POP Tour 2019:
Light Years Away

POP Tour

POP Tour 2019:
Light Years Away

Touring San Diego Schools January 30 - March 30, 2019 | Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center (PDC)

By Laura Schellhardt | Directed by Jacole Kitchen

Want to help? Consider making a contribution to our “Adopt-A-School” Fund today to bring the POP Tour to one of this year’s deserving Title l schools.


The POP Tour commission is made possible through the generous support of
The Potiker Family.

The year is 2068. Having discovered a new inhabitable planet named YOLO 6, NASA sponsors a contest to discover who should be chosen to live on this new world, and three 5th graders are up for the challenge! They embark on a storytelling journey, learning about the real problems, as well as the real beauty in their current world and what they think should be created in the next. Through their new-found friendship, this individual mission turns them into a team of thinkers ready to lift off on a new path. Audiences will get an opportunity to decide who gets to go to YOLO 6, launching them on their own voyage to dream bigger and celebrate teamwork.

Introduced in 1987, the POP Tour travels throughout the county, touring schools, libraries and community centers. Prior to each performance, a Playhouse teaching artist visits each school to engage students in an interactive workshop to explore issues and themes at the core of the play. The Playhouse also provides schools with a standards-based engagement guide that enables educators to integrate the play into their existing curriculum. After each performance, the cast and crew conduct a question and answer session with the audience.

Schools are provided with copies of a standards-based enrichment guide to support teachers’ classroom work before and after the performance.

A limited amount of funding is available to help lower the cost for schools in need through the Adopt-A-School fund.

La Jolla Playhouse Gratefully Acknowledges the Generous Institutional Support of our Education & Outreach Donors

Corporate support provided by:


US Bank
Wells Fargo
Bank of America
The Morrison Foerster Foundation
Nordson Corporation Foundation
Union Bank
Perkins Coie LLP
Silicon Valley Bank


Government support provided by:


National Endowment for the Arts
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
The County of San Diego
The County of San Diego

The City of Encinitas & Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program
The City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant

Foundation support provided by:

The William Hall Tippett and Ruth Rathell Tippett Foundation
Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
San Diego Scottish Rite Community Foundation
The Farrell Family Foundation
Price Philanthropies Foundation
Coastal Community Foundation
John and Marcia Price Family Foundation
The Sutherland Foundation and La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation

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