by Hume Cronyn and Susan Cooper
Music by Jonathan Brielle
Sept 6 – Oct 6, 2019
This is a play with music. It takes place on a small farm in Southern Appalachia threatened by hard times and creeping real estate development. But it is really about the strength of family, the burnished love of a long marriage and the values that have sustained this nation. It is laced with knee slapping, soul stirring music.
And Neither Have I Wings to Fly
by Ann Noble
Nov 8 – Dec 8, 2019
The play takes place in an Irish country house in the 1950’s. Peter Donnelly and his two daughters have just returned from burying their wife / mother, Moira. But their mourning is turned upside down when a handsome stranger comes into their lives. Wedding plans are changed, a ghost appears, and one of the daughters makes the bravest decision of her life.
Italian American Reconciliation
by John Patrick Shanley
Jan 17 – Feb 16, 2020
An Italian romantic comedy. The plot is near operatic: 2 men, 2 women and an overseeing matriarch — Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves Teresa, and Janice shot Huey’s dog. Throw in a balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, and Jersey Shore, and you’ll have some idea of what you are in store for.
by John Kolvenbach
March 27 – April 26, 2020
A quirky romantic comedy that challenges us by asking what is reality, what is love? Beane, an emotionless, extreme introvert is burglarized by the pixieish Molly and he falls in love. His high-powered sister and her husband, Beane’s self-appointed caretakers, are suspicious, but Beane’s new found joy is contagious. In the end, Beane is transformed and transforms those around him. Prepare for the unexpected.
I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
May 29 – June 28, 2020
Andrew Rally is a TV actor with a failing series and a chance to play Hamlet. When the ghost of a famous Shakespearean appears convincing Andrew to accept the role. he has to choose between Shakespeare and a new TV deal worth millions. Add to that a beautiful girlfriend clinging steadfastly to her virginity and a glamorous agent (who claims to have had an affair with the famous actor) and the action promises to be “fast mouthed and funny” (The Village Voice) and “apologetically …hilarious” (The New York Times).
Out On A Limb: New Plays from America’s Finest City
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.