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Beau Jest




Directed by Samantha Goldstein
Produced by Steve Warrick


February 17-March 12, 2017 Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm

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

Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy. They've never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named Chris Cringle. She tells them she's dating a Jewish doctor, and they insist on meeting him. So she hires a male escort named Bob Schroeder to impersonate the perfect Dr. Steinberg at a family dinner. But Bob isn’t actually Jewish, and Sarah is sure her plan is undone. Hilarity ensues when Bob not only fools Sarah’s family, but wins their hearts, and maybe Sarah’s, too. The Chicago Tribune described this hometown hit from James Sherman as “a light, sweet romantic comedy” and a definite crowd-pleaser.

Cast List

Sarah Goldman...Cassiopeia Guthrie
Chris Cringle...Alex Contreras
Bob Schroeder...David Guthrie
Joely Goldman...Emily March
Miriam Goldman...Deborah Zimmer
Abe Goldman...Kevin Bray


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


The 1940’s Radio Hour


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Book by Walton Jones
Music by various composers

Directed by Evelyn Lamden
Produced by Kelli Harless


Performances: November 18-December 18, 2016; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
NO PERFORMANCES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 25, 26, 27
Venue: Patio Playhouse, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Synopsis: A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the microphone, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

Cast List

Ann Collier...Jenianne Fortney
B.J. Gibson...Jeremy Williams
Biff Baker...Andre Urbano
Clifton Feddington...Patrick O'Connor
Connie Miller...Taylor Jacob
Geneva Lee Browne...Roslyn Woodard
Ginger Brooks...Caitlin LaMar
Johnny Cantone...Jacob Hatch
Lou Cohn...Ryan Payne
Neal Tilden...Taylor Jackson
Pops Bailey...Jim Clevenger
Stanley...Josh Michael
Wally Ferguson...Alex Contreras
Zoot Doubleman...Bill Lamden
Understudy (Clifton/Pops)...Geoffrey A. Cox



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Ticket Prices: $20 Adult  •  $18 Senior/Military/Student  •  $12 up to age 16


Sylvia


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By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Samuel Young
Produced by Samantha Goldstein


Performances: Sep 2-25, 2016; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
Venue: 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Synopsis: Uproarious comedy about Greg, a middle-age man, unhappy with his life, and going through a mid-life crisis, decides to adopt an energetic stray dog, named “Sylvia,” whom he meets at the park. His busy, educator wife, Kate, is not a supporter of the idea or of the timing, and does not appreciate Greg’s rash decision. Their relationship suffers from this new addition to their family, and they are counseled by their friends new and old, as well as their therapist (all played by the same actor).

Cast List

Sylvia...Rebecca Jeter
Greg...Spencer Farmer
Kate...Debbie Nicastro
Tom/Phyllis/Leslie...Maisy Holmes



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



Clybourne Park

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All in the Timing

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Our Town



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by Thornton Wilder

Directed by Adam Sheldon
Produced by Kat Perhach

Performances: September 5-28, 2014; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
Location: Patio Playhouse, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Synopsis: Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die.  Following the daily lives of the Gibbs and Webb families, as well as the other inhabitants of Grover’s Corners, Wilder illustrates the importance of the universality of the simple, yet meaningful lives of all people in the world in order to demonstrate the value of appreciating life. The play won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize.


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In a Forest, Dark and Deep

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Performances: July 11-27, 2014; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm

On a dark and stormy night, all Bobby thought he was doing was helping his sister Betty clear out her cottage in the forest. But in this cabin of lies nothing is as it seems and the truth refuses to be packed away. What is she hiding? Does he really want to find out? In A Forest, Dark And Deep is a dark journey into sibling rivalry escalating into a psychological thriller bursting with savage conflict.

This show contains strong adult language and adult situations.

Cast

Bobby…Aion Dav’yd
Betty …Jennifer Scibetta

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

Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. They get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Corrie wants staid Paul to be a little more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

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Sailor’s Song

By John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Rebecca Noland
Assistant Director: Bill Grazier
Produced by Ian Boyd 

Performance Dates: February 15 – March 10, 2013

From the keyboard of multi-faceted writer, Patrick Shanley (Savage in Limbo,Psychopathia SexualisDoubt: A ParableJoe Versus the Volcano, and Live From Baghdad,) SAILOR’S SONG is an American seaside story decorated with dance. Five characters engage in romantic interweaving – seeing love as both the ultimate happiness and as an illusion meant to Read More »

Haunting Melodies

haunting-melodiesA Patio Playhouse Youtheatre Production

Directed by Deborah Zimmer
Produced by Gwyn Evert

Performance Dates: October 18-28, 2012

Boos and Ghouls get together for a Halloween Party, singing Haunting Melodies that will chill you and thrill you. Let the Patio Playhouse Youtheatre get you in the mood for Trick or Treating with this spine chilling musical revue!! Read More »