Posts Tagged ‘Rubicon Theatre’

SYLVIA

There’s never been a romantic triangle quite like the one that propels A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, now getting a cheer-worthy Rubicon Theater revival with an irresistible Ashley Fox Linton as the canine homewrecker who gives this alternately hilarious and heartstrings-tugging romcom its name.
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GULF VIEW DRIVE

Rubicon Theatre Company treats Ventura audiences—and anyone else in search of a delightful, nostalgic, emotionally potent trip back to the Eisenhower ‘50s—to Gulf View Drive, the third and final installment of Arlene Hutton’s Ovation Award-winning Nibroc Trilogy.
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RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET

Shakespeare meets 1950s sci-fi meets ‘50s/‘60s rock ‘n’ pop in Bob Carlton’s outta sight outer space musical spoof Return To The Forbidden Planet, the latest from Rubicon Theatre and as fun an evening as you’re likely to have up Ventura way, or just about anywhere else for that matter.
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SEE ROCK CITY

A couple of Kentucky newlyweds and their respective mothers are all it takes for playwright Arlene Hutton to evoke the societal changes wrought by World War II in the most entertaining of ways in her justifiably lauded home-front dramedy See Rock City, exquisitely staged and performed this month at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre.
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MY FAIR LADY

My Fair Lady with a cast of seventeen, minimal sets, and a two-piano orchestra is hardly the My Fair Lady you and I have grown up seeing, but Rubicon Theatre’s chamber adaptation of the Lerner & Lowe classic works mostly as well as (and in some ways better than) a more traditional production.
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OTHER DESERT CITIES

Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities has arrived 175 miles west of Palm Springs at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre in a production that makes it abundantly clear why the 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist stands as one of the best written, most thought-provoking, and ultimately most moving plays of the last decade.
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THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years is revived to powerful, affecting life at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre thanks to the combined efforts of director Stephanie A. Coltrin, costars Ashley Fox Linton and Louis Pardo, musical director Brent Crayon, and perhaps most remarkably of all, of scenic, lighting, and projection designer Mike Billings.
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CONVICTION

A long-married suburban couple and their seventeen-year-old son attempt to survive the aftermath of a terrible, life-destroying accusation in Carey Crim’s powerful, provocative new play Conviction, which though still in need of work, receives an outstanding World Premiere co-production at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre.
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