Our 2020 Season is now on sale!......It's the 25th Anniversary of the 8 Tens Festivals followed by two Pulitzer Prize winning plays!
First up: the silver anniversary of the 8 TENS @ EIGHT SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, opening January 10, 2020. The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz! Sixteen awarded-winning short plays, from our annual international playwriting contest, are performed and directed by some of the best the Santa Cruz theatre community has to offer. The Festival presents 8 short plays on “A” Night, and 8 different plays on “B” Night, running in repertoire.
This popular event always sells-out quickly so don't wait to get your tickets!
In May we present Bruce Norris' CLYBOURNE PARK. At the heart of this 2011 Pulitzer Prize-Tony Award winning play is a house. In 1959, following a family tragedy, a white couple sells their home to an African-American family – much to the consternation of their Clybourne Park neighbors in the all-white district. In Act Two we fast forward to 2009. Clybourne Park is now an African-American neighborhood and the same house is being sold to a white, upper-middle class couple. These two racially charged transactions explore our country’s history of racism, segregation, and gentrification. This engaging and surprising satire raises questions about identity, entitlement, and the inner and outer boundaries of what makes a neighborhood. Loosely based on Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun.Directed by Marcus Cato.
In September we bring you the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. Based on Nottage’s research and interviews with residents of one of the poorest cities in the country, Reading, PA. The play tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. When layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a fight to stay afloat. Directed by Bill Peters.
JOIN US IN 2020! Purchase a season subscription today and save up to $18 off the single ticket price, Or, by a 2-night package to the 8 Tens Festival. Or, buy single tickets. Any way you like it, purchase your tickets in advance - we sell out quickly and you want to be guaranteed a seat in 2020!
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