Dark Horse

Nearly Naked Theatre's been around. Though we expect the company to spotlight the new and provocative, some of the plays it presented as a wee baby troupe remain as disturbing as they were initially. One such, Equus, Peter Shaffer’s troubling drama of violence, madness, and passion, returns through Saturday, February 2, at the Little Theatre at Phoenix Theatre, 100 East McDowell Road. Briefly, the story gives us a psychiatrist who wonders what kind of unique beauty will be lost if a particularly challenging young patient can be "cured." Less briefly, there are also attractive people who disrobe. And actors who play horses. And an experience for mature audiences only.

The Wonderful 100 Première at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 11, is open to the public as long as seats remain. Prices are $21.50 for general admission, $17.50 for students and seniors at selected shows, and $35.50 for VIP tickets (pending availability) that guarantee seating in the first two rows and other treats. Costs may rise to match demand -- so book this must-see while you're thinking about it.

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 13, 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 27, 6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 11. Continues through Jan. 31, 2013
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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.
Contact: Julie Peterson