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:

A Semicolon Is A Double

by Larry Rinkel
Directed by Kristin Fogle

Two seemingly different high school boys bond over grammar and each share the secret they’ve been hiding.


by Oded Gross
Directed by Hannah Logan

A funny look at the ridiculous state of affairs in our country today.


by Phil Darg
Directed by James P. Darvas

When job security is more important than self respect.


by Jaisey Bates
Directed by Colette Hamilton

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

Squirrels In A Knothole

by Peter J. Stavros
Directed by Adam Parker

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.

The Hunt(s)

by Tori Rice King
Directed by Leigh Akin

A young successful lawyer returns home to rural Indiana, hoping to address concerns for her mother’s mental health and finds that the problem is much bigger, more mythic than she could have imagined.