North Coast Rep: 36 and Counting

North Coast Repertory Theatre Announces Their 36th Season



North Coast Repertory Theatre

The rich and storied history of the North Coast Repertory Theatre continues with their recently-announced 36th season, encompassing shows from September 2017–August 2018. With intimate and beloved performances throughout the year, North Coast Repertory Theatre is a San Diego staple that continues to shine.

Founded in 1982, North Coast Repertory Theatre is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and professional theatre located in Solana Beach. With critical acclaim and citywide support, North Coast Rep has become one of San Diego’s leading performing arts organizations. The theatre takes pride in their award- winning mainstage season, wherein they perform year-round to over 40,000 people annually. Under Artistic Director David Ellenstein—who has served as Artistic Director since 2003—the local theatre company has selected personal, heartfelt and entertaining productions throughout its previous 35 seasons, and season 36 is no exception. Says Ellenstein, “We have chosen to present stories that will appeal not only to our loyal subscribers, but to a broad spectrum of theatre-goers throughout the county.”

Season 36 begins with the always funny Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers, followed by John Steinbeck’s classic dramatic novella- turned play Of Mice and Men in October. The season also features the Alan Ayckbourn comedy How the Other Half Loves in April of 2018.

In addition to the above classic productions, the new North Coast Rep lineup includes three West Coast premieres and one San Diego premiere. February’s drama This Random World (written by Steven Dietz), May’s Tony-nominated The Father (written by Florian Zeller) and July’s joyful The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer are all new to the West Coast. Playing in January 2018 is the San Diego premiere of Around the World in Eighty Days, the classic Mark Brown production adapted from the original novel by Jules Verne.

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? North Coast Rep returns with not one, but two engaging productions: Impro Theatre’s Dickens Unscripted and Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. Both shows offer hilarity, tenderness and the inviting spirit of Christmas—perfect for a chilly winter evening.

With an intriguing array of comedies, dramas and a Gershwin musical finale, North Coast Repertory Theatre’s 36th season is sure to be a wild and fun journey from start to finish! Tickets are available through calling (858) 481-1055 or online at North Coast Repertory Theatre. A subscription package—tickets to seven shows for the price of six—is also available upon request. 

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