Ronin Theatre Company
Co-founded in 2020 by Keath Hall and Cody Goulder
An unbound theatre experience focusing on simple story telling.
Adding our voice to the local scene.
Artistic Director Keath Hall – “Ronin Theatre Company pursues actor-driven storytelling that contributes unusual fare to Arizona.”
“The Lonesome West”
by Martin McDonagh, Directed by Keath Hall
February 29th through March 3rd 2024
The Lonesome West was nominated for a Tony Award in 1997. It tells the story of two brothers locked in turmoil in their home in a rural part of Ireland. The writing of Martin McDonagh is renowned for darkness and macabre balanced with comedic storytelling: The Banshees of Inisherin, In Bruges, The Pillowman. Come join us for truly Irish black comedy. Warning adult language and themes.
This show is rated PG-13, parents strongly cautioned – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Includes adult language and themes. Dark comedy.
Special note: Interested in reading more of Martin McDonagh’s work? Visit the McClelland Library during open hours to interact with his works in our collection!
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Synopsis: Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked; each believes the other to be drowned. Viola disguises herself as a young man and, under the name of Cesario, gets a job as a servant for the Duke, Orsino. Orsino is in love with Olivia, but she’s mourning for her dead brother, so has rejected all his advances so far. He sends Cesario (who is really Viola) with love letters to woo Olivia on his behalf. Unfortunately for the Duke, Olivia is taken in by Cesario’s disguise and falls in love with him. Viola has secretly fallen in love with Orsino, and Orsino is confused by his feelings for his new ‘male’ servant. So, Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia and Olivia loves Cesario/Viola.
Olivia’s butler, Malvolio, disapproves of all the other members of her household – her drunken uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek and her servants, Maria, Feste and Fabian. Fed up with Malvolio constantly spoiling their fun, they decide to play a practical joke on him. Malvolio is secretly in love with Olivia, and the others trick him into believing that these feelings are returned. Lots of confusion follows around the mistaken identity. Eventually all is revealed, the brother and sister are reunited as love triangles and mixed emotions are resolved.
A Shakespearean comedy about mistaken identity arrives just in time for the holidays. Come join us for drinks and laughter at the picturesque Irish Cultural Center.
December 13 through 17, 2023
All performances will take place outdoors and will be moved in the event of poor weather. Warm drinks, concessions, as well as alcohol will be available during the performance. Heaters will be provided and blankets on request. Patrons are allowed to bring their own and please dress warmly.
Families of all ages are welcome.
Dracula in Tombstone
October 26th – 30th 2023
March, 1882, after the gunfight at the OK Corral, and a few years before the events which occur in the novel Dracula.
The legend, Wyatt Earp, and his wife, Josephine, come into Tombstone to wrap up affairs and loose ends before he finishes his ride and leaves Arizona for good to settle down in San Francisco. Them, and a widely peculiar group of characters; encounter an evil nobody ever would foresee. When people begin dropping dead and miraculously coming back to life with a penchant for blood consumption, the group of the Silver Moon Saloon House springs into action. What was supposed to be the end of gunfighting and violence becomes one last fight for survival for Wyatt Earp.
This is an Arizona premiere of a new work.
$20 – ICLF Members/Students/Military/Local Theatre Artists Ticket
$30 – General Ticket
The Monster of Tempe Town Lake
May 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th 2023
When a college student goes missing from “A” Mountain, a group of passionate, amateur sleuths band together to find their friend. But they find something else — something monstrous. Audiences can expect a goofy, ghastly, and supernatural time at the theatre.
“The play is a celebration of the silly and the spooky with a whole lot of references to Tempe,” shares Perovich. “The idea stemmed from the title, and it grew with inspiration from Mark Frost and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, as well as the tropes and shenanigans of Scooby-Doo.”
The show features performances by Kiley Bishop, Eric Bond-Darling, Matt Clarke, Jason Hall, Kate Haas, Ryan L. Jenkins, Antoinette Martin-Hanson, and Lamar Overton; directed by Cody Goulder; assistant directed and dramaturged by Melody Knudson; stage manager MJ Beckett; costumes by Ivy Kanani and Nicole Thompson; sound by John Perovich.
Waiting for Gadot
March 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th 2023
Samuel Beckett’s hilarious play WAITING FOR GODOT is considered the masterpiece of existentialism, in which Samuel Beckett explores the futility of man’s hope. Beckett was an Irish novelist, dramatist and director.
Come see it brought to life in the beautiful atmosphere of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library.
How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill
September 7th, 8th and 9th 2022
Presented by Ronin Theatre Co., Featuring local Arizonian winning actor Keath Hall. William F. Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, did more to popularize the American Wild West than any other person. Made famous by dime novelist Ned Buntline, Cody used his innate gift of self-promotion to capitalize on a reputation as an army scout, American Indian fighter and buffalo hunter. This one-person performance gives you a backstage pass to the origins of his reenactment rodeo: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show!
The Playboy of the Western World
May 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 27th, 28th and 29th 2022
Nothing too exciting ever found its way to Flaherty’s tavern until the day Christopher Mahon walked in. A stranger from far off, Christy says he’s on the run for the murder of his own father. Barbaric, you’d think? Outrageous, they’d say? But, in this establishment, a reputation like that will make you a regular talk of the town. Soon enough, Christy is winning over the townsmen with stories of heroism and valor and winning over the ladies with charm and danger, especially the impressionable Pegeen Mike. But, is Christy Mahon the sort of playboy he claim to be? I mean, what sort of a man really can kill his dad and get away with it?