THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for South Coast Rep, Now thru March 2014

South Coast Repertory has announced its upcoming shows and events, December 2013-March 2014. Details below!

December 2013

Through Dec. 26 - Segerstrom Stage

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Jerry Patch

Directed by John-David Keller

Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the South Coast Repertory family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters-Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come-and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

Tickets: Prices start at $21-$26.

Dates: Regular performances: Through Dec. 26. Several performances are sold out.

Show times: See show times at

More information: (714) 708-5555 or


Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. - Julianne Argyros Stage

The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois

By Adam Rapp

NewSCRipts Reading

Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky, just across the Illinois border. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself-except for the occasional game of Monopoly or Yahtzee with his neighbor-and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at Ellis' doorstep one afternoon, their visit forces him to confront the tragic past that estranged him from those he loves. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois is a tense and heartbreaking look at loss, regret and the tenacity of hope. The reading runs roughly 90 minutes.

Tickets: $15

More information: (714) 708-5555 or


January 2014

Jan. 5-26 - Julianne Argyros Stage

Trudy and Max in Love or, that Forever Feeling

by Zoe Kazan

Directed by Lila Neugebauer

On rare occasions, you meet someone and everything clicks. But is love a choice? Or does it just happen? Trudy writes young adult fiction; Max is a novelist of celebrity status. And their attraction is anything but convenient. This very funny take on an unconventional romance is the latest from the multi-talented Zoe Kazan. A playwright/screenwriter/stage and screen actor on a roll, she's the author and star of the hit indie film, Ruby Sparks, praised by The New York Times as "beautifully written and acted."

Tickets: Prices start at $22

Dates: Previews: Jan. 5-9; regular performances Jan. 11-26.

Show times: Tuesday-Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

More information: (714) 708-5555 or


Jan. 24-Feb. 23 - Segerstrom Stage

The Light in the Piazza

book by Craig Lucas

music and lyrics by Adam Guettel

directed by Kent Nicholson

based on the novel by ElizaBeth Spencer

Filled with sunshine, light as a summer breeze; this exhilarating musical follows the Italian travels of Margaret Johnson and her stunningly beautiful daughter, Clara. When a dashing young Italian captures Clara's heart, Margaret is compelled to reveal the secret about her daughter. Even as she struggles with concern about Clara's future, she must decide whether or not to release her hold-and bravely give the young lovers her blessing. Early in his career, playwright Craig Lucas found a home at SCR, which produced five of his plays in five years. Now he returns for the 50th Season with this award-winning play boasting one of the most celebrated scores of the decade by Adam Guettel, grandson of the iconic composer Richard Rodgers.

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