South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA, has announced the ten-play schedule for its third Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) June 15-25. The two-weekend event will include two workshop productions, seven staged readings and a performance of The Education of Randy Newman, which premieres on SCR's mainstage May 26-July 2. The Festival also incorporates SCR's Hispanic Playwrights Project.
The two workshop productions will each have two preview and three regular performances on the Second Stage. They are The End of It All by Cusi Cram, and Fighting Words by Sunil Kuruvilla.
The readings include Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams by Nilo Cruz; Vieques by Jorge Gonzalez; Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Butterfly Collection by Theresa Rebeck; The Beard of Avon Amy Freed; Modern Orthodoxy by Daniel Goldfarb; and Tom Walker by John Strand.
In a related announcement, SCR said that the company's Teen and Jr. Teen Players, students in the Young Conservatory advanced acting program, will present public performances of two original plays during consecutive weekends in June. On June 3 and 4, the Jr. Teen Players will perform 72 Degrees and Sunny by Kristina Leach. Bliss, written and directed by Laurie Woolery, will be presented by Teen Players June 10 and 11.
South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive. For tickets and information call (714) 708-5555 or visit www.scr.org -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent