The Roustabouts Theatre Company Presents "Withering Heights"

Roustabouts Theatre Company

Roustabouts Theatre Company

Bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep’s Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere of Withering Heights at the Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. A comic retelling of Emily Bronte’s English novel Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff and Catherine take to the Moors as you’ve never seen them before, now called Withering Heights by Omri Schein and Phil Johnson as they perform all fourteen roles in the play. It’s an action packed tour de force of two character actors against the most famous romantic novel of all time. A Gothic whirlwind love story with a very new twist. 

Withering Heights previews begin Saturday, June 10th. Opening night is on Saturday, June 17th at 8pm. The production closes Sunday, July 9th. It will play Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

The Roustabouts Theatre Company is a non-profit San Diego theatre company dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences in southern California by producing fresh visions of classics, well-known contemporary plays and new works. Phil Johnson, one of the founders of the company states: “We celebrate the artist and honor the creative impulse by drawing from the rich, diverse talents of actors, directors, designers, and playwrights who live in our region. The best plays for you, matched up with the best local artists.”

Johnson believes the new works they produce will have an important impact and deserves a prominent place on the American stage. The two other co-founders are actor/director/playwright Ruff Yeager and Will Cooper, a playwright originally from Chicago whose play Jade Heart was last produced at Moxie Theatre

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