10 Must-See Plays During the 2013-14 Valley Theater Season

During the summer, between seeing musicals, drinking, and napping, we eagerly anticipate local theater companies' announcements of their upcoming seasons. Shows to which performance rights have recently become available are politely competed for, actors look at their schedules and wonder what roles might suit them, and audiences keep their fingers crossed for things that sound fun, provocative, interesting, or like something to which they can drag a significant other or family member.

Most Valley theaters have determined their schedules at this point for the season whose beginning roughly coincides with the beginning of the school year. Many are already in rehearsal. We're pretty sure that even if it's physically possible for one person to see every single one of these plays, it would be exhausting and confusing and cost a lot of money.

So we've done some research and narrowed it down. If you have another suggestion, please share it in the comments.

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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