AMERYKA, SMOKEFALL and More Set for South Coast Rep's Dec 2012-March 2013 Season

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South Coast Rep has announced its schedule of performances from December 2012-March 2013. Details below.

DECEMBER 2012

Dec. 6-9 - Nicholas Studio

AMERYKA

Presented by Critical Mass Performance Group

Studio SCR

Stories of freedom and democracy link the United States and Poland across time—in the late 18th century, the 1950s-60s, 1980s and post-Sept. 11.

Time: Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 8 p.m..; Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $10- $30

Through Dec. 24 - Segerstrom Stage

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

33rd Annual Production

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Jerry Patch
Directed by John-David Keller

Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this cherished Dickens classic with all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge himself.

Tickets: $35-$63. See last page for performance times.

Dec. 10 - Julianne Argyros Stage

NEWSCRIPTS PLAY READING— STEVEN DRUKMAN’S DEATH OF THE AUTHOR

Two men at a crossroads—one set to begin his life after graduating, the other a professor with ambitions—and a situation that gets out of control. That’s at the core of Steven Drukman’s Death of the Author, featured in a staged reading as part of the 27th season of the NewSCRipts reading series at South Coast Repertory. NewSCRipts is a play reading series that has provided a forum for talented writers for 26 years. Three times a year, NewSCRipts gives audiences the opportunity to be a part of SCR's play development program by offering interaction with playwrights and actors in works-in-progress.  

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $14. May be purchased in advance or at the door.

JANUARY 2013

Jan.6-27, 2013 - Julianne Argyros Stage

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT

By Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by Michael John Gracés

Set smack in the middle of New York’s mean streets, this Broadway hit is exhilarating, hilarious—and totally irreverent.  Recently sprung from prison, Jackie has an AA sponsor and is back with Veronica, the love of his life since eighth grade.  The problem is, Veronica can’t shake her drug habit, and she refuses to answer when he asks about “the man hat that-ain’t-my-hat” on their bedside table. But Jackie is a survivor, and if he sometimes loses sight of his goal, he never loses his decency, in this surprising examination of acceptance, loyalty and love.

Tickets: $20- $70. See last page for performance times.

Jan. 25-Feb. 24, 2013 - Segerstrom Stage

CHINGLISH

By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Leigh Silverman

Daniel’s sign-making company is in trouble, but he has a great idea: score a fat contract in China, where signs for English-speaking tourists are mangled by hilarious mis-translations. But he forgets the first rule: always bring your own translator because business deals involve much more than wining and dining. And when Daniel falls in love with a beautiful bureaucrat, even feelings take on different meanings. The repartee is fast and funny, and the timing is spot-on in this East-West comedy that embraces both sides of the cultural divide. (A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre.)

Tickets: $20 - $70. See last page for performance times.

 

FEBRUARY 2013

Through Feb.24, 2013 - Segerstrom Stage

CHINGLISH

By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Leigh Silverman

Daniel’s sign-making company is in trouble, but he has a great idea: score a fat contract in China, where signs for English-speaking tourists are mangled by hilarious mis-translations. But he forgets the first rule: always bring your own translator because business deals involve much more than wining and dining. And when Daniel falls in love with a beautiful bureaucrat, even feelings take on different meanings. The repartee is fast and funny, and the timing is spot-on in this East-West comedy that embraces both sides of the cultural divide. (A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre.)

Tickets: $20 - $70. See last page for performance times.

Feb.8-24, 2013 Julianne Argyros Stage

ANASTASIA KRUPNIK

Adapted by Meryl Friedman

From the book by Lois Lowry

Directed by Casey Stangl

Ten-year-old Anastasia is opinionated, sassy and funny. Really funny. Of course, she also has a funny name, but she’ll make up for it in this offbeat story taken right from the pages of her diary. It’s about all the things she loves—and hates—and what she plans to do about them. This memorable story from the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver is a wonderful portrait of childhood and family life, complete with all its ups and downs.

Tickets: $20- $32. See last page for performance times.

Feb.14-17, 2013 - Nicholas Studio

SONGS OF BILITIS

By Katie Polebaum

Presented by Rogue Artists Ensemble

Playwright: Sean T. Cawelti

Studio SCR

The world's greatest work of counterfeit Greek erotica! At the turn of the 20th-century, Pierre Louys captured the imaginations and libidos of the literary world after penning an extensive collection of exquisite and sensuous poetry by a fabricated Greek courtesan named "Bilitis;" it held a false place in the canon of classical Greek erotic literature for nearly 10 years. Songs of Bilitis combines multi-media projections and video with puppetry, movement and mask work, as the Rogues explore how a flamboyant avant-garde Parisian novelist successfully impersonated a Sapphic Greek poet in the most erotically elaborate literary hoax the world has ever known. (Contains nudity and adult language.)

