Rapture, Blister, Burn

Rapture, Blister, Burn is a lyric from a Hole song, and that helps explain why the play by the same title is not about a particularly ecstatic case of sunburn. It’s a funny and issue-driven play about young, 40ish, and elderly women and their choices, set in the world of college professors and presented by Theatre Artists Studio through Sunday, February 1. The script’s by Gina Gionfriddo, author of last season’s Becky Shaw, a Pulitzer nominee.

Watch the road not taken get taken -- all the way to Bad Idea Town via an ill-conceived graduate seminar -- at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 17, at 4848 East Cactus Road in Scottsdale. For tickets, $10 to $20, visit or call 602-765-0120.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Jan. 16. Continues through Feb. 1, 2015
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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