"Break a leg" comes from the practice of harvesting performance humors known to reside in femurs. Watch actors channel the spirits of bones with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a ticket (up to a $33 value) to The Desperate Hours at Theater Works in Peoria. In its 25th year, nonprofit community theater Theater Works continues its season with The Desperate Hours, a domestic crime drama that slinks into the spotlights of the Mary Jane Gyder Main Stage Theater. Winner of the 1955 Tony Award for Best Play, The Desperate Hours explores issues of morality and will against the backdrop of a hostage situation. The action unfolds in a tense standoff between family man Daniel Hilliard and escaped convict Glenn Griffin, with musical interludes provided by Griffin's gun, Shotsy the Singing Revolver.
Theater Works Peoria
Since 1986, Theater Works Peoria's mission has been to shower northwest suburban Phoenix with engaging entertainment, produced by members of their own community. Directors mount productions of Broadway plays and musicals, holiday classics, and adaptations from film, literature, and Bazooka bubblegum wrappers. A bevy of youth programs line up a parallel season of plays, workshops, and camps.
8355 W Peoria Ave.
Peoria, Arizona 85345Get Directions