A Shot Rang Out
by Richard Greenberg
directed by Tony Taccone
featuring David Ivers

October 2, 2021 - November 6, 2021

South Coast Repertory’s past and future join forces in a compelling new play about the present. After a long period of isolation, an actor returns to the stage, alone and shaken. This is his story—his moment of reckoning—about what led to his seclusion. Along the winding journey, he draws inspiration from movies and theatre, reflects on missteps and unravels mysteries of love. Artistic Director David Ivers takes the stage in a play written specially for him by one of SCR’s most celebrated legacy playwrights, Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain).

Previews: October 2-7, 2021
First Night: October 8, 2021
Regular Performances: October 9 – November 6, 2021

Recommendation: High school and up.

Running Time: Approximately ​one hour and ​​4​0 ​minutes, ​with no intermission.

Richard Greenberg is the author of The Perplexed, The Babylon LineOur Mother’s Brief Affair, The Assembled Parties (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Take Me Out (Tony Award for Best Play; Drama Desk Award; NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Outer Critics Circle Award; Lucille Lortel Award), The House in TownThe Violet Hour, The Dazzle (Outer Critics Circle Award), Everett BeekinThree Days of Rain (L.A. Drama Critics Award; Pulitzer finalist), The American Plan, and many other plays.

Sarah J. McElroy
Michael Ray



Talks & Conversations for
A Shot Rang Out
  • Director/Designer Conversation: Tues., Oct​. 5, 2021
  • Actor Conversation: Wed., Oct​. 13, 2021
  • Performance Perspective: Wed., Oct​. 20 and Thurs., Oc​t. 21, 2021
  • ASL Performance: Sat., Oct. 23, 2021
  • Deep Dive: Wed., Oct​. 27, 2021
  • Playwright/Dramaturg Conversation: Fri., Oct​. 29, 2021
  • Inside the Season: Sat., Oct​. 30, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
See the full schedule

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