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Press Release: Tickets to Healthcare Workers

South Coast Repertory Celebrates Healthcare Workers

By Offering Complimentary Tickets to World Premiere of A Shot Rang Out From Tony Award-Winning Playwright Richard Greenberg, Directed by Tony Taccone, Featuring David Ivers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2021)— Mindful of the incredible work healthcare employees do on an hourly basis, South Coast Repertory (Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei) announced the theatre is making 1,000 complimentary tickets to the world-premiere of its season-opener, A Shot Rang Out available to Orange County healthcare workers.

The tickets are available for performances between Oct. 2 and Oct. 24. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis until the entire 1,000-ticket allotment is gone. Healthcare workers can request for their complimentary tickets by visiting

“The unflagging dedication of our healthcare workers during this pandemic has been inspiring,” Tomei said. “SCR is proud to be able to provide a little joy to those who have given so much for the betterment of our community.”

Ivers said, “The story Richard Greenberg has so masterfully crafted in A Shot Rang Out gives us a lens with which to see where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going in these ever-changing and unpredictable times. It speaks directly to what we are all facing, as we navigate the return to living our own lives outside of isolation and it offers hope for the future.”

Running Oct. 2-Nov. 6, A Shot Rang Out is an enthralling, timely and often-funny glimpse at the present. Coming out of a long period of isolation, an actor returns to the stage, discovering meaning and understanding of what led to his seclusion.

His story of redemption takes you on a path through his isolation, where he draws inspiration from movies, theatre and 20th century popular culture to understand how emerging from isolation brings its own surprises, including the renewal of hope and discoveries that unravel the mysteries of love.

All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performances.

Location: South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, at the Bristol Street/Avenue of the Arts exit off the San Diego (405) Freeway in the David Emmes/Martin Benson Theatre Center, part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Parking is available on Park Center Drive, off Anton Boulevard.

2021-22 Productions: A Shot Rang Out, Oct. 2-Nov. 6; A Christmas Carol, Nov. 27-Dec. 26; What I Learned in Paris, Feb. 12-March 12; Our Town, May 7-June 4; (Theatre for Young Audiences) Last Stop on Market Street, Jan 7-23, 2022; Clean, March 20-April 10; Tiger Style! May 15-June 12. The Mozart Project (a collaboration with the Pacific Symphony), May 19-21. The annual showcase of new works, the Pacific Playwrights Festival, runs April 8-10, 2022.

Complete information is available at

ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY:  Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964, is led by Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei. SCR is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern plays and musicals, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program—The Lab@SCR—which includes one of the nation’s largest commissioning programs for emerging, mid-career and established writers. Of SCR’s more than 500 productions, one-quarter 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.

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