Man with a Load of Mischief
Music by John Clifton and Ben Tarver
Book by Ben Tarver, Directed by Rick Simas
September 4 – September 29, 2013
The stage is set for romance and intrigue! A great Off-Broadway musical sensation of the late 1960’s, this charming tale set in a wayside country inn in the England of the early nineteenth century is filled with song, humor and love. A handsome Nobleman and his Lackey, a beautiful Lady and her Maid. But the Nobleman isn’t noble, the Lackey is no lackey, the Lady is no lady, and the Maid is no maiden.
“Perfectly charming. A solid hit” – The New York Times.
“Sprightly and ingratiating” – New York Daily News
“Remarkably appealing” – New York Post.
By Arthur Miller
Director by TBD
Featuring David Ellenstein
Previews October 16 – 18, 2013
October 19 – November 10, 2013
Arthur Miller’s Olivier award-winning drama takes place in Brooklyn in 1938. The master dramatist weaves a gripping mystery of guilt, personal tragedy and love. The complex personal relationships along with a plot filled with arresting incidents leads us through an examination of the playwright’s moral vision which ultimately delivers us to the poignant and dramatic conclusion. A must see for the serious theatre lover.
“Extraordinarily moving… near flawless” – The Daily Telegraph
“Mesmerizing…grips like a thriller. A rich evening” – The Times
“Quite an evening… Highly recommended.” – Evening Standard
Who am I this Time (San Diego Premiere)
By Aaron Posner adapted from short stories by Kurt Vonnegut
Directed by TBA
Previews January 8 -10, 2014
January 11 – February 2, 2014
Adapted from Kurt Vonnegut’s early stories, this work is full of charm, magic and heart. Down a well-worn path, hand-in-hand, take a walk…through leaves and over bridges, breathe in the soul’s seductive moments through three love stories set in mythological small-town America. Along the circuitous course of love we travel with our new friends hoping to catch a genuine glimpse of humankind’s most elusive sentiment. Real folks. Real love. Real fun.
“Easy to love” – The Oregonian
“Really enjoyable: a warm, wise, engaging series of sketches with undeniable ‘date night’ appeal” -The Portland Monthly
School for Lies (San Diego Premiere)
By David Ives, adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope
Directed by TBA
Preview February 19 – 21, 2014
February 22 – March 16, 2014
Molière’s wit meets its match in this saucy, scintillating new adaptation. Tony Award nominee David Ives’ deliciously off-color tribute to The Misanthrope stuffs a seventeenth-century farce full of contemporary slang—with results worthy of a Baroque vaudeville show. Amid a glittering world of gossip, glamour and scandal, a gaggle of misbehaving characters chatter away in hilarious rhyming couplets. This blissfully entertaining night promises to keep you laughing all the way home.
“Highly recommended! …a brilliantly dazzling homage to Moliere” – Chicago Sun-Times
“A highly extravagant and energetic production… Molière meets The Book of Mormon” – Chicago Tribune
Mandate Memories (World Premiere)
By Lionel Goldstein
Directed by David Ellenstein
Previews April 9 – 11, 2014
April 12 – May 4, 2014
In this taut and witty drama filled with revelations of love affairs, dreams and the founding of Israel, layers are peeled away to reveal the deep hearts of two caring and compassionate human beings. There is a mysterious connection between Gustav Frolich, an eighty-year-old Holocaust survivor and Jane Stirling, a sixty-two year-old widow as their debate reveals how different and yet how similar they are.
Faded Glory (World Premiere)
By Timothy Burns
Directed by David Ellenstein
Previews May 28 – 30, 2014
May 31 – June 22, 2014
Meet Daniel Sickles, a 19th-century Congressman, friend to presidents, Civil War general, lover of Queen Isabella of Spain, notorious philanderer, embezzler, murderer, and the officer who almost cost the Union victory in perhaps the most pivotal battle of the Civil War only to receive the Congressional Medal of honor. Based on this real figure from American History, funny, poignant and filled with amazing little known historical information FADED GLORY promises to be a highlight of our season. A rollicking comedic romp through this amazing life.
Book and lyrics by Barry Harman, Music by Keith Herrmann
Directed by Rick Simas
Previews July 9 -11, 2014
July 12 – August 3, 2014
Frothy, fun and manages to remind us of those secret, frivolous, and embarrassing romantic impulses to which we are susceptible. In this rousing two act musical we take a varied look at romance seekers in two ways; from a delightful romp through the sexual ennui of the turn of the century Vienna in the first Act, to a Second Act modern look at affection and disaffection in summer house in the Hamptons. An Off-Broadway sensation that successfully moved to Broadway, ROMANCE/ROMANCE is a sweetheart of a musical perfect for North Coast Rep’s intimate stage.
“Sparkles with charm and intelligence.” – New York Times
“Smart, bubbly and ardent.” – New York Daily News
“A double dollop of the romantic spirit.” – New York Post