOR                        John Bryan

DEPUTY SHERIFF                   Ron Bowen

OFFICER                                   Rob White


WEED PATCH DIR.                 Don Yarbrough

AL’S GIRL                                  Christine Boothe

BOOKKEEPER                        Carl Kennedy

ELIZABETH SANDRY             Jody Rooney


HOOPER RANCH GRD           Michael Holevar


CAMP GUARD                          Rob White

1st Man (p72-77)                       Carl Kennedy

2nd MAN (p72-77)                     Les Hamlin

1st MAN W/ CLUB                     Ron Bowen

2nd MAN W/ CLUB                    Don Yarbrough


MRS. WAINWRIGHT                Elaine Woods

MR. WAINWRIGHT                  Don Yarbrough

AGGIE WAINWRIGHT             Christine Boothe

1st MAN (p 80 - )                      Carl Kennedy

2nd MAN (p 80 - )                     Ron Bowen

3rd MAN (p 80 - )                     John Bryan


MAN IN BARN                          Michael Holevar

MAN’S SON                             Aiden Montgomery


*denotes member of the Ensemble



April 9 - 18

Directed by Layla Tenney


By Robert Harling

Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. //  The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving."

—NY Daily News.

"…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one." —Drama-Logue.

"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post.

CHARACTER: CAST:                              UNDERSTUDY:
TRUVY JONES Janelle Devin                            Angela Bryan
M’LYNN EATENTON Julie Archambeau                Judy Stahl


(Shelby understudy)  Makaely Green
CLAIREE BELCHER Marnie Uhl                   Arlene Minuskin
OUISER BOUDREAUX Shari Graham           Carol Fulkerson
ANNELLE DUPUY DESOTO Amber Bosworth  Makaely Green




PCA has partnered with Marriott Spring Hill Suites to assist you with hotel reservations at a discounted rate should you be travelling to Prescott from out of town and need a reliable and comfortable place to spend the night.  The hotel is located within easy walking distance (one block) from PCA and very close to the heart of downtown Prescott.

As with Dinner reservations, CALL THE PCA BOX OFFICE for hotel reservations, which are available at anytime during the 2013 - 2014 Season.  Currenty, the special discounted rate runs through December 2013.  If the discounted rate changes, it will do so at the turn of the year and the box office will have the new informaiton.

BOX OFFICE 928-445-3286

2014 2014 - 201515



June 4 - 20

Directed by Bruce Lanning

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle 

Music by John Du Prez       

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, MONTY PHYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a very of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?


Winner of three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” Spamalot received a total of 14 Tony Award nominations.


PCA and Murphy's have combined forces to bring you a terrific Dinner Theatre package available for all PCA Events.

Dinner Theatre Menu has a choice of 4 entrees. 

$ 30.00 for Evening Performance (dinner only, per person)

$ 20.00 for Matinee (lunch only, per person)

Includes non alcoholic beverage, dessert, tax and tip.

For those who already have tickets, call the Box Office (445-3286) to add dinner or lunch to your theatre going experience.

Dinner service begins at 4pm, lunch service begins at 11am.  You may arrive for your meal when you wish, but plan your time accordingly.  We suggest you give yourself at least an hour for the meal plus time to walk to the theatre.


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