2019/2020 Season
2019/2020 Season

Past Shows

DNA New Work Series

May 2 – 5, 2019

The Playhouse’s acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, is back for its seventh year, running May 2 – 5, 2019.

Native Voices Festival of New Plays

June 1-2, 2019Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center

Join us for Native Voices at the Autry's 25th Festival of New Plays.

Put Your House in Order

June 2 – 30, 2019Mandell Weiss Forum
World-Premiere Play
By Ike HolterDirected by Lili-Anne Brown

CRITIC'S CHOICE!The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rom-Com meets apocalyptic thriller.


Sunday, July 21, 2019Mandell Weiss Forum
By James McManusDirected by Vanessa Stalling

RADIOMAN is a FREE reading based on interviews with actual veterans who came together to tackle the impossible.

The Luckiest

June 30 – July 28, 2019Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
World-Premiere Play
By Melissa RossDirected by Jaime Castañeda

A deeply affirmational story of how we live and love.

An Experiment with an Air Pump

August 8 – August 25, 2019Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
By Shelagh StephensonDirected by Richard Baird

Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, as a part of the La Jolla Playhouse Theatre in Residence Program, presents An Experiment with an Air Pump

The Coast Starlight

August 20 – September 15, 2019Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
World-Premiere Play
By Keith BuninDirected by Tyne Rafaeli

A smart, funny and compassionate story about our capacity for re-invention when life goes off the rails.

Kiss My Aztec!

September 3 – October 12, 2019Mandell Weiss Theatre
New Musical
Book By John Leguizamo and Tony TacconeMusic by Benjamin Velez
Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez and John LeguizamoBased on a screenplay written by John Leguizamo and Stephen Chbosky
Choreography by Maija GarcíaDirected by Tony Taccone
In Association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Fresh, irreverent and outrageously funny new musical.

Coming Soon

Cambodian Rock Band

November 12 – December 15, 2019Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
San Diego Premiere
By Lauren YeeFeaturing songs by Dengue Fever
Directed by Chay Yew

A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.


February 18 – March 29, 2020Mandell Weiss Theatre
West Coast Premiere Musical
Based on the novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Book by Rajiv JosephMusic by Bill Sherman
Lyrics by Kirsten Childs and Rajiv JosephDirected by Jeffrey Seller

A whole new Neverland comes to life.

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