The ten-play Pacific Playwrights Festival, the third annual series of workshops and productions presented by the South Coast Repertory (SCR) theatre wraps up this weekend, with performances scheduled June 23 - June 25.
Playing June 23 are Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire and The Butterfly Collection by Theresa Rebeck; playing June 24 are The Beard of Avon Amy Freed and Modern Orthodoxy by Daniel Goldfarb; and playing on June 25 is the festival's closing production, Tom Walker by John Strand.
As reported earlier, SCR's festival ran for two consecutive weekends starting June 15. In all, the event included two workshop productions, seven staged readings and a performance of The Education of Randy Newman, which premiered on SCR's mainstage on May 26. The Education of Randy Newman runs through July 2. The Festival also incorporates SCR's Hispanic Playwrights Project.
Two workshop productions each had 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 company's Teen and Jr. Teen Players, students in the Young Conservatory advanced acting program presented public performances of two original plays during consecutive weekends in June. On June 3 and 4, the Jr. Teen Players performed 72 Degrees and Sunny by Kristina Leach. Bliss was written and directed by Laurie Woolery and was presented by Teen Players on 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 Murdoch McBride