EXTENDED! June 5 - July 8, 2018 | Mandell Weiss Forum
By Robert Askins | Directed by Christopher Ashley
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.
Tickets start at $46
A limited number of Area 3 – $20 tickets for The Squirrels are made available one week before the first performance.
Please note this show contains squirrels engaging in R-rated behaviors. Violence, adult situations and strong language.
Brian & Silvija Devine
Top banner photo credit: The cast of The Squirrels; photo by Jim Carmody
La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Cypress, Texas-born Robert Askins is the author of the Tony-nominated and Obie Award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God, which enjoyed a run on London’s West End and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. His comedy Fish Display was part of the 2012 Ojai Playwrights Conference, and his play Permission, also developed at OPC, had its world premiere Off Broadway at MCC Theater in Spring 2015. Askins is currently working on a new a musical and plays with La Jolla Playhouse, the Alley Theatre, and Joey Parnes Productions. In addition, he’s a writer on the AMC series The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan. He is the recipient of two EST/Sloan grants, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, and an Arch and Bruce Davis Award for Playwriting. Askins is a graduate of Baylor Unversity in Waco, Texas.Robert Askins Playwright
Christopher Ashley has served as La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic Director for over a decade. During his tenure, he has helmed such Playhouse productions as Hollywood, The Darrell Hammond Project, Chasing the Song, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the musicals Escape to Margaritaville, Freaky Friday, Xanadu, Memphis, which won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Come From Away, for which he won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical. He also spearheaded the Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) series, the DNA New Work Series and the Resident Theatre program.Christopher Ashley Director
The Mandell Weiss Forum is a 400-seat thrust stage theatre, with audience members surrounding the stage on three sides.