Season & Tickets
A JEWISH JOKE By Marni Freedman & Phil Johnson Featuring Phil Johnson Directed by David Ellenstein Winner at the United Solo Fest NYC 2016 A Drama About Comedy In 1950’s Hollywood, at the height of the Communist Blacklist, when careers were ruined by a whisper, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz. Funny and lovable, Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. Now, the night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie’s career, he has been asked to name names and give up his friend. He has one day to decide if he will accede to government demands and save his skin, or protect his friend and save his soul in the most serious decision of his life. One man’s journey through a historical reality as well as into the depths of his own soul is the heart of this multi-layered, compelling, and relevant play. March/April 2018
GUNTOPIA By Will Cooper Featuring Amanda Sitton and Phil Johnson Directed by Kim Strassburger Guns, guns, guns. It’s a world of guns. Everybody, from toddler to oldster, carries. Along the tree-lined streets of this typical suburb in gUnTOPIA, the crackle of gunfire, near and far, is like the chirping of birds or the chirp of crickets. Here the gun is God, and at its altar the Everyman prays. For a loved one to die from the flu or by tripping on a stair or in any everyday way may be tragic, but to die by gunshot is nothing to mourn. Welcome to a suburb of hell now and tomorrow. What happens when the New World is one full of danger - from WITHIN the house? Will Cooper’s new hilarious, dark dystopia shows us ourselves when we crave safety, even at the expense of family, friends, and common sense. The setting of Cooper’s new dark comedy is just crazy enough to be real. You decide. Early April 2018 ROMEO, ROMEO & JULIET By Ruff Yeager Featuring Connor Sullivan and Jennifer Paredes What happens when you add another Romeo to Shakespeare's immortal couple? You get a tangled triangle of lovers! As two actors and their director prepare to perform the classic love story, the rehearsal room becomes a hilarious hothouse for star-crossed love, palpable passion, witty repartee, and plenty of conflict as the Bard's glorious language guides the three back to their first love - the stage. June/July 2018 All shows will be presented at Moxie Theatre by The Roustabouts Theatre Co. 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Ste. N San Diego, CA 92115
Season 2017

WITHERING HEIGHTS

 

Based on Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Written and performed by Omri Schein and Phil Johnson

Directed by David Ellenstein

Original Music by James Olmstead

 

A Comic Retelling of a Classic Romance

Heathcliff and Catherine on the Moors as you've never seen them before: a comic retelling of Emily Bronte’s most romantic English novel, now called WITHERING HEIGHTS by Omri Schein and Phil Johnson as they take on all fourteen roles in the play. It’s an action packed tour de force of two character actors against the most famous romantic novel of all time. A whirlwind Gothic love story with a very new twist.

 

June 11 - July 9th (Closed)

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MARGIN OF ERROR

 

By Will Cooper / Directed by Rosina Reynolds / Featuring: Ruff Yeager, Roxane Carrasco, Kate Reynolds, Joel Miller

 

A World Premiere Drama - Full of Twists and Suspense

A new world-premiere drama that deals in cosmic secrets, both intellectual and emotional. A world-renowned scientist is about to receive the Nobel prize and ascend to new heights of fame - but not before his once-trusted, beautiful young research assistant plays a clever game of "King-of-the-Hill", seeking to spill secrets that will stain his life & legacy. He looks to his long-suffering wife for moral salvation but her patience is at an end, the fabric of her trust worn thin, threatening his fall. This high-stakes high wire act leaves no room for a "Margin of Error".

April 19 - May 7 (Closed)

