South Coast Rep has announced its schedule of performances from February - May 2013. Details below.
Through Feb. 24 - 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.
Tickets: $20 - $70. See last page for performance times.
Feb. 8-24 - Julianne Argyros Stage
Adapted by Meryl Friedman
From the book by Lois Lowry
Directed by Casey Stangl
Ten-year-old Anastasia is opinionated, sassy and funny. Really funny. Of course, she also has a funny name, but she'll make up for it in this offbeat story taken right from the pages of her diary. It's about all the things she loves-and hates-and what she plans to do about them. This memorable story from the Newbery Medal-winning author of "The Giver" is a wonderful portrait of childhood and family life, complete with all its ups and downs.
Tickets: $20- $32.See last page for performance times.
Feb. 14-17 - Nicholas Studio
SONGS OF BILITIS
By Katie Polebaum
Presented by Rogue Artists Ensemble
Playwright: Sean T. Cawelti
The world's greatest work of counterfeit Greek erotica! At the turn of the 20th-century, Pierre Louys captured the imaginations and libidos of the literary world after penning an extensive collection of exquisite and sensuous poetry by a fabricated Greek courtesan named "Bilitis;" it held a false place in the canon of classical Greek erotic literature for nearly 10 years. Songs of Bilitis combines multi-media projections and video with puppetry, movement and mask work, as the Rogues explore how a flamboyant avant-garde Parisian novelist successfully impersonated a Sapphic Greek poet in the most erotically elaborate literary hoax the world has ever known. Note: Contains nudity and adult language.
Time: Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15- $30
Feb. 16 - Nicholas Studio
SCRamble returns with a night that boldly blends alternative theatre, comedy, dance, music and interdisciplinary collaborations as some of SoCal's most interesting artists serve up unforgettable theatrical delights in 10-minute increments. Sample these great works in one evening for one great price.
Time: 10 p.m.
Feb. 21-24 - Nicholas Studio
Presented by Theatre Movement Bazaar
Theatre Movement Bazaar, creators of last year's Anton's Uncles, investigates Chekhov's famous play, Three Sisters. In, Track 3, the characters are stranded, waiting and wanting something outside of themselves to give them happiness. They are on the modern hero's journey, not to Moscow, as they hoped, but a journey within. Movement, dance, song and humor derail the play from its Victorian origins and set the itinerary for a 21st-century existential extravaganza.
Time: Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.