Two theatrical legends, Liliane Montevecchi and Kitty Carlisle Hart, will grace Tucson's Invisible Theatre's 1998-99 season. Both will appear in limited engagements (in Hart's case, a one-night stand).
Montevecchi will sing the music of Cole Porter in her revue April in Paris, which will play, naturally, April 23-25, 1999. She will be joined by noted cabaret artist Steve Ross. Hart, meanwhile, will deliver a benefit performance of her one-woman show My Life on the Wicked Stage on Feb. 14, 1999, in which she will share music and anecdotes from the Golden Age of American theatre. Both events will occur at the Berger Arts Center
The Invisible season begins with A.R. Gurney's shaggy dog tale Sylvia (Sept. 23-Oct. 11, 1998), and continued with the Southwest premiere of Joan Ackerman's drama of two sisters, The Batting Cage (Nov. 18-Dec. 6, 1998).
African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar is the subject of Lyrics of the Hearthside (Feb. 5-6, 1999). Olivier Award-winner Joseph Mydell will tell Dunbar's little-known story through verse, music and letters. Invisible favorite Neil Simon is next with Broadway Bound (Mar. 10 - 28, 1999), the final play in the playwright's Brighton Beach trilogy. Labor Pains (May 19-June 6, 1999) concludes the season. The Lisa Diana Shapiro comedy tells of a gay, Italian man and a straight, Jewish woman who together raise a child.
Except where noted, the productions take place at the Invisible Theatre at 1400 N. First Ave., Tucson, AZ. For information, call (520) 882-9721. -- By Robert Simonson