Southwest Shakespeare Company
Southwest Shakespeare Company ("SSC") is the only professional classical theatre in Arizona, performing five or six plays in over 80 performances at the Mesa Arts Center each season. Not all of its plays are Shakespeare, just classical (such as Charles Dickens, Noel Coward, Oscar Wilde). Patrons come from all parts of the Valley and as far away as Sun City, Casa Grande, North Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. A not-for-profit, SSC's education program has introduced over 120,000 children state-wide to the Bard and classical theatre with the help of generous individual and corporate donors.
Dedicated to making the classics understood by all, SSC makes every effort through seminars, program synopses, director's orientations, classes, talkbacks with the actors and more, to educate and make the plays more enjoyable for its general audiences as well. Prices to Southwest Shakespeare shows are extremely reasonable and the season ticket price is the best deal in town. Season ticket buyers enjoy three of the four theaters at the Mesa Arts Center, one of many "perks" enjoyed by SSC subscribers!