December 4 - 30, 2018 | Mandell Weiss Theatre
By Lindsey Ferrentino | Directed by Anne Kauffman
CRITIC’S CHOICE – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Every New Year’s Eve a family gathers in their Florida backyard to ring in the coming year. In between dips in the pool, politically incorrect banter and a highly-anticipated onion dip, their relationships grow and fracture in moments that become family legend. Unfolding backwards in time, The Year to Come is a funny, touching and relatable world premiere that shows how the promise of our future is shaped by the lens of our past.
Rising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino introduces us to a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century.
Tickets start at $46
A limited number of Area 3 – $20 tickets for The Year to Come are made available one week before the first performance.
This production contains strong language and adult content.
Estimated run time: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission.
ACCESS Performance (ASL interpretation, audio description): Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 pm
Lindsey Ferrentino is a New York-based playwright originally from Florida, where many of her plays are set. Her critically-acclaimed Ugly Lies the Bone was a New York Times Critic's Pick. In the 2017/2018 season, her acclaimed play Amy and the Orphans premiered at Roundabout. Other plays include This Flat Earth, Kokomo, Magic Man, Moonlight on the Bayou and Paradise Bar and Grill. Ferrentino is the recipient of the 2016 Kesselring Prize, Laurents/Hatcher Citation of Excellence, ASCAP Cole Porter Playwriting Prize, Paul Newman Drama Award, 2015 Kilroys List, She holds a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has two M.F.A.s in playwriting from Hunter College and The Yale School of Drama.Lindsey Ferrentino Playwright
Anne Kauffman has worked with Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, MCC, Roundabout, WP, P73, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Goodman, Steppenwolf, The Wilma and ZSpace. She is Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, Resident Director at Roundabout Theater, Artistic Associate and Founding Member of The Civilians, a Sundance Program Associate, Clubbed Thumb Associate Artist and co-creator of the CT Directing Fellowship, New Georges Associate Artist, Artistic Council of Soho Rep and an SDC Executive Board Member. Awards: Lortel, Three OBIEs, Two Barrymore Awards, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Exceptional Creativity from Lincoln Center, the Alan Schneider Director Award and a Lilly Award. She holds an M.F.A. in Directing from UC San Diego.Anne Kauffman Director
KPBS Evening Edition: The Year to Come
La Jolla Playhouse's compelling 'The Year to Come' a grand family story set on rewind– The San Diego Union-Tribune
Foodie Fridays - Food Trucks
Sonic Saturdays - Live Music (evening)
December 11 and December 18 following the 7:30 pm performances
Wednesday, December 19 before the 7:30 pm performance
Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 pm
The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.