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Ramona HILLSIDE PlayHOUSE

Listed below are all the plays hosted this year at the Ramona Hillside Players Theater. For more information on seating, accommodations and ticket pricing, please call the office at 951.658.5300.

2015-2016 Information

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2015-2016 Schedule

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM, Sundays 2:30 PM

"The Actress" A Comedy

Written by Peter Quilter      

Directed by Vesta Gleissner

 

Auditions July 20 - 21              

Performances Sept. 4, (5th is Private Benefit), 6, 11, 12 &13           

 

The Actress dramatizes the events backstage as a colorful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a  final embrace, and renew old battles.

“To Grandmother’s House We Go” 

Written by Joanna M. Glass           

Directed by Peggy McQuown

 

Auditions Sept 7 - 8, 2015                       

Performances Nov 6,  (7th is Private Benefit), 8, 13, 14 &15           

 

Grandie lives in a large Connecticut Victorian house with her witty brother; her elderly maid/companion, and her widowed daughter an artist. Inflation has taken its toll on their wealth, but Grandie's exacting  standards remain unaltered. It is Thanksgiving and the three grandchildren visit. All have requests to ask of the matriarch.

"Leaving Iowa” 

Written by Spike Manton & Tim Clue      

Directed by C.A. Conn

 

Auditions Nov 9 -10, 2015                

Performances Jan 8,  (9th is Private Benefit)  10, 15,16 &17, 2016           

 

The story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don's journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the US.

"Beginner’s Luck"  

Written by Barasch & Moore

Directed by Susan O’Connell

 

Auditions Jan 11-12, 2016                

Performances Mar 4,  (5th is Private Benefit), 6, 11,12 & 13           

 

Paul, after eight years of marriage, decides he wants a night out. He's supposed to be going bowling, but it's another sport - an affair with a girl from his office. He arrives at her apartment and everything goes wrong, ending with the building catching on fire - bringing firemen and photographers. His picture appears in the paper and that's the end of his affair and his marriage. A year later he and his ex wife,

 

Sally, accidentally meet and in a mishap, he injures his knee.  How will this end? Come and see.

"Accomplice"      

Written by Rupert Holmes                              

Directed by Thomas Berry II

 

Auditions Mar 7-8, 2016                   

Performances May 6,  (7th is Private Benefit), 8, 13,14 & 15            

 

 

Accomplice begins as a straightforward English thriller in a country house. A sex-starved wife and her lover plan to murder her stuffy husband. The husband is murdered on stage, but reappears.  This is actually a dress rehearsal for an out of town try out and the murder victim is the playwright and director. He, however, is plotting to murder his wife, the leading lady in his play, sot hat his

affair with her leading man can proceed unimpeded. But, something entirely different is actually going on.

"To Be Announced"   

Written by                              

Directed by Michael Tennant

 

Auditions May 9-10, 2016                

Performances Jun 24,  (25th is Private Benefit), 26, July 1, 2 & 3