Scripps Ranch Theatre’s 8th Annual “Out On A Limb:
New Plays from America’s Finest City”

July 12 – 21
Friday, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Six 10 minute plays will be performed each night
Tickets: $20  (Discounts available for Season Ticket Holders)

Scripps Ranch Theatre’s “Out on a Limb: New Plays from America’s Finest City,” is designed to create and stage new one-act plays. The program strives to develop and produce new work that will engage playwrights and theater artists in Southern California.  It is our intention to celebrate diversity, to entertain, educate, and expand the horizons of our patrons and develop new audiences, and to contribute to the cultural and economic growth of our community.

This year we are adding an exciting element to the festival. CASH PRIZES! Each play will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges and our audience. At the end of each show we will select an audience favorite. In addition, we accumulate all the scores from all the performances and award an overall first, second and third prize. This total will be culminated from the judges and the audiences. The prize money will be divided among the playwright, director and actors.

2019 Out On A Limb plays:

by Jaisey Bates

is a spoken word play in two scenes. The first scene, TODAY, focuses on school shootings and gun violence in America, and the second, TOMORROW, looks down at a dying planet from the perspective of the three star sisters of the Pleiades star cluster.

Director: Colette Victoria Hamilton
Eenie/ Sister A: Natalia Maggio
Meenie/ Sister C: Sophia Oberg
Miney/ Sister E: Gina Maria Cioffi
Storyteller: Angel Berlanga

by Tori King Rice

A young successful lawyer returns home to rural Indiana, hoping to address concerns for her mothers mental health, and finds that the problem is of much bigger, more mythic than she could have imagined. This beautifully simple, two-woman play is written by San Diego’s very own Tori Rice.

Director: Leigh Akin
Emma: Anna Sandor
Sami: Ruth Carlson Russell

by Larry Rinkel

is about two seemingly different high school boys who bond over grammar and each share the secret they’ve been hiding.

Director: Kristen FOgle
Connor:: Andrew Dean Pearson
Drew: Wilfred Paloma

by Peter J. Stavros

is an existential scamper examining the vapid minutiae of Corporate America seen through the nutty perspective of some disgruntled squirrels that aren’t too dissimilar from the humans they scrutinize.

Director: Adam Parker
Jenny: Emily Candia
Timbo: Edgar Diaz-Gutierrez
Stan: Marc Sylwestrzak

by Phil Darg

When job security is more important than self respect.

Director: James P. Darvas
Corey : Aaron Lugo
Judith: Allison McDonald

by Oded Gross

Dave is trying to prepare for his Ku Klux Klan meeting. He is up for a promotion in the ranks and wants to make a good impression. Unfortunately, after his wife has a laundry mishap, his future in the Klan may be on the line. Stain is a funny look at some ridiculous points of view being proliferated in our country today.

Director: Hannah Logan
Dave: Marc Sylwestrzak
Charlene: Tara Sampson