Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company
San Diego

La Jolla Playhouse Commission

WRITTEN IN STONE - Backyard Renaissance Theatre

Hidden corners of Stone Brewing’s Liberty Station Bistro & Gardens serve as the setting for five new 10-minute plays. Audiences will travel to five locations and witness stories that were inspired there and penned by Playhouse-commissioned playwrights Mashuq Deen, Shairi Engle, Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (They Don’t Talk Back, presented by Native Voices during their Playhouse residency), Daria Miyeko Marinelli and Marisela Treviño Orta.

Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

presents theatre with an “art to the gut” sensibility and believes that exceptional storytelling is rooted in a sense of joyful play, human connection, and gutsy intensity. The company was founded in 2015 by artistic director Francis Gercke and executive director Jessica John Gercke. With the addition of producing director Anthony Methvin, the company has produced nine productions including the San Diego Premiere of Parlour Song by Jezz Butterworth, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, the San Diego Premiere of Gutenberg: The Musical by Scott Brown and Anthony King, Abundance by Beth Henley, the San Diego Premiere of Bachelorette by Leslye Headland, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch by Douglas Carter Beane and the world premiere of Tarrytown by Adam Wachter, which was named Best Original Musical by the San Diego Critics Circle in 2017. Backyard Renaissance also presented the San Diego premiere of Noah Haidle’s Smokefall and Shelagh Stephenson’s An Experiment with an Air Pump as La Jolla Playhouse 2018/2019 Theatre in Residence.

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With support provided by
UC San Diego Extension



THU: 5:00 pm
FRI: 4:00 pm, 9:00 pm
SAT: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 9:00 pm
SUN: 11:00 am, 4:00 pm

Approx. Run Time

1 hour


Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, North Promenade

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station – MAP

Patron Notes

Recommended for ages 13+.
Audience members move around five locations within Stone Brewing. Limited seating, some standing.

This is a ticketless event. Use your printed email confirmation for entry.