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Season & Tickets A JEWISH JOKE By Marni Freedman & Phil Johnson Featuring Phil Johnson Directed by David Ellenstein Winner at the United Solo Fest NYC 2016 A Drama About Comedy In 1950’s Hollywood, at the height of the Communist Blacklist, when careers were ruined by a whisper, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz. Funny and lovable, Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. Now, the night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie’s career, he has been asked to name names and give up his friend. He has one day to decide if he will accede to government demands and save his skin, or protect his friend and save his soul in the most serious decision of his life. One man’s journey through a historical reality as well as into the depths of his own soul is the heart of this multi-layered, compelling, and relevant play. March/April 2018 GUNTOPIA By Will Cooper Featuring Amanda Sitton and Phil Johnson Directed by Kim Strassburger Guns, guns, guns. It’s a world of guns. Everybody, from toddler to oldster, carries. Along the tree-lined streets of this typical suburb in gUnTOPIA, the crackle of gunfire, near and far, is like the chirping of birds or the chirp of crickets. Here the gun is God, and at its altar the Everyman prays. For a loved one to die from the flu or by tripping on a stair or in any everyday way may be tragic, but to die by gunshot is nothing to mourn. Welcome to a suburb of hell now and tomorrow. What happens when the New World is one full of danger - from WITHIN the house? Will Cooper’s new hilarious, dark dystopia shows us ourselves when we crave safety, even at the expense of family, friends, and common sense. The setting of Cooper’s new dark comedy is just crazy enough to be real. You decide. Early April 2018 ROMEO, ROMEO & JULIET By Ruff Yeager Featuring Connor Sullivan and Jennifer Paredes What happens when you add another Romeo to Shakespeare's immortal couple? You get a tangled triangle of lovers! As two actors and their director prepare to perform the classic love story, the rehearsal room becomes a hilarious hothouse for star-crossed love, palpable passion, witty repartee, and plenty of conflict as the Bard's glorious language guides the three back to their first love - the stage. June/July 2018 All shows will be presented at Moxie Theatre by The Roustabouts Theatre Co. 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Ste. N San Diego, CA 92115 Season 2017
Season & Tickets A JEWISH JOKE By Marni Freedman & Phil Johnson Featuring Phil Johnson Directed by David Ellenstein Winner at the United Solo Fest NYC 2016 A Drama About Comedy In 1950’s Hollywood, at the height of the Communist Blacklist, when careers were ruined by a whisper, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz. Funny and lovable, Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. Now, the night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie’s career, he has been asked to name names and give up his friend. He has one day to decide if he will accede to government demands and save his skin, or protect his friend and save his soul in the most serious decision of his life. One man’s journey through a historical reality as well as into the depths of his own soul is the heart of this multi-layered, compelling, and relevant play. March/April 2018 GUNTOPIA By Will Cooper Featuring Amanda Sitton and Phil Johnson Directed by Kim Strassburger Guns, guns, guns. It’s a world of guns. Everybody, from toddler to oldster, carries. Along the tree-lined streets of this typical suburb in gUnTOPIA, the crackle of gunfire, near and far, is like the chirping of birds or the chirp of crickets. Here the gun is God, and at its altar the Everyman prays. For a loved one to die from the flu or by tripping on a stair or in any everyday way may be tragic, but to die by gunshot is nothing to mourn. Welcome to a suburb of hell now and tomorrow. What happens when the New World is one full of danger - from WITHIN the house? Will Cooper’s new hilarious, dark dystopia shows us ourselves when we crave safety, even at the expense of family, friends, and common sense. The setting of Cooper’s new dark comedy is just crazy enough to be real. You decide. Early April 2018 ROMEO, ROMEO & JULIET By Ruff Yeager Featuring Connor Sullivan and Jennifer Paredes What happens when you add another Romeo to Shakespeare's immortal couple? You get a tangled triangle of lovers! As two actors and their director prepare to perform the classic love story, the rehearsal room becomes a hilarious hothouse for star-crossed love, palpable passion, witty repartee, and plenty of conflict as the Bard's glorious language guides the three back to their first love - the stage. June/July 2018 All shows will be presented at Moxie Theatre by The Roustabouts Theatre Co. 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Ste. N San Diego, CA 92115 Season 2017
Season & Tickets
A JEWISH JOKE By Marni Freedman & Phil Johnson Featuring Phil Johnson Directed by David Ellenstein Winner at the United Solo Fest NYC 2016 A Drama About Comedy In 1950’s Hollywood, at the height of the Communist Blacklist, when careers were ruined by a whisper, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz. Funny and lovable, Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. Now, the night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie’s career, he has been asked to name names and give up his friend. He has one day to decide if he will accede to government demands and save his skin, or protect his friend and save his soul in the most serious decision of his life. One man’s journey through a historical reality as well as into the depths of his own soul is the heart of this multi-layered, compelling, and relevant play. March/April 2018 GUNTOPIA By Will Cooper Featuring Amanda Sitton and Phil Johnson Directed by Kim Strassburger Guns, guns, guns. It’s a world of guns. Everybody, from toddler to oldster, carries. Along the tree-lined streets of this typical suburb in gUnTOPIA, the crackle of gunfire, near and far, is like the chirping of birds or the chirp of crickets. Here the gun is God, and at its altar the Everyman prays. For a loved one to die from the flu or by tripping on a stair or in any everyday way may be tragic, but to die by gunshot is nothing to mourn. Welcome to a suburb of hell now and tomorrow. What happens when the New World is one full of danger - from WITHIN the house? Will Cooper’s new hilarious, dark dystopia shows us ourselves when we crave safety, even at the expense of family, friends, and common sense. The setting of Cooper’s new dark comedy is just crazy enough to be real. You decide. Early April 2018 ROMEO, ROMEO & JULIET By Ruff Yeager Featuring Connor Sullivan and Jennifer Paredes What happens when you add another Romeo to Shakespeare's immortal couple? You get a tangled triangle of lovers! As two actors and their director prepare to perform the classic love story, