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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.

Radioman

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.

Tampons, Dead Dogs and Other Disposable Things

Friday, October 25, 2019Seuss 1
By Shairi Engle

Jen’s voyage pushes her to the limits of sanity, healing and forgiveness.

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.

POP TOUR 2020

Public Performances 2/29 & 3/1Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center (PDC)
POP Tour
Written by A.A. Brenner and Gregg MozgalaDirected by Talleri A. McRae and Mickey Rowe

In partnership with National Disability Theatre (NDT), this season's POP Tour, Emily Driver's Great Race Through Time and Space, follows a young girl who takes her worn-out wheelchair on a time traveling trip across the country.

Fly

Mandell Weiss Theatre
West Coast Premiere Musical
Based on the novel Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Book by Rajiv JosephMusic by Bill Sherman
Lyrics by Kirsten Childs and Rajiv JosephChoreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and Stephanie Klemons
Directed by Jeffrey Seller

New musical! In this thrilling, funny look at J.M. Barrie's novel Peter and Wendy, a whole new Neverland comes to life.

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Lempicka

Mandell Weiss Theatre
New Musical
Book and Lyrics by Carson KreitzerMusic by Matt Gould
Choreography by Raja Feather KellyDirected by Rachel Chavkin

Announced for Broadway!

to the yellow house

Mandell Weiss Forum
World-Premiere Play
By Kimber LeeDirected by Neel Keller

A meditation on love, art and not being popular.

What the Constitution Means to Me

Mandell Weiss Theatre
San Diego Premiere
By Heidi SchreckDirected by Oliver Butler

A Broadway Hit!

Mother Russia

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
World-Premiere Play
By Lauren YeeDirected by Tyne Rafaeli

A world-premiere comedy about the curse of freedom and having to choose between the Filet-o-Fish and the Big Mac.

Guilty Pleasure

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
World-Premiere Play
By Paul RudnickDirected by Christopher Ashley

A laugh-out-loud new comedy about finding your calling in your guilty pleasure.

Bhangin’ It

Mandell Weiss Theatre
World-Premiere Musical
Book by Mike Lew and Rehana Lew MirzaMusic and Lyrics by Sam Willmott
Choreography by Rujuta VaidyaDirected by Amy Anders Corcoran

World Premiere Musical!

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artists, audiences and community members in the fight to end racism.
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