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The Squirrels - 2018 - San Diego, CA (Regional)

Winter is on its way, and the squirrels are restless. Mistrust is growing between the rich Gray Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider gets in the mix, he ignites an epic animal kingdom soap opera teeming with rebel armies, conspiracy, love and family loyalties. No squirrel will go unharmed in this deliciously demented new comedy.

Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) directs Tony Award nominee Robert Askins' (Hand to God) ambitious, out-landishly funny (and downright furry) new play.

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La Jolla Playhouse

(La Jolla, CA)
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

The Squirrels San Diego, CA (Regional) Cast



 

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by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse presents Seize the King, by Will Power (The Seven, Honey Bo and the Goldmine POP Tour), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda (At the Old Place, Tiger Style!, Guards at the Taj), running through September 16 in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
by Alan Henry - Sep 5, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look as La Jolla Playhouse's Seize the King, by Will Power (The Seven, Honey Bo and the Goldmine POP Tour), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda (At the Old Place, Tiger Style!, Guards at the Taj), running through September 16 in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 5, 2014
Renton, Wash
by Alan Henry - Sep 27, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse has announced that Jeanna de Waal will portray the title role in its upcoming world-premiere musical Diana, by the Tony Award-winning Memphis team of Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Tony nomineeKelly Devine. The production will run February 19 - March 31, 2019 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. The complete cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 18, 2019
Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts, and the Alley Theatre, one of America's leading regional theatres, today announced an innovative new collaboration in support of theatre artists. Five playwrights annually will receive two-week residencies at Ucross.
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 6, 2014
Inspired and encouraged by his two granddaughters, Dennis Marcoux, decided to write his first children's book, 'Adventures of Nutty and Twittles, Oh Nuts! I Lost My Little Sister!' Published by Halo Publishing International, the book characterizes forest animals and includes a teaching element for children centered on listening to adults and learning safety. 'I want kids to be encouraged to get something out of the book more than just a story. I want them to learn a moral,' says the retired 68-year-old Cape Coral man. He also wants them, including his nine grandchildren, to read more because he believes it is not encouraged as much as it should be in our culture. Marcoux says reading is important because it ultimately leads to greater creativity. He compares his philosophy on reading like playing dominos. 'Reading leads to imagination, that leads to ideas, and ideas lead to creativity. You can't get to the last domino until you start the first one,' he says. For Marcoux, he has always been interested in the creativity of the arts. He's dabbled in commercials and small stage acting. He says his writing days started in elementary school, but had no purpose. That changed in 2000 with the birth of his mentally challenged granddaughter, Ellie Rose. He wrote a short poem about the love he witnessed between his wife and daughter for this newborn baby. Family members loved the poem, and from that point on he says his writing had a purpose. It wouldn't be until 2009, when his five-year-old granddaughter, Molly, inspired him to write short stories. Marcoux said they would take walks through the woods, and it was the animals that fascinated her-namely the squirrels. It was through his relationship with Molly and her imagination that led him to write his first children's book. Marcoux is currently working on a series of books with Nutty and Twittles that he hopes will continue to teach morals to children, as well as open up their imagination and develop their creativity. You can purchase 'Adventures of Nutty and Twittles, Oh Nuts! I Lost My Little Sister!' through Halo Publishing International. It sells for $12.95. Biography: Originally from Worcester, Mass., Dennis Marcoux worked in the manufacturing business for most of his life. Now he is retired and resides in Cape Coral, Florida. In his spare time, you can find him reading books as a volunteer in elementary schools and children's hospitals. He is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association of Fort Myers, Florida. Press & Media Contact: Lisa M. Umina, Publisher Halo Publishing International 1031 Cherry Spring Drive, AP 726 Houston, TX 77038 - USA 877-705-9647 contact@halopublishing.com http://www.halopublishing.com
by Kathy Strain - Oct 25, 2013
Named "…one of Texas' best storytellers!" by the Austin American-Statesman and recipient of the 2013 Texas Medal of Arts, don't miss this chance to join Jaston Williams alongside singer-songwriter Joe Ely and special guest Jo Carol Pierce for 'an evening filled with poetry, stories (real or otherwise), a few songs and a lot of laughs. Hear about everything from the cocktail mixing airplane pilot to the ocelot in the bedroom. Wear your house-shoes, sip on longnecks and try to help answer the question, Why Lubbock?
