Press Release - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 

SCR Closes Theatre for Young Audiences Season With Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

COSTA MESA, Calif. (April 25, 2017)— South Coast Repertory ends the 2016-2017 Theatre for Young Audiences series with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, based on Judy Blume’s enormously popular book. This theatrical retelling has been adapted for the stage by Bruce Mason and is directed by Robin Larsen. Performances run May 19-June 4. Tickets are available now at

Judy Blume’s beloved children’s novel was originally published in 1972, and is the first in her Fudge book series. The books have been beloved by readers of all ages.

The story follows young Peter, whose life with his little brother Fudge makes him feel like a fourth grade nothing. Peter has finally had enough of Fudge’s mischief when his pet turtle ends up in the belly of young Fudge. It’s time for drastic measures. Sibling rivalry has never been so much fun.

The cast includes Joshua Wolf Coleman, Brad Culver, Celeste Den, Fran De Leon, Michael Faulkner and Matthew Grondin.

The design and creative team includes Sara Ryung Clement, set design; Kathryn Poppen, costume design; Karyn Lawrence, lighting design; Jeff Polunas, sound design; Joann DeNaut, CSA, casting: Jackie S. Hill, production manager; and Kathryn Davies, stage manager.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing has generous support from Honorary Producers Phyllis and Larry Hogle and Olivia and Alan Slutzky. The Corporate Honorary Producer is Wells Fargo, with media partner OC Family magazine. The three-play Theatre for Young Audiences series is made possible, in part, by a major grant from The Segerstrom Foundation.

Tickets start at $22 for children, ages 4-12; and $27 for adults. For complete information, visit:

Related Information for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tickets: May be purchased online at, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or by visiting the box office at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Ticket prices start at $22 for children ages 4-12; $27 for adults. Low-priced preview performances run May 19-26. Performances run May 19-June 4.

Performance Dates and Times: 


  • Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m.

Regular Performances

  • Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


  • Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m., is an American Sign Language-interpreted performance.

Further information is available at

ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation’s largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers. One-quarter of SCR’s 525 productions have been world premieres. SCR-developed works have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio.