North Coast Rep Announces Season 36

North Coast Rep Announces Season 36

North Coast Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present its 36th Season. North Coast Repertory Theatre a non-profit professional theatre company, has evolved into one of the area's leading performing arts organizations, recognized for the quality of its work and its commitment to excellence. In a single night, you can be transported to a different place and transformed by the experiencE. North Coast Rep's 36th Season line-up includes a delightful array of comedy, family drama, a Gershwin musical and a frolicking journey around the world.

SEASON 36: 2017-2018

Neil Simon'S LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS

Directed by Christopher Williams

September 6 - October 1, 2017

Nobody does Neil Simon like North Coast Rep! Barney Cashman, middle aged, overworked, and with no experience in covert maneuvers, is bored with his bland "nice" life. He is anxiously trying to join the sexual revolution before it's too late, and his attempts at seduction will leave you howling with laughter.

John Steinbeck'S OF MICE AND MEN

Directed by David Ellenstein

October 18 - November 12, 2017

John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play OF MICE AND MEN hit the boards in 1937 electrifying the audience at the Music Box Theatre. Eighty years later, the story of these two iconic figures Lenny and George continues to be part of our country's collective imagination - a tale of friendship in a world of solitude that is sustained by illusory dreams.

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS - Adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by Jules Verne - San Diego Premiere

Directed by Allison Bibicoff

January 10 - February 4, 2018

Stampeding elephants! Runaway trains! Unbridled humor! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg in the original "Great Race," circling the globe alive with danger, romance, and comic surprises at every turn. In the hilariously theatrical style of The 39 Steps, 5 actors portray 42 characters in a thrilling race against time.

THIS RANDOM WORLD - By Steven Dietz - West Coast Premiere

Directed by David Ellenstein

February 21 - March 18, 2018

Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD follows a series of intersecting lives: A mother determined to maintain her independence, a daughter longing for adventure, two sisters seeking common ground, and an internet prank gone awry. Warmly humorous and lyrically bittersweet, this play by Steven Dietz investigates what it is to love, to lose, and be touched by the serendipity of life.

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES - By Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Geoffrey Sherman

April 11 - May 6, 2018

Britain's brilliant comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical meal. It stands as a classic modern comedy. A portrait of three very different marriages that turns into a spirited game of mixed doubles involving sex, jealousy and ingenious stagecraft that only Mr. Ayckbourn can design. Full of clever, razor-sharp dialogue and impeccable split-second timing and twists,

THE FATHER - By Florian Zeller, Translated by Christopher Hampton - West Coast Premiere

Directed by David Ellenstein

May 30 - June 24, 2018

A sensation in Paris, London and New York, and honored with a war chest of awards including a Tony nomination for Best Play. André, now 80 years old, was once a tap dancer who lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can't find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control.

THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer - Created and Written by Joseph Vass - West Coast Premiere

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin

Songs from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin

Directed by Peter Moore

July 11 - August 5, 2018

George Gershwin takes you back to New York City in the early 1900s, the world of Tin Pan Alley, bustling with popular tunes, folk songs, blues, jazz, Yiddish theatre, cantor chants, and opera -- a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive "American Songbook." THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN features favorites like "The Man I Love," "Embraceable You," "Summertime," "I Got Rhythm," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "Someone To Watch Over Me." A supreme evening of spellbinding music.

With America's treasured playwrights, three West Coast premieres, one San Diego premiere, and a whole lot of laughs, this season promises to be one of the most exciting ever.

Shows subject to change.

For more information, visit northcoastrep.org.

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