The season also includes the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” the compelling drama “M. Butterfly,” and the return of Southern California satirists Culture Clash in a show guaranteed to make you laugh and think.
“We’re enthusiastic about what next season has to offer,” said SCR Managing Director Paula Tomei. “The range of work is both compelling and entertaining and we look forward to the experience that our audiences and artists will have when they join together.”
Associate Artistic Director John Glore said, “Our upcoming 2018-19 season celebrates the best in contemporary theatre, with great plays from Broadway and London’s West End and from some of SCR’s favorite artists—including David Henry Hwang, Karen Zacarías, Stephen Sondheim and Culture Clash.”
by Jane Austen (adapted by Jessica Swale), “Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, “M. Butterfly” by David Henry Hwang, and a world premiere for the Pacific Playwrights Festival.
by Christopher Durang, “Culture Clash,” written and performed by Culture Clash members Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza, “Photograph 51” by Anna Ziegler, and a world premiere for the Pacific Playwrights Festival.
There will also be a Theatre for Young Audiences series, and of course the annual production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, adapted by Jerry Patch.
The plays I’m especially looking forward to:
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” adapted by Jerry Patch, Nov. 24–Dec. 24. This has become an annual tradition for me—I’ve seen the play every year for the past 20 years, and it never grows old. Hal Landon Jr. returns to play Scrooge for this 39th annual production.·
For tickets and more information, visit SCR.org.