You Can’t Take It With You introduces audiences to the freethinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
Studio Theater May 29- June 21
You Can’t Take it With You
1st Reh. April 11, Tech Starts May 22, Open May 29, Close June 21
(12 performances May 29,30,31, June 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21)
Into The Woods
What happens after happily-ever-after? In Steven Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar fairytale figures find their way Into The Woods…and try to get home before dark.
Main Stage July 11- August 1
Into The Woods
1st Reh. May 23, Tech July 3, Open July 11, Close Aug. 1
(9 performances July 11,12,18,19,24,25,26,31,August 1)
Corridos are ballads that are humorous and musical, story-telling vignettes based on a centuries-old Mexican folk tradition. Written by acclaimed local playwright, Luis Valdez, The Western Stage is honored to bring this play to life depicting the heroes, history and mythology of the Mexican Revolution.
Main Stage August 29 – September 19
1st. Reh. July 11, Tech August 21, Open August 29, Close September 19
(9 performances August 29,30,September 5,6,11,12,13,18,19)
It’s Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man and he has but a single flaw…he cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Clinton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie. From a series of misunderstandings and breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western World’s greatest comedies. Pierre Corneille adapted by David Ives.
Studio Theater September 18th – October 4th
The Liar (David Ives)
1st Reh. August 1, Tech September 11, Open September 18, Close October 4
(9 performances September 18,19,20,25,26,27,October 2,3,4)
Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra, lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling-lifestyle in a newly gated hilltop community while Mexican illegals Candido and America, desperately cling to their vision of the American dream as they fight off starvation in a make-shift camp deep in the ravine below. A freak accident brings Candido and Delaney into intimate contact…and their lives will never be the same. Adapted by Mathew Spangler from the best-selling novel by T.C Boyle
Studio Theater October 24 – November 14
1st Reh. September 5, Tech October 16, Open October 24, Close November 14
(10 performances October 24,25,30,31,November 1,6,7,8,13,14,)
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. The Western Stage hopes that The Producers will once again set the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.
Main Stage November 14 – December 12
1st Reh. September 26, Tech November 6, Open November 14, Close December 12
(11 performances November 14,15,21,22,28,29,December 4,5,6,11,12)