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 24, 2014
A SECRET life will soon be exposed at a funeral and the bombshell will cause tempers - and ashes - to fly.
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 20, 2015
Bradley Cooper stopped by this week's ELLEN to talk to the host about their famous neighbor on the Warner Bros. lot Clint Eastwood, who has a very unique relationship with the squirrels.
by Matt Smith - Oct 10, 2014
The episode begins with Zeek and Camille talking about the surgery — “The room's got a view” says Camille; “We can watch the squirrels fornicate” mutters Zeek — before the family stops by to wish him luck and offer hugs and words of strength and support. Zeek reassures them there's a 96% success rate, before spilling the beans to the whole family about Amber's pregnancy (before, only he and Sarah knew). Oops. Well, there goes that storyline too. Funny how these big buildups compare to the actual reveal.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
La Jolla Playhouse announces three world premieres and one west coast premiere for its 2018/2019 season, including: The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Broadway's Hand to God), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley; Seize the King, by Will Power (Playhouse's The Seven), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Casta eda; The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and queens, by Martyna Majok (Ironbound).
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2019
Guelph's own 'Vertical Squirrels' (Daniel Fischlin, Ajay Heble, Lewis Melville, and Ted Warren) continue hosting a residency at Silence through the Fall and Winter of 2019-20, featuring performances that highlight the group in improvised dialogue with special guests. Called an a?oean unclassifiable blast of fresh aira?? by the Montreal Mirror, with their album Hold True (Accroche-toi) chosen as one of the top ten offerings in 2010, the music of the Vertical Squirrels is group-improvised, live in the moment, and draws on a potent mixture of free jazz and post rock sensibilities with nods to Indian ragas, jazz-inflected minimalism, Zappa-esque bouts of sonic anarchy, and German rock music from the 1970s.
by Robert Diamond - May 24, 2017
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Hand to God), directed by 2017 Tony Award winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running June 5 - July 8.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020
12 Peers Theater announced their ninth season with two regional premieres and the return of Mythburgh. Featuring plays by two of the hottest playwrights on the contemporary theatre scene, 12 Peers Theater's season brings the return of Robert Askins to Pittsburgh following City Theatre Company's 2016 production of his play Hand to God and presents an experimental retelling by Jaclyn Backhaus of one of the most compelling tales in our nation's history.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 16, 2015
by Alan Henry - Jun 20, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins, directed by 2017 Tony Award winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running June 5 - July 8.
by - Jun 2, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/2/2018.
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 19, 2018
The La Jolla Playhouse brings Robert Askins' darkly comedic new one act play THE SQUIRRELS to the stage though July 8th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014
Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC today, June 17, 2014!
by - Jun 16, 2014
Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on today, June 17, 2014!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of The Squirrels, by Robert Askins, directed by Christopher Ashley. Get a first look at the production below!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 27, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Seize the King, by Will Power (The Seven, Honey Bo and the Goldmine POP Tour), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda (At the Old Place, Tiger Style!, Guards at the Taj), running August 21 - September 16 in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017
A secret life will soon be exposed at a funeral and the bombshell will cause tempers - and ashes - to fly.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 30, 2017
Just when a sympathetic heart seems like it can't take anymore, reach for something to help quiet the mind and ease the soul. Inkspirations coloring books for adults offer a way to turn off negativity while healing the spirit. Art therapy has long proven its effects as an aid in emotional and mental restoration, and it is not news that coloring as active meditation reduces stress and quiets thoughts. However, from the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul now comes a line of coloring books ready to encourage, inspire, and help worries fade. 
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 19, 2017
According to stopbullying.gov, 15 percent of high school students (grades nine-12) were electronically bullied in the past year. In one large study, about 49 percent of children in grades 4-12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8 percent reported bullying others during that time. With such alarming numbers of bullying, author J. Russell Brooks writes a book that addresses the problem and sets up a platform for parents and children not only to share precious bonding time but also to openly talk about and discuss the reality of bullying. 'The Squirrel's Finnegan' (published by AuthorHouse) is the result of his passionate endeavor.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 14, 2017
