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Pygmalion


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By George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Steve Murdock
Produced by Jennifer McKenna


Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins makes a gentleman’s wager that through strict tutelage in language and deportment, he can pass off a lowly flower girl as a duchess. Shaw’s classic play contains biting observations about the English class system and the ensuing predicament of women within it.

January 5-28, 2018 Fridays-Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, at Patio Playhouse

Patio Playhouse Theater 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Cast

Eliza Doolittle – Eliza Huf
Henry Higgins - Brian P. Evans
Colonel Pickering – Larry Steckling
Alfred Doolittle – Richard Rivera
Mrs. Pearce – Deborah Zimmer
Mrs. Higgins – Linda Englund
Freddy Eynsford Hill – Alex Contreras

Mrs. Eynsford Hill – Aline Racie
Clara Eynsford Hill – Raechele Hans
Parlor Maid – Neeta Lachmandas
Bystander - Chris Braden

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Ticket Prices: $18 Adult  •  $15 Senior/Military/Student  •  $10 up to age 16


Greetings


Written by Tom Dudzick

Directed by Patricia Moran Collins
Produced by Deborah Ann Zimmer



Andy has a sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father, and a severely challenged younger brother named Mickey. When Andy brings his Jewish atheist fiancee to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blowups are realized. But Mickey, whose entire vocabulary is 'oh, boy' and 'wow', suddenly says 'Greetings!,' what happens next will change all of their lives forever. This funny, tender and poignant play is sure to delight everyone. >>Read more...

Dates and times: November 17-December 17 (no performances the weekend of Thanksgiving), Fri-Sat 8:00 pm, Sun 2:00 pm, at Patio Playhouse Theater

The Phantom Tollbooth

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A Patio Playhouse Youth Theater Production

Written by Susan Nanus
Based on the book by Norton Juster
Directed by John Greenleaf
Produced by Peggy Schneider

Based on the beloved children’s book, Patio Playhouse Youth Theater presents the tale of Milo, who journeys to the Land of Wisdom in a magic tollbooth, where he's dispatched to rescue Princesses Rhyme and Reason from the Land of Ignorance. Milo’s adventures spark his love of learning, which leads to a renewed love of life, in this charming and witty adaptation.

Date and time: September 15-October 1, 2017, Fri-Sat 7:00 pm, Sun 2:00 pm

Location: Patio Playhouse Theater, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Cast List

Andy Reynolds - Humbug
Belle Morelock - AZAZ / Narrator
Christian Reyes - Milo
Daniel Robbins - Undersecretary of Understanding
Eden Tarut - Dischord / Trivium
Emma Manthorp - Duke of Definition
Elaina Espinoza - Count of Connotation
Gabriella Reichel - Whether Man
Grace Uhles - Dodecahedron / Gatekeeper
Joy Laine - Princess Sweet Rhyme
Kaylee Uhles - Princess Pure Reason
Lucy Cribb - Tock
Mark Sinnott - Minister of Meaning
Molly Abrom - Mathemagician
Paris Cribb - Dynne / Senses Taker
Rayne Gonzalez - Insincerity
Reina Stinchcomb - Spelling Bee and Wordsnatcher
Ricky Perez - Stand in/ Stage Crew
Taylor Gonzalez - Stand in/ Stage Crew
Varsha Balaji - Earl of Essence


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Ticket Prices: $12 Adult, $8 Youth to age 16



Into the Woods

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine


Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox
Produced by Kristen Fogle
Musical Direction by Christopher T. Miller
Choreography by Candace Carbajal


August 11-26, 2017 (performances Thurs-Sun) 8 p.m.

Kit Carson Park Amphitheater
3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Presented under the stars at Kit Carson Amphitheater!

Cast List

Narrator/Mysterious Man - Patrick O’Connor
Baker - Brian P. Evans
Baker’s Wife - Kerianne Miller
Cinderella - Cassie Bleher
Jack - David Spitzfaden
Jack’s Mother - Sierra Sosbee
Little Red - Tamara Alsaied
Cinderella’s Stepmother - Tara Palmer
Florinda - Sarah White
Lucinda - Cristina LaMar
Witch - Lori Tinkle
Rapunzel - Tirza Pletcher
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf - Christopher T. Miller
Rapunzel’s Prince/Wolf - Edgar Diaz-Gutierrez
Cinderella’s Mother - Cassi Nelson
Cinderella’s Father - TBA
Granny - Susan Guffy
Giant - Deborah Zimmer
Steward - Tyler Jiles
Sleeping Beauty - Sarah Bedford
Snow White - Andrea Acuna
Three Pigs - Brent Perkins, Kaivan Mohsenzadeh, TBA
Ensemble - Andrea Acuna, Sarah Bedford, Tyler Jiles, Brent Perkins, Kaivan Mohsenzadeh. Roslyn Woodard


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Ticket Prices: $25 Adult, $22 Seniors (60+)/Students/Military, $18 Youth to age 16



Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf


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By Edward Albee

Directed by Brent A. Stringfield
Produced by Deborah Zimmer


May 5–28, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.

At Patio Playhouse in downtown Escondido 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is cross-fired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. The Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright. "This is a Big One." —NY Journal-American. "…a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama." —Women's Wear Daily. "…a brilliant piece of writing." —NY Herald-Tribune.

Contains strong dramatic themes that may not be suitable for younger children.

Cast List

Martha...Kelli Harless
George...Brian P. Evans
Nick...Clayton Gage
Honey...Laurissa Rudgers


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Ticket Prices: $18 Adult, $15 Seniors (60+)/Students/Military, $10 Youth to age 16