Amanda Melby plays “Maggie” in “The Shadow Box” at Theatre Artists Studio; opens January 13

In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenage son. A poignant and compelling look at the emotional journeys of the patients and those who love them, The Shadow Box is the winner of a Tony Award® for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize.

Directed by Wanda McHatton, The Shadow Box features Mary Clare Coleman* (Agnes), Dolores D’Amore Goldsmith (Felicity), Tony Hodges* (Brian), Julie Lee (Beverly), Christopher Bradley* (Mark), Steve Fajardo (Joe), Amanda Melby* (Maggie), Dennis Cowan (Steve) and Mary Robinson as the Interviewer.

The Studio will hold a special benefit performance of The Shadow Box on Thursday, January 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds going to Hospice of the Valley. In addition, we will be collecting donations for Hospice throughout the run of the show. For more information on the benefit performance, click here.

Jan 13-29, 2012: Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Theatre Artists Studio 4848 E Cactus Rd #406 Scottsdale AZ 85254 (faces Paradise Village Pkwy, N of Olive Garden) | 602.765.0120

Get tickets online: or call the Box Office at 602-765-0120.

*Member of Actors Equity Association. This program is an Equity Member Project Code Production.