TAKE A PEEK AT THE 2019-20 SEASON

“We are so excited to be working as partners to lead South Coast Repertory into the future! Invigorating, thought-provoking theatre that surprises and delights, celebrates our humanity and makes us glad we spent an evening (or afternoon) away from our couch—that’s what SCR is all about. More plays are under consideration, and in the upcoming weeks we’ll share further news at it develops. We hope you’ll join us on this new journey.”

David Ivers, Artistic Director, and Paula Tomei, Managing Director

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AMERICAN MARIACHI
​by José Cruz González

In this big-hearted comedy with live music, Lucha spends her days caring for her mother and yearning for more. But it’s the 1970s and women can’t be mariachis…or can they? Defying tradition, Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates and take up instruments. A loving gesture for a mother becomes much more as the young women dream big and embrace the transcendent power of music. “A tug at the heartstrings that will echo for days” (Denver Post).

Recommendation: Age 12 and above.


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SHE LOVES ME
​book by Joe Masteroff
music by Jerry Bock
lyrics by Sheldon Harrick
based on the play by Miklos Laszlo

Romantic, charming and brimming with joy, this musical comedy reminds us that one kind deed can open up a world of possibilities. At Maraczek’s Parfumerie, clerks Georg and Amalia are constantly at odds. Outside of work, they’re each falling madly in love with an anonymous pen pal, unaware that it is the other. This nostalgic Broadway hit inspired by the story that gave us The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail is “as sweet and exhilarating as a first kiss” (New York Daily News).

Recommendation: Age 12 and above.


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ARCADIA
by Tom Stoppard

Prepare to be transported back and forth in time for lust, longing and literary rivalry at an English estate. In 1809, while the residents are gripped in their own intrigues, Thomasina, a brilliant young student, proposes an astonishing scientific theory. Two hundred years later, in a fiery battle of wits, academics Hannah and Bernard race to unravel the mysteries left behind. Intellect meets emotion, order confronts disorder. A dazzling comedic masterpiece “shot through with fun, passion and genius” (The New York Post).

Recommendation: ​High school and above.


…And two more plays to be announced.


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FIREFLIES
​by ​Donja R. Love

Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky burns red. A church bombing has rocked the Civil Rights Movement to its core, and Reverend Charles Grace must galvanize the people with messages of hope. It is his wife Olivia, however, who skillfully crafts his speeches and delivery. But her ability to play the supportive spouse is cracking under the weight of too many secrets, too many regrets and life lived in the shadows. “This is language as lush catharsis,” proclaimed New York Magazine.

Recommendation: ​High school and above.


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OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
​​by John Patrick Shanley

A “softhearted comedy freckled with dark reflections” (The New York Times) by the author of Moonstruck and Doubt. Near Killucan, Ireland, Tony Reilly schemes to sell the family farm and disinherit his son, Anthony. Standing in his way is a small plot of land belonging to the neighbor, Rosemary—and her long-simmering grudge. Destiny—whether embracing or fighting it—means everything in this very Irish story told with a rich tapestry of language, compassion and a few surprises.

Recommendation: ​High school and above.


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I GET RESTLESS
​by ​​Caroline V. McGraw

Hazel just landed a job at a top law firm, bought a condo and married Mitch, who adores her. Then an accident on her honeymoon leaves her unable to remember anything about the past six years. Adrift in unanswered questions, Hazel must find who she is without knowing who she was. And what about a husband who’s now a stranger? An eerily captivating drama about the mysteries of second chances by an up-and-coming new playwright.

Recommendation: Age 12 and above.


…And one more play to be announced.


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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
​book and lyrics by Judith Viorst
music by Shelly Markham

From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, to his broken nightlight at bedtime, things just do not go Alexander’s way. Throw in a trip to the dentist, a copy machine mishap and lima beans for dinner, and it’s no wonder he wants to move to Australia! This delightful musical version of the popular book can turn around any bad day and put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces.

Recommendation: Ages ​4+


WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON: A MUSICAL ADAPTATION
book, music and lyrics by Min Kahng
based on the novel by Grace Lin

Go on a thrilling musical adventure filled with magic, mystery and fantastical creatures! Young Minli’s poor village desperately needs good fortune. So she sets out on a quest to find The Old Man in the Moon, who holds all the answers to life’s questions. Along the way Minli rescues a dragon, encounters the dreaded Green Tiger and, by drawing wisdom from her father’s stories, moves closer and closer to riches greater than gold. Adapted from the best-selling book based on Chinese folklore.

Recommendation: ​Ages 6+


DORY FANTASMAGORY
​a play by John Glore
adapted from the book by Abby Hanlon

Move over Junie B. Jones, here comes Dory! She has a BIG personality and an imagination to match. It’s tough being the baby of the family. Her sister and brother won’t play with her, everyone ignores her important questions and there are monsters living all over the house—like scary Mrs. Gobble Gracker. With the help of her imaginary friends, can Dory face the truth and finally get the one thing she wants most?

Recommendation: Ages ​4+


Hal Landon Jr. in A Christmas Carol

A CHRISTMAS CAROL*
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Jerry Patch
directed by John-David Keller
​November ​​​30 - December ​​24, 201​9

Hal Landon Jr.'s Farewell Performance as Scrooge! Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

After 40 years, Hal Landon Jr. will be hanging up his top hat. It's the end of an era, but the tradition will continue. Don't miss Hal's final "Bah Humbug!"

*NOTE: A Christmas Carol is ​not included in subscription packages; only subscribers have early access to purchase tickets.


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Photo: ​George Ketsios and Helen Sadler in ​​Photograph 51. Photo by ​Jordan Kubat.