South Coast Rep has announced its schedule of performances from December 2012-March 2013. Details below.
Dec. 6-9 - Nicholas Studio
Presented by Critical Mass Performance Group
Stories of freedom and democracy link the United States and Poland across time—in the late 18th century, the 1950s-60s, 1980s and post-Sept. 11.
Time: Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 8 p.m..; Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $10- $30
Through Dec. 24 - Segerstrom Stage
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
33rd Annual Production
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Jerry Patch
Directed by John-David Keller
Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this cherished Dickens classic with all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge himself.
Tickets: $35-$63. See last page for performance times.
Dec. 10 - Julianne Argyros Stage
NEWSCRIPTS PLAY READING— STEVEN DRUKMAN’S DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
Two men at a crossroads—one set to begin his life after graduating, the other a professor with ambitions—and a situation that gets out of control. That’s at the core of Steven Drukman’s Death of the Author, featured in a staged reading as part of the 27th season of the NewSCRipts reading series at South Coast Repertory. NewSCRipts is a play reading series that has provided a forum for talented writers for 26 years. Three times a year, NewSCRipts gives audiences the opportunity to be a part of SCR's play development program by offering interaction with playwrights and actors in works-in-progress.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14. May be purchased in advance or at the door.
Jan.6-27, 2013 - Julianne Argyros Stage
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Michael John Gracés
Set smack in the middle of New York’s mean streets, this Broadway hit is exhilarating, hilarious—and totally irreverent. Recently sprung from prison, Jackie has an AA sponsor and is back with Veronica, the love of his life since eighth grade. The problem is, Veronica can’t shake her drug habit, and she refuses to answer when he asks about “the man hat that-ain’t-my-hat” on their bedside table. But Jackie is a survivor, and if he sometimes loses sight of his goal, he never loses his decency, in this surprising examination of acceptance, loyalty and love.
Tickets: $20- $70. See last page for performance times.
Jan. 25-Feb. 24, 2013 - Segerstrom Stage
By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Daniel’s sign-making company is in trouble, but he has a great idea: score a fat contract in China, where signs for English-speaking tourists are mangled by hilarious mis-translations. But he forgets the first rule: always bring your own translator because business deals involve much more than wining and dining. And when Daniel falls in love with a beautiful bureaucrat, even feelings take on different meanings. The repartee is fast and funny, and the timing is spot-on in this East-West comedy that embraces both sides of the cultural divide. (A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre.)