Plays by Ruhl, Gionfriddo and Baker Will Play South Coast Rep; Two Premieres Will Be Announced

News   Plays by Ruhl, Gionfriddo and Baker Will Play South Coast Rep; Two Premieres Will Be Announced
The 2010-11 season of South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, CA, will feature plays by George Bernard Shaw, Richard Greenberg, Sarah Ruhl, Annie Baker, Shakespeare and Gina Gionfriddo, among others.

Three titles — including two world-premiere plays — are yet to be announced.

The season will launch with Shaw's Misalliance, directed by SCR artistic director Martin Benson. Stage and screen veteran Dakin Matthews, who worked with Benson on Shaw's Major Barbara and more recently portrayed Polonius in Hamlet, will play the pivotal role of John Tarleton. SCR producing director David Emmes will stage Greenberg's Pulitzer-nominated Three Days of Rain, to run May 13-June 12, 2011; the play had its world premiere at SCR in 1997 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Ruhl's In the Next Room or the vibrator play, directed by Casey Stangl, will play Sept. 26–Oct. 17; Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will play Oct. 22–Nov. 21; Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, directed by Sam Gold, will play Jan. 9–30, 2011; A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Mark Rucker, will play Jan. 21–Feb. 20, 2011.

A play to be announced will run March 13–April 3, 2011. Also planned is the 14th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival, which features five staged readings and two world-premiere full productions, April 29–May 1, 2011. (The world premieres in the PPF will play April 1–May 1, 2011, on the Segerstrom Stage, and April 17–May 8, 2011, on the Julianne Argyros Stage, respectively.)

The 2010-2011 season will also include the 31st presentation of the holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, starring Hal Landon, Jr., Nov. 27-Dec. 26. SCR's Theatre for Young Audiences season features the musical Lucky Duck, an adaptation of Peter Pan and Sideways Stories from Wayside School.

Season tickets are currently available by subscription only, and may be purchased online at, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office.

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