Time: Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $15- $30

Feb. 16, 2013 - Nicholas Studio

SCRAMBLE

Studio SCR

SCRamble returns with a night boldly blends alterNative Theatre, comedy, dance, music and interdisciplinary collaborations as some of SoCal’s most interesting artists serve up unforgettable theatrical delights in 10-minute increments. Sample these great works for one great price.

Time: 10 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Feb. 21-24, 2013 - Nicholas Studio

TRACK 3

Presented by Theatre Movement Bazaar

Studio SCR

Theatre Movement Bazaar, creators of last year’s Anton’s Uncles, investigates Chekhov’s famous play, Three Sisters. In, Track 3, the characters are stranded, waiting and wanting something outside of themselves to give them happiness. They are on the modern hero’s journey, not to Moscow, as they hoped, but a journey within. Movement, dance, song and humor derail the play from its Victorian origins and set the itinerary for a 21st-century existential extravaganza.

Time: Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $15- $25

 

MARCH 2013 

March 10-31, 2013 - Julianne Argyros Stage

THE WHALE

By Samuel D. Hunter

Directed by Martin Benson

Charlie is different from most of us. He’s an online writing teacher with one friend, a nurse who nearly kills him with kindness, and one acquaintance, a troubled young missionary who’s determined to rescue his soul. He’s in bad health but refuses to be hospitalized. And, he weighs in at 600 pounds. When his estranged daughter turns up suddenly, Charlie makes a deal to buy her time, if not her affections. He hopes their connection will give her life—and his—meaning at last.

Tickets: $20- $70. See last page for performance times.

March 29-April 28, 2013 - Segerstrom Stage

SMOKEFALL

By Noah Haidle

Directed by Anne Kauffman

This endearing fantasia tells the story of three generations of an eccentric Midwestern family on the verge of big changes. Two new souls are about to enter the world. Time present, time past and time future mingle and converge as family members await the arrival of Violet’s twin babies. The promise of new life is in the air—but so is the inevitability of change and loss. Magical and tragic, funny and forlorn, paradoxical and profound, Haidle’s tale offers a lyrical meditation on the mystery and fragility of life. (A world premiere co-production with Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.)

Tickets: $20 - $70 See last page for performance times.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS – THEATRE CONSERVATORY 

Jan. 8–March 16, 2013

KIDS AND TEENS ACTING CLASSES / WINTER SESSION

SCR’s year-round acting program for youth (grades 3-6) and teens (grades 7-12) includes four levels of training with entry levels at all ages for students with no previous experience.  After completing the second year, students may audition for the SCR Players, an advanced ensemble group whose training culminates with public performances each spring on one of SCR’s stages. All sessions are held in SCR’s education facilities at the Folino Theatre Center.

Tuition: $280 per 10-week session; $250, discounted price for siblings.

Jan. 14–March 6, 2013

ADULT ACTING CLASSES / WINTER SESSION

Students 18 and over choose from a variety of classes developed to suit individual pace and interests.  Courses range from Improvisation to Fundamentals of Acting to Actors Workshop for career-minded students, as well as two levels of playwriting. Many sessions also include Acting for the Camera and Musical Theatre.  Classes meet weekly 7-10 p.m.  Call (714) 708-5510 for schedule.

Tuition: $295 per 8-week session 

For information about education programs, call (714) 708-5577 or visit the website at www.scr.org.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

2012-13 Season

Segerstrom Stage:

o       Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

o       Thursday – Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.

o       Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

A Christmas Carol (Segerstrom Stage):

o       Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30

o       Saturday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, matinees at 2:30 p.m. and evenings at 7:30 p.m.

o       Wednesday- Friday, Dec. 5-7, at 7:30 p.m.

o       Tuesday- Friday, Dec. 11-14, at 7:30 p.m.

o       Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21, at 7:30 p.m.

o       Monday Dec. 24, at 4:00 p.m.

Julianne Argyros Stage:

o       Tuesday – Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.

o        Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Theatre for Young Audiences:

o       Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m.

o       2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

o       Sunday at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

TICKET INFORMATION

2012-13 Season

Segerstrom Stage and Julianne Argyros Stage: $20-$70.

Theatre for Young Audiences: $20-$32.

Discounts for previews, patrons ages 25-years- and-younger, full-time students and educators with valid ID, seniors, and groups of 10 or more (at most performances). SCR also offers Today Tix, special ticket bargains on the day of performance only and subject to availability. Patrons 25-years-old-and-under and full-time students get $10 Rush Tix the day of performance, subject to availability.  Patrons age 15-to-25 may also sign up for a free MyStage membership to receive $10 tickets to any performance. Details here: http://www.scr.org/tickets/mystage.aspx.

Ticket Services Office: By phone at (714) 708-5555, online at www.scr.org or in person at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Calif.

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