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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.

2013-2014 Information

All productions subject to permission and availability

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2013-2014  Schedule

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

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world  series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction: a frontal lobotomy. 

 

Written By:      Ken Kesey & Dale Wasserman

Directed By:     Darren DePriest

Auditions:        March 10 & 11

Performances:  May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

2014-2015 Schedule

"Steel Magnolias"

Written by Robert Harling       Directed by Thomas Berry

Auditions July 14-15, 2014                  

Performances Sept. 5, 6*, 7, 12, 13 &14               *Private Benefit

 

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, LA, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done.  Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon and the town’s social leader leader, whose daughter about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

"The Devil Wind"

Written by Jeri Greene      Directed by Frank Siebke

Auditions Sept 8-9, 2014                     

Performances Nov 7, 8*, 9, 14, 15 &16                *Private Benefit

 

Ever receive a letter from a dead man?  Four unscrupulous people did and are instructed to meet at an isolated cafe in the desert where the waitress happens to be the neighborhood psychic.  During a séance in a sand storm she has more to tell them than they are ready to hear.

 

 

"Rumors"

Written by Neil Simon      Directed by Vesta Gleissner                      

Auditions Nov 10-11, 2014                 

Performances Jan 9, 10*, 11, 16, 17 &18, 2015          *Private Benefit

 

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

"The Murder Room"

Written by Jack Sharkey   Directed by Peggy McQuown

Auditions Jan 12-13, 2015                   

Performances Mar 6, 7*, 8, 13, 14 & 15              *Private Benefit

 

Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers... it is good clean mirth all the way. The quick, smart, extremely well timed dialogue of Jack Sharkey comes through loud and clear with never a dull moment. There are secret chambers, secret panels and trap lids galore. They're all operated by the most ridiculous contrivances and gloriously mucked up...A high, mad melodrama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm Not Rappaport" 

Written by Herb Gardner      Directed by Darren De Priest

Auditions Mar 9-10, 2015                    

Performances May 8, 9*, 10, 15, 16 & 17          *Private Benefit

 

The author of A Thousand Clowns brings us another set of the particular creatures that are New Yorkers. This play takes place under a bridge in Central Park, where two octogenarians, one white one black, meet regularly, determined to fight off all attempts to put them out to pasture. Nat is a cantankerous Communist whose daughter is urging him into the old folk's home. Midge, an apartment superintendent spends his days in the park hiding in the past and from his disgruntled tenants.

"Saving Grace"

Written by Jack Sharkey      Directed by Mary Voung

Auditions May 4-5, 2015                     

Performances Jun 19, 20*, 21, 26, 27& 28             *Private Benefit

 

This zany tale of a warmhearted girl who mistakes a telephone repairman for a burglar, tries to convert him from his life of crime, and ends up having to pretend he's her husband, dismaying her strait laced sister's evangelist fiance, had critics and audiences cheering both at the Maryland and the Chicago premier productions.