Monday, July 18, 2016

Santa Cruz Shoestring Players 2016-2017 Season

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The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players' Ninth Season...


Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Play Frank McGuiness

November 4-5, 11-12 at 7:00 PM

November 13 at 3PM

Tickets: $20 in advance - $25 at door

*Contains Strong Language


This powerful and moving play, set in Beirut, Lebanon in the 1980s, is based on a true story. In the perma-darkness of a windowless room, with one ankle shackled, English academic Michael, Irish journalist Edward, and American doctor Adam wonder what they have done to deserve captivity and when, if ever, they might see their loved ones again. Having little contact with their unseen captors, and none whatsoever with the outside world, the men use dark humor and their vivid imaginations to forge their own reality within the walls of their cell. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive? Filled with humor and pathos, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me is ultimately a remarkable celebration of the human spirit. This play was first staged in July 1992 at the Hampstead Theater in London. It was later produced on Broadway at the Booth Theater and ran for almost 300 performances. This production is directed by Amanda Urbaniak.


Private Lives

By Noel Coward

January 20-21, 27-28 at 7:00 PM

January 22 and 29 at 3PM

Tickets: $20 in advance - $25 at door

Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. When discovered by their jilted lovers, all four individuals find themselves in the midst of the most compromising of situations.

Brilliant and witty, Noel Coward's comedy of manners is a delightful romp. Since its premiere at the Kings Theatre in Edinburgh in 1930, this uniquely humorous play boasts numerous successful Broadway runs with such as stars Coward himself, Laurence Olivier, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Lawrence, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. This production is directed by Susan Voorhees. 



See How They Run

By Philip King


March 31-April 1, April 7-8 at 7:00 PM

April 2 and 9 at 3PM

Tickets: $20 in advance - $25 at door

See How They Run is an uproarious comedy set in the idyllic village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, England during the 1940s. It's World War II, and the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the imminent threat of Nazi invasion. Meanwhile, resident spinster, Miss Skillon, becomes convinced that her beloved vicar's actress wife is having an affair and attempts to expose her. Add a Russian spy, a handsome actor, the visiting Bishop of Lax, a rotund locum priest and some meddling neighbors and hilarious confusion and mayhem result. This production is directed by Susan Ford. 


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

une 16, 23-24 at 7:00 PM

June 17 and 25 at 3PM

Tickets: $20 in advance/$10 for youth, all tickets $25 at door


One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webbers Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. This magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. This production is directed by Marcy Miller with musical direction by Claire Phillips.





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