UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents HANDS ON A HARDBODY – Book by Doug Wright, Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green


CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development • 5206262686 •
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approximate run time: 130 minutes • 15-minute intermission • Danny Gurwin, Director • 5206217504 •

Media Photo Call: Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:30 am in the Tornabene Theatre

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Tucson, AZ – October 25, 2016

This American Musical has an addictive score featuring country, rock, gospel and pop music, and its story was inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler. Under a sizzling sun for days, armed with nothing but hope, determination and humor, 10 Texans fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck in order to win it. For these contestants of calamity, a new lease on life is so close that each can almost touch it, but in this hard-fought, hilarious contest, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

Dates & Times:

Previews: Oct 16 at 1:30pm, Oct 17 at 7:30pm

Evenings: Oct 19-22, Oct 27-29, Nov 4-5 at 7:30pm

Matinees: Oct 23, Oct 29-30, Nov 6 at 1:30pm

Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee/Military $29, Student $21, Preview $19, Alumni discount $6 off qualifying rate | Deeper discounts apply for groups numbering 10+

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162

12p-4p | M-F | or

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,

Production Sponsor: Madden Media

Season Sponsor: Chapman Automotive