'PubTheatre' is a collection of six short Australian plays, performed by the ensemble of Moment to Moment Theatre Company. We will have eleven performances between February 8th and February 22nd, some of which will be Australian / World premiers.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 1, 2019
The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominations for its 2018 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 17th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County. The nominees are chosen by a nine-member body of professional critics who write for San Diego newspapers, magazines, online publications and blogs.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2019
A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2020
A battle for the throne of England will take place on the stage at Gulfshore Playhouse this spring. Naples' premier professional regional theater will present the Tony Award-winning classic 'The Lion in Winter' March 28 to April 19.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 28, 2020
A battle for the throne of England will take place on the stage at Gulfshore Playhouse this spring. Naples' premier professional regional theater will present the Tony Awarda?"winning classic a?oeThe Lion in Wintera?? March 28 to April 19.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 16, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse announces Hundred Days, book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Anne Kauffman, and movement direction by Sonya Tayeh, as the final production of its 2018/2019 season, to run September 22 - October 21 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 13, 2020
An exciting new musical adventure will make its Chicago premiere this spring when Mea??Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall, an original musical about the world renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, receives its Chicago debut at Chicago Children's Theatre. Public performances are April 4-26, 2020.
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 30, 2013
Stan Kitchen, an author from Kentucky, has just released a juvenile fiction book titled 'A Squirrel Named Turtle.' Stan, who has also recently launched a new website, spends his days working as an EMT and his spare time writing. As Stan noted on his new site, he has more stories in his head than he could ever write, so he hopes he can choose them wisely.
by Julie Musbach - Dec 3, 2018
Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its upcoming world premiere musical Diana, featuring the Tony Award-winning Memphis creative team of Joe DiPietro (librettist/lyricist), David Bryan (composer/lyricist) and Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony recipient Christopher Ashley (director), along with Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (choreographer) and Ian Eisendrath (music supervisor).
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2017
La Jolla Playhouse announces Diana, a world-premiere musical from the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, as part of the 2018/2019 season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2018
Aqua Art Miami, a sister fair of Art Miami, marked an incredibly successful five-day event for their 14th edition at the Aqua Hotel (1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139), which took place Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9, 2018.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 11, 2018
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.
by Rosie Hertzman - Dec 11, 2013
Now available is Brian Hodge's Whom the Gods Would Destroy. You can get your copy at Amazon now.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 10, 2013
The public is welcome to attend next week's online live event, a book release party for Brian Hodge's Whom the Gods Would Destroy. It will be held on DarkFuse's Events Page at 9 PM EST on Tuesday, 12/10/13. You can sign up to be reminded about the event HERE. There will be prizes drawn at random for several lucky attendees.
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 7, 2014
Towson, Md.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team as comic playwright Ken Ludwig, who delighted Globe audiences with Robin Hood! and Baskerville, returns with a hilarious world premiere: Ken Ludwig's The Gods of Comedy, directed by Amanda Dehnert (West Side Story at Carnegie Hall, world premieres of Kate Hamill's Pride and Prejudice and Ludwig's Baskerville). Presented in association with McCarter Theatre Center, The Gods of Comedy will run May 11 - June 16, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening on May 16. Single tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1362 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performances at McCarter Theatre Center ran March 12 - 31, 2019.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2020
Having raised over $20,000 to date in support of arts organizations and other charities impacted by the COVID-19 virus, Play-PerView announces programming and casting for five upcoming events through May 8th.
by - Apr 17, 2014
Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on Tuesday, April 22, 2014!