Season Mainstage Productions
Season 33 Mainstage Productions
North Coast Repertory Theatre’s 2014-15 roster of plays promises to engage
audiences with an intriguing mix of San Diego Premieres including comic gems, absorbing
dramas and delightful musicals.
David Ellenstein, Artistic Director of the intimate Solana Beach theatre, selected plays for Season 33 that celebrate the joy, pathos and resiliency of the human spirit. “We chose plays that we believe not only reflect the tastes of our loyal subscribers, but will also appeal to a wide spectrum of theatre lovers throughout the county,” he said.
The season opens September 3 with Fallen Angels, an irresistibly witty romp penned by the superbly droll Noël Coward. The story involves two slightly bored British women, an amorous Frenchman, clueless husbands and one cheeky maid. Rosina Reynolds directs the laugh fest which plays through September 28.
Gunmetal Blues, a wildly entertaining musical spoof of 1940s film noir, kicks off the new year. Andrew Barnicle directs the San Diego premiere, which runs January 14 to February 8. Fresh, funny and thoroughly inventive, the show is laced with mystery, music and demolished dreams in the best Raymond Chandler tradition.
Neil Simon’s Chapter Two, the first play ever produced by North Coast Rep, will make its second appearance from February 25 to March 22. Ellenstein helms the romantic, rueful, touching and funny production that is based on events from the playwright’s life.
The third San Diego premiere, Unnecessary Farce, debuts April 15 to May 10. Matthew Wiener directs the zany, fast-paced escapade that involves an embezzling mayor, his female accountant who can’t stay dressed, two undercover cops, nefarious hit men, and of course, videotape.
Betrayal, considered one of Harold Pinter’s most innovative and influential works, explores the shifting balance of power within a love triangle. Frank Corrado directs this passionate, explosive and surprisingly funny play that runs from June 3 to 28.
Season 33 concludes with Side by Side by Sondheim, playing from July 15 to August 9 and directed by Ellenstein. Musical theatre fans will revel in the sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway’s most innovative and influential artist, composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
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