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World Premiere of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS & More Announced for Laguna Playhouse 2022-2023 Season

The season will also feature Rita Rudner starring in a play to be announced, Joe Spano starring in Will Eno's 'The Realistic Joneses' and more.

World Premiere of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS & More Announced for Laguna Playhouse 2022-2023 Season


Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2022-2023 Season of Shows! Their season begins with the most successful new Canadian play of the last decade, the hilariously heartwarming KIM'S CONVENIENCE; followed by a world premiere play, based on the 1975 ABC Theatre Presentation that starred Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, the charming and delightful LOVE AMONG THE RUINS; then Playhouse favorite Rita Rudner will take to our stage once again in a play guaranteed to delight that will be announced shortly; next the romantic and captivating, Grammy, Tony and Olivier Award winning musical, ONCE; Joe Spano will return to our stage in Will Eno's slyly hilarious play, THE REALISTIC JONESES; and we complete our season with a killer new adaptation of the Agatha Christie thriller from writer and director Steven Dietz, MURDER ON THE LINKS! A season to celebrate, a season to love, and a season to die for, all at your Laguna Playhouse. Comments Executive Producing Director Ellen Richard "We are so thrilled to bring such a diverse range of theatrical experiences to our subscribers and audiences in this exceptional season. Playhouse favorites Rita Rudner and Joe Spano mixed in with some exciting new works promise to make this one of our most thrilling and extraordinary seasons in our history."


September 21 - October 9, 2022 (Press Opening September 25, 2022)
Written by Ins Choi
Directed by Victor Malana Maog
The most successful new Canadian play of the last decade, KIM'S CONVENIENCE - set in a family-run Korean convenience store - is a hilarious and heartwarming ode to generations of immigrants. Mr. Kim is a first-generation Korean immigrant and the proud owner of Kim's Convenience for the past 30 years. Now he's trying desperately - and hilariously - to grapple with both a changing neighborhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. Before KIM'S CONVENIENCE was a hit on Canadian TV and Netflix, it brought laughter to audiences through this warm and joyous stage play.


October 26 - November 13, 2022 (Press Opening October 30, 2022)
Written by James G. Hirsch and Robert A. Papazian
From a film script by James Costigan
Produced in Association with Papazian Hirsch Entertainment
When wealthy widow and socialite Jessica Medlicott is sued for breach of promise by her money-seeking ex-fiancé, will her past as an actress help or haunt her? As highly respected, strait-laced lawyer Sir Arthur Granville-Jones steps into the picture, he is driven to hilarious distraction by her larger-than-life personality. Based on the 1975 ABC Theater Presentation with Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, this world premiere adaptation of the courtroom classic LOVE AMONG THE RUINS is every bit as charming and delightful as the original film, which garnered a Peabody Award and multiple Emmys.


January 25 - February 12, 2023 (Press Opening January 29, 2023)
Starring Rita Rudner
Directed by Martin Bergman
Rita Rudner, a Laguna Playhouse favorite, is guaranteed to delight as she stars in another play on our stage that will be announced shortly and is not-to-be-missed!


March 8 - March 26, 2023 (Press Opening March 12, 2023)
Book by Edna Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Directed by Steve Steiner
"Guy meets Girl" in this tender love story about a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up, and a piano-playing Czech immigrant who reminds him how to dream. Featuring an outstanding ensemble of performers playing their instruments live on stage, this emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. With all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all!


April 26 - May 14, 2023 (Press Opening April 30, 2023)
Written by Will Eno
Produced in association with the Rubicon Theatre and Gare St Lazare Ireland
In THE REALISTIC JONESES, we meet Bob and Jennifer Jones and their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones, two suburban couples who discover they have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last names. Spare, suggestive, slyly hilarious, and strangely maddening, this profound play explores what is said, what is unsaid and the role that denial plays in helping us navigate life's chaos. Nominated for the Outer Critics and Drama League Award and listed by The New York Times as one of the "Best Plays of the Year," these characters will continue to haunt you long after you leave the theatre.


Will you be able you guess "Whodunit?"
May 31 - June 18, 2023 (Press Opening June 4, 2023)
Written and Directed by Steven Dietz
From the Novel by Agatha Christie
Transfer from North Coast Repertory Theatre
Something's afoul on the private golf course at Merlinville-Sur-Mer - namely the body of Hercule Poirot's newest client. Acclaimed playwright Steven Dietz brings the famed Belgian detective to life to solve one of Agatha Christie's most intricate whodunits. Of course, there are the host of usual - and - unusual suspects. A cast of six versatile actors embody a myriad of characters as they navigate the twists and turns of this lively and fun new adaptation. You won't want to miss a thrilling moment of this comic mystery.


Subscriptions on sale beginning Tuesday, May 17. Six-Play Season Tickets range from $240.00 - $360.00 and can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787).
The box office is open Mondays - Saturdays: 12pm to 4pm; Sundays open 2 hours prior to show time until 15 minutes after curtain. Open until showtime on all performance days.
For more information on all shows and programming visit LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
Founded in 1920, the historic Laguna Playhouse is one of the oldest continuously-operating not-for-profit theatres on the West Coast and is proud to be an active participant in the celebrated Laguna Beach arts community. From classic plays and musical comedies to the current off-Broadway smash, cutting edge and traditional music exhibitions, dance festivals and stand-up comedy performances, Laguna Playhouse brings the magical experience of the performing arts direct to over 80,000 patrons each season.
Laguna Playhouse educational programming includes year-round classes, productions by and for children and teens (Youth Theatre) and is one of the few companies in the region that offer a curriculum-based professional theatre-touring program, TheatreReach, which aligns with the California State Standards for literature, history and performing arts curriculum.
Laguna Playhouse has been recognized in for the past five years as one of Orange County Register's "Best of OC" in the category of Live Theatre. The Laguna Playhouse has featured many talented performers on stage, including Ed Asner, Leslie Caron, Hershey Felder, Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, Val Kilmer, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Hal Linden, Wendie Malick, Rita Rudner, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart, Loretta Swit, and Bette Davis.
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