Backstage at SPTC to Present CHASING SUMMER, 8/8-24
The Santa Paula Theater Center, Back Stage, presents the original production, CHASING SUMMER by Elixeo Flores and Kimberly Peters on its Back Stage venue from August 8 -Aug. 24th. Regular performances are on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS (Including a Thursday performance on 8/21) AT 8PM AND SUNDAY MATINEES AT 4PM.
Chasing Summer is a young girl's coming of age story set in the late 1950's West Coast Surf Culture. In keeping with traditional beach stories from that era there is plenty of high jinx and teenage romance. Chasing Summer follows young Samantha Anne Gaynor as she maneuvers the complex path of adolescence to young adulthood. Life is pretty simple for Samantha until she has a run in with a young handsome surfer called Casanova. Samantha has the help of her family and friends as she strives to make the right decisions. Because that's how happy endings are made.
SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES
CHASING SUMMER features a cast of thirteen with Olivia Heulitt as Samantha/Stacy, Helene Benjamin as Grandma Sam, Alex Cowans as Einstein, Justin Johnson as Casanova, Jennifer Skutley as Sally, Bernie Martinez as Wipe Out, Logan Sylvester as Axel, Penny Krevenas as the Mother, Roger Krevenas as the Father, Paulina Logan as Patsy, Anthony Baldonado as Gomez, Andrew Nunez as ExLax, Luke Sylvester as Don Carlos. Kimberly Peters and Elixeo Flores direct the piece with Andrea Robles lighting design and Leslie Nichols producing. Costume design by Barbara Pedziwiatr.
Reservations for CHASING SUMMER can be made through the Santa Paula Theater Center Box Office at 805.525.4645 or on our web site www.santapaulatheatercenter.org. Prices are $15.00 regular admission and $13.00 for Seniors, Students, and Military. Performances will run from Friday, August 8th - Sunday Matinee, Aug. 24th. Regular performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Thursday 8/21 at 8p and Summer Sunday matinees at 4pm.