MAY24 - JUNE09
backstage@SPTC (Santa Paula Theater Center) announces its ninth annual production of original one act plays: PLAYZAPALOOZA! 2019.
Run Dates: Three consecutive weekends beginning May 24, and closing Sunday, June 09, nine performances total with a special Thursday performance on May 30. No performance Saturday, June 1.
$15 General Admission
Santa Paula Theater Center, 125. S. 7th St., Santa Paula
Reserve tickets by phone or online: (805) 525-4645, santapaulatheatercenter.org
This year's productions are:
Blue Benchby Aleks Merilo - Hoping to confirm his suspicions about a particular circus act, a young man sneaks backstage at the worst circus in Paris. He instead finds himself confronted by a haunted figure who will change his life forever, and learns the secrets of the BLUE BENCH
YOUTH: Abraham Peyton
THE MAN: Sean Neil
Directed by Leticia Mattson
Bunniesby Greg Atkins - Two friends meet up in a motel room. One is on the run and the other is there to arrest him. A sweet and humorous look at two men facing the inevitable.
OREN – Sean Neil
RAY – Bill Mattson
Directed by Elixeo Flores
Tempus Fugitby Greg Atkins – Tempus Fugit is a Latin phrase, usually translated into English as “time flies”. And may we also add “when you’re having fun”? Which is what this play is, a fun and heart felt look into the past and future of our relationships.
GARY – Sergio Arias
FUTURE CYNTHIA – Penni Blum
PRESENT DAY CYNTHIA – Jadzia Winter
Directed by Tammy Mora
Nearly Departedby Michael Waterson – Meeting death can be disappointing. Which, when you think of it, is probably a good thing. Right?
STEVE - Scott Blanchard
REAPER - Marilyn Lazik
RUNEDby Jonathan Josephson – A spoof of M.R. James’ short story “Casting the Runes”, and that is all we are liberty to say about it, other than to say Runed is a most delightfully diabolical play. Enjoy!
Bunning - Doug Friedlander
Winkle - Sergio Arias
Payton - Scott Blanchard
Farswell - Angela DeCicco
The Action Hero's Wifeby Michael Higgins - A woman trapped inside a Hollywood action movie tries to break free of the clichés that define her life. Haven’t we all been there at least once or twice?
KAM - Sergio Arias
WILLIAMS - Bill Mattson
LAURA - Tammy Mora
TATIANA - Leslie Vitanza
The Chipby Michael Higgins - The Chip is a comedy about a struggling artist 90 years in the future. To earn extra money, she allows an advertising firm to insert a computer chip in her head. But the effects on her romantic life are unsettling…to say the least.
REBISSA - Tammy Mora
VANDER - Michael Adams
The Windowby Tristen Canfield – It’s a delightful play about a cat and a fish.
FISH - Leticia Mattson
CAT - Angela DeCicco