Scottsdale’s Theatre Artists Studio presents ‘The Herd’

The Theatre Artists Studio presents the regional premier of “The Herd” by Rory Kinnear, opening Nov. 25 in Scottsdale.

This play is a brilliant, witty, and heartfelt look at family life when it doesn’t turn out quite the way you imagined, according to a press release.

A domestic family drama set on Andy Griffith’s birthday, “The Herd” is a humorous and touching look at the minutiae of living with severe mental and physical disability. Andy’s anxiety ridden mother, Carol, has arranged a small family party to celebrate Andy’s 21st birthday.

But, Andy and his caregiver are running late, and unexpected guests arrive, straining family dynamics and bringing to light the challenges of reconciliation, the power of shared memories and the irresistible pull of family.

Directed by Judy Rollings, “The Herd” features studio members Maureen Dias Watson, Patti Davis Suarez, Amanda Melby, and Michael Fleck with guest artists Al Benneian and Brady Weber.

Theatre Artists Studio presents “The Herd” from Nov. 25 through Dec. 11, at The Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Road, suite 406, in Scottsdale.

Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $15 for Students 25 & Under and $20 for Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 and over and Members of the Military. For tickets, call the box office at 602-765-0120 or visit:

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