Scripps Ranch Theatre’s 7th Annual “Out On A Limb:
New Plays from America’s Finest City”

July 13, 14, 15 and July 20, 21, 22
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Tickets: $20

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.

2018 Out On A Limb plays:

Directed by James P. Darvas
Featuring: Thonie Lee and Aaron Lugo

When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a black man in his late 30s, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater in Santee, California, and a caregiver to his late husband’s white, 16-year-old son, Pup. Both enamored with classic monster movies, their relationship is warm and witty, but not without strain. Pup suffers from night terrors, Remy struggles with raising a teen he doesn’t always understand. The duo’s connection is tested when Remy learns Pup’s been bullying a classmate: a boy who likes to paint his nails. “Monsters of the American Cinema” is a haunting and humorous tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters.

Directed by Don Loper
Featuring: Dori Salois, Pamela Brittain, Connie Terwilliger and M. Eliane Weidauer

Marge lives in a 55+ retirement community. She is alone now and her deceased husband has left her with enormous debt. Can she afford to live where she is? How will she pay for healthcare, food or everyday expenses? Her two BFFs have a creative solution to supplement Marge’s financial woes. They invite her to join the DESERT OASIS GARDEN CLUB. With hypocrisy, humor and enlightened progressiveness, this play explores the importance of family and friends and embracing one of Mother Nature’s botanical gifts.

ANOMALY.EXE by Salomon Maya
Directed by Hannah Logan
Featuring: Amara Young and John Carroll

Valerie and Brad have the perfect house…the perfect marriage…the perfect life. And in the not too distant future, revolutionary technology has allowed Valerie and Brad to build the perfect son before he even takes his first real breath. Yet as this happy couple begin choosing the traits for their child, they realize that perfection, or at least the pursuit of it, might very well disrupt the very symbiotic relationship they fought so hard to maintain. Breaking the very code that had sustained almost perfection.