ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue and the variety that comes from seeing 7 short plays and a wonderful extra in Reader's Theatre! As the audience you only see the top seven and nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Reader's Theater". 7 different directors ... 7 different plays. Suitable for teenagers to adult.
Regular Tickets: $27 & Cabaret Tables: $37
ShowOff! 2019 Finalists Playwrights
Bless Me Father. Have I Sinned? by Jim May
Cliché by Keith Whalen
Girls Don’t Rob Banks by Jim Gustafson
The Mission by Joe Godfrey
Noir Man by Ken Levine
Suspension of Disbelief by Collin James
Unbound by William Hector
24 HOUR CREATIVE - The Ultimate Theatrical Challenge. Six playwrights and directors are selected to create a play in 24 hours. Each play is approximately 10 min. in length and performed in front of a live audience. This is not only a challenge for the actor, but directors and playwrights as well.
Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Susan, a blind woman, lives with her husband Sam in a basement apartment in Greenwich Village. While away on business, Sam unknowingly smuggles a peculiar doll into the States. But when the doll goes missing, a woman is murdered and a mystery begins to unravel that leaves Susan tangled up with a ruthless con man. A battle of wits ensues and light becomes dark as the tables are turned in a deadly game of cat and mouse , all leading to a gripping finish.
Woody Allen's - Play it Again Sam revolves around neurotic and depressed Allan Felix, a film critic and recent divorcee navigating the world of dating once again. In a series of hilariously failed dates, Felix relies on relationship advice from his friends and ghostly apparitions of his idol, Humphrey Bogart. The result is a charming, witty comedy that is sure to entertain.
Another World Premier Melodrama comes first to San Juan Capistrano from our resident playwright Gary McCarver. Discover the mystery and mischief, the schemers and dreamers of a by-gone-era. Applaud the Heroes and Heroines and boo the Villain in this mostly untold story of a part of San Juan Capistrano history you might have missed. Most people see Judge Egan's Harmony House home in San Juan and don't realize how much of a hero he was for this town and County. They say that the best parts of history are found between the lines ... and in our melodramas you will find those best parts hidden between jokes, puns, and authentic old-time music. Come join us for lots of great old-time live piano music, over-the-top acting, and foam rocks to throw at the villain. Now in our Black Box for even more audience participation and so that everyone can have their foam rocks count. Just be sure not to throw rocks at Judge Egan, Madame Modjeska or the other heroes in this Old-West Style Musical Melodrama. Melodrama has been an annual part of our city's Fiesta Association celebration for 28 years.
Fun for the whole family! From the New Home for Great American Melodrama - HeroAndVillain.com.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. A kooky, spooky, ooky, musical based on Charles Addams' original macabre cartoons that features the whole charmingly creepy clan.
Benjamin Braddock has just finished college, and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: "what do you want to do with your life?" An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from: her daughter, Elaine. Based on the film. Please note: The Graduate contains adult life situations, strong language and suggested nudity. Content is not appropriate for children under 13 years of age.
CaminOvations 2019 - Our annual awards to honor our directors, actors and tech crew! It's time to dress up and enjoy a fabulous show that's all about us! Preshow appetizers and post show appetizers provided.