New Exhibit Traces the History of South Coast Repertory Theatre
A new exhibition traces the history of South Coast Repertory, Orange County's Tony Award-winning theatre. The display is on view Oct. 12-20 at South Coast Plaza, during the mall's regular business hours.
The display, in the Jewel Court rotunda (by Macy's), includes cut-out characters in costumes from past productions and large color panels that tell the story of SCR through photos and text.
The panels include the "stages" of SCR from a young troupe performing wherever they landed to today's state-of-the-Art Theatre complex. Highlighted are the community leaders whose support was vital to SCR's success, the many honors bestowed over the years, the renowned new play programs, theatre for families, educational training onsite and out in the community, and a look behind the scenes, showing artisans at work. A historical video in the center of the rotunda shows stunning images of outstanding productions and the donors who made it all possible.
South Coast Repertory's milestone 50th season continues through June 2014.
Current and Upcoming Productions: Fast Company by Carla Ching, through Oct. 27; 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, Oct. 18-Nov. 17; Ivy + Bean, Theatre for Young Audiences, Nov. 8-24; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Jerry Patch, Nov. 29-Dec. 26. More information is available online: www.scr.org.
ABOUT South Coast Repertory: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson, is celebrating its 50th Season. Now under the leadership of Artistic Director Marc Masterson and Managing Director Paula Tomei, SCR is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. SCR is committed to theatre that illuminates the compelling personal and social issues of our time, not only on its stages but through its wide array of education and outreach programs. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation's largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers and composers. Each year, it showcases some of country's best new plays in the Pacific Playwrights Festival, which attracts theatre professionals from across the country. Of SCR's more than 460 productions, one-quarter have been world premieres, whose subsequent stagings achieved enormous success throughout America and around the world. Two SCR-developed works have won Pulitzer Prizes, and another eight were named Pulitzer finalists. In addition, SCR works have won several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, California, SCR's Folino Theat re Center is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio. Today, SCR produces 13 shows and eight public readings each season. More information is available at www.scr.org.