South Coast Repertory Theatre has announced its full calendar, September through December 2012. See details below!
Sept. 7 – Oct. 7 (First preview Sept. 7; Opens Sept. 14) ? Segerstrom Stage
ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by David Emmes
He’s back! England’s most prolific and most ingenious playwright—and one of SCR’s most popular—outdoes himself by setting a party in the living room, but keeping the drama in the kitchen. In tree kitchens, on three successive Christmas Eves, relationships change, fortunes soar and then dive, and the social kaleidoscope gets all shaken up. Add an off-stage couple whose jokes are really bad, some of the most ingenious failed suicide attempts ever devised and lots of gin, and you’ve got a ferociously funny farce with very sharp teeth.
Tickets: $20-$70. See last page for performance times.
Sept. 8 - Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
“SETTING THE STAGE” GALA BALL
South Coast Repertory’s annual fundraiser traditionally launches the theatrical and social seasons in Orange County and benefits SCR’s annual fund, in support of education programs. The 34th annual event will celebrate artists and artistry with all things theatrical—props, costumes, sets, lights and sound. It starts behind the scenes and leads guests to the moment the curtain rises, when the actors take the stage. Chaired by Beth Phelps.
Time: 6 p.m. until midnight
Call: (714) 708-5504
Sept. 13 - Julianne Argyros Stage
Get a behind-the-scenes look by attending the FREE SCR Seminar! Audiences gather for insightful discussion about each SCR production, as seen through the eyes of the artists. Led by a member of the literary department, the seminars feature engaging dialogue with playwrights, directors, designers and other artists, followed by an open Q&A session. Join us for this inside look at SCR’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 - Segerstrom Stage
POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS: ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
An SCR literary staffer moderates an informal Q&A session with actors from the cast. Access firsthand information about the production from the actor's perspective—and give them your immediate feedback—in a session that’s guaranteed to enhance the theatre-going experience.
Time: Post-show discussions begin approximately five minutes after the end of the performance and typically last 20-30 minutes.
Sept. 22 - Segerstrom Stage
INSIDE THE SEASON: ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
Join us for this interactive Saturday morning seminar that reveals the secrets of and offers fascinating insights into SCR’s productions. Conducted by SCR literary staffers, the lively two-hour session features in-depth interviews with cast members and artisans from SCR's production staff. Discover how the industry's most accomplished theatre professionals breathe life into plays on the Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros stages. Audience questions and comments are encouraged, and participants are invited onstage to explore the set.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., preceding the second Saturday matinee of each production.
Tickets: $12 per session. May be purchased in advance and at the door.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 14 (First preview Sept. 23; Opens Sept. 28) - Julianne Argyros Stage
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Marc Masterson
In this lushly inventive reimagining of one of the greatest love stories, Eurydice and her musician-lover, Orpheus, are a modern couple—playful, charming and rapturously happy. On their wedding day, Eurydice wanders off, enticed by a letter from her deceased father, only to find herself reunited with him in the underworld. But she finds that she must re-learn human language in order to remember all she left behind and, ultimately, must choose between two worlds in this whimsical and breathtaking story of the power and fragility of love.