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The Plays (in order of opening)

Richard Greenberg

Tony Taccone

David Ivers

A SHOT RANG OUT
A PLAY IN ONE MAN
​​by Richard Greenberg
directed by ​Tony Taccone
featuring David Ivers
October 2 - November 6, 2021
World Premiere
Segerstrom Stage

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).

Recommendation: High school and ​up.

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Pictured: Richard Greenberg, Tony T​accone and David Ivers


Cheryl West

Oanh Nguyen

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
​​by ​Cheryl L. West
based on the book by Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson
music & lyrics by Lamont Dozier & Paris Dozier
directed by ​​​Oanh Nguyen
Musical Direction by Shammy Dee
Choreography by Kelly Todd
​January 7-23, 2022
Theatre for Young Audiences and Families
Julianne Argyros Stage

Come along on a musical joy ride! CJ is staying with his Nana in the city, where everything is different than home. The food, the people, the noise—it’s too much. He just wants to stay inside and watch videos, but Nana’s having none of that. So together they board the Number 5 bus for an adventure, and CJ learns to look past the surface and appreciate the good in others.

Recommendation: Age 4 and ​up.

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Pictured: ​Cheryl L. West and Oanh Nguyen


Pearl Cleage

Lou Bellamy

WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS
​​by ​Pearl Cleage
directed by ​​Lou Bellamy
​February 12 - March 12, 2022
Segerstrom Stage

It’s 1973, Maynard Jackson has just been elected Atlanta’s first African American mayor and the city is poised to become the “new Black capital of America.” Change is in the air—and so is love! As Jackson’s campaign operatives make history, passions ignite and lives get turned upside down—especially when an unexpected visitor breezes back into town. Called “funny and cunning…with whip-smart dialogue” (Chicago Tribune), this fast-paced romantic comedy by the author of Blues for an Alabama Sky and the New York Times bestseller What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, speaks to the intersection of race, class and gender at a pivotal time.

Recommendation: ​High school and ​up.

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Pictured: ​Pearl Cleage and Lou Bellamy


Christine Quintana

Lisa Portes

CLEAN
​​by ​​Christine Quintana
Spanish translation and adaptation by Paula Zelaya Cervantes
directed by ​Lisa Portes
​March ​​20-April ​10, 2022
U.S. Premiere
Julianne Argyros Stage
part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival

At a luxury resort in Cancún, a storm is brewing. Adriana, a floor manager at the hotel, reels from the news of her father’s death. Sarah, a guest for her sister’s wedding, is haunted by a secret. Brought together by the torrential rain, they’re forced to examine the past, envision the future—and face the present. A gripping bi-lingual drama from a celebrated playwright on the rise, Clean is performed in both English and Spanish with subtitles throughout.

Recommendation: ​High school and ​up.

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Pictured: ​Christine Quintana and ​Lisa Portes


Beth Lopes

Hal Landon

OUR TOWN
​​by ​Thornton Wilder
directed by ​​​​Beth Lopes
featuring Hal Landon Jr. as the Stage Manager
​M​ay ​​7 - June ​4, 2022
​Segerstrom Stage

May 7, 1901. Life has begun in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Milk is being delivered. Breakfast is on the stove. We meet the town gossips, the boys who play baseball and the choirmaster with a secret sorrow. And soon teenagers George Gibbs and Emily Webb will go from friends to puppy love to wedding day and beyond—two families forever joined together. And as they come to terms with the meaning of their lives, this Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic beautifully celebrates our own shared humanity. 

Recommendation: Age 12 and ​up.

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Pictured: Beth Lopes and Hal Landon Jr.


Mike Lew

Ralph Pena

TIGER STYLE!
​​by ​Mike Lew
directed by ​​​Ralph​ B. Peña
​M​ay ​15 - June ​12, 2022
Julianne Argyros Stage

What happens when “tiger parenting” goes wrong? Meet Albert and Jennifer Chen—brother and sister, once brilliant students and musicians, now epic failures leading unfulfilling lives. The problem? Their parents set unrealistic standards. The solution? Escape from Irvine and go on an “Asian Freedom Tour” to Shenzen, China—a hilarious, eye-opening journey filled with colorful characters, intrigue and surprise. Expect “comic sparks from the collision between expectations and outcomes” (Boston Globe) in this sharp comedy about today’s family.

Recommendation: High school and ​up.

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Pictured: ​Mike Lew and Ralph Peña

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Hisa Takakuwa

Richard Doyle

A CHRISTMAS CAROL*
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Jerry Patch
directed by ​Hisa Takakuwa
​featuring Richard Doyle as Ebenezer Scrooge
November ​​​​27 - December ​​​26, 2021
Segerstrom Stage

Orange County’s favorite yuletide tradition continues!  From the first “Bah humbug” to the final “Wassail,” this timeless classic is sure to rekindle your family’s holiday spirit. Join all your favorite Dickens characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchits, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come, and of course, everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, now portrayed by beloved SCR Founding Member Richard Doyle.

Advisory: Ages 6 and up. Children under the age of six will not be admitted to A Christmas Carol.

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Pictured: Hisa Takakuwa and Richard Doyle


The Lab @ SCR

PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL and NEWSCRIPTS

Adventurous audiences and new play fans are invited to join us  for the 24th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival, running April 8–10, and NewSCRipts, our Monday evening play readings. Both are part  of our new play development initiative, The [email protected]. NewSCRipts is now free. Plays, times and dates to be announced.


Mozart Project

THE MOZART PROJECT
A COLLABORATION WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY
conducted by Carl St.Clair
featuring David Ivers
directed by James Sullivan
with the Pacific Chorale—Robert Istad, Artistic Director
May 19–21, 2022

Wolfgang comes to life in this all-Mozart evening! Maestro St.Clair conducts the legendary composer’s charming overture to Don Giovanni and the gloriously dark and transcendent Requiem, interspersed with a portrayal of his greatest rival, Antonio Salieri, performed by SCR Artistic Director David Ivers. 2021–22 subscribers get exclusive access to tickets before the general public. Details when you subscribe.


Outside SCR

OUTSIDE SCR
AT THE MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Already enormously popular, our newest initiative will be back in 2022 for a second summer under the stars. But you’ll have to; wait to find out more—an exciting announcement is coming!


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