Stray Cat Theatre opens its new season with punkplay (yes, that’s with lowercase p). This coming of age story, set in 1985, focuses on Micky, a thirteen-year-old suburban misfit who’s befriended by an angry runaway named Duck. Both are deep into adolescent angst and misery when they discover when they discover punk rock. Its righteous fury becomes a foundation for the boys to reinvent themselves and create a self-defining belief system that revolutionizes their universe. However, soon reality threatens to crash in on them, their fabricated world of amped-up music and shocking band names becomes just as oppressive as the society they’re desperate to reject. punkplay is billed as a wild, comical mix-tape tribute to the excesses and energy of adolescence.
Stray Cat Theatre promises another great season of always thought provoking, never boring alternative theatre. The remaining productions include Wolve, Sons of the Prophet and Chicks with Dicks.
In addition to Stray Cat Theatre’s season opener, this week’s calendar is chock full of great arts, culture and entertainment events to enjoy in Tempe. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.
- September 10-11: Tempe Healing Field, Tempe Beach Park
- September 11: Open Jam, Rula Bula Irish Pub.
- September 11: Passion Pit; September 12: Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads, Marquee Theater
- September 11-16: LES MISÉRABLES, ASU Gammage
- September 12: Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night, Tempe Center for the Arts
- September 13: Mutemath, Marquee Theater
- September 13: Jeff Sullivan, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- September 13: Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story; September 14: In the Spotlight, Tempe Center for the Arts
- September 14: ASU School of Music Faculty Artist Series: Albie Micklich, Bassoon with Andrew Campbell, Piano, Katzin Concert Hall
- September 14: Traveler featuring Scott Jeffers; September 15: Teen Lifeline Benefit Concert, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- September 14: Tera Crisalida; September 15: West Hills Brothers, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- September 14: The Sullivans; September 15: Shawn Johnson, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- September 14- 29: Stray Cat Theatre Presents: punkplay, Tempe Performing Arts Center
- September 15-22: Childsplay Presents: Rock the Presidents, Tempe Center for the Arts