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Mainstage Productions

Last Best Small Town by John Guerra Spring'22

by John Guerra Spring '22

Smart People by Lydia Diamond in rep with Scissoring Spring '22

by Lydia Diamond in rep with Scissoring Spring '22

Scissoring by C. Quintana in rep with Smart People Spring '22

by C. Quintana in rep with Smart People. Spring '22

Spring Audition Information Coming Soon!

Take a look at the exciting shows coming in Spring 2022!

Spring Shows!

The Last Best Small Town by John Guerra

Director: Ernesto Gonzalez Jr.

March 2-6, 2022

THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN tells the story of two neighboring families --one Latinx and one white--who live in the small southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss, as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents.

"Poignant and well-crafted! ...beautiful, haunting, funny, sad, and hopeful. Lovely work!  ” Nick Malakhow, playwright

Studio Series in Rep!

Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond &

Scissoring by C. Quintana

Smart People Director: Sydney Seymour PO'22

Scissoring Director: Taelor Hansen PO'22

April 6-10, 2022

We end our Season with two student directed productions performing in rep!

Smart People:

It is the eve of Obama's first election. Four of Harvard University's brightest; a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuro-psychiatrist, are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives. Lydia Diamond brings these characters together in this sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.

"...a sexy, serious, and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners." - Variety

"...crisp and clever dialogue...Smart People is very funny because it reflects a very sympathetic human foible; the desire to resolve our racial conflicts without messing things up every time we open our mouths." - Broadwayworld.com

"Smart People is a great ride; I loved every talky minute of it." - Deadline

Scissoring:

When Abigail Bauer takes a job as a teacher at a conservative Catholic school, she is forced to step back into the closet against the wishes of her long-term girlfriend. As she struggles to reconcile her professional ambitions, personal relationships, religious beliefs, and internalized shame, Abigail receives guidance from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor’s devoted friend and lover, Lorena Hickok. Through it all, Abigail must find the courage to be unabashedly herself.

“Quintana’s crisp, humorous writing is effervescent and lively… SCISSORING is…perfect LGBTQ+ themed theater…for all time and all audiences, as it drives home the harm and anguish that’s born out of discrimination… It’s a message that should be heard especially now, especially always.” —TheaterPizzazz.com.

“…SCISSORING is an excellent and thought-provoking piece sure to inspire both a laugh and a tear.” —Theasy.com.

“…Quintana creates a complex protagonist who is sympathetic, exasperating and engaging… SCISSORING stands as an accomplished work of theater.” —TheaterScene.net.

Thank you for your continuing support. We value and appreciate your patronage, and we look forward to seeing you in-person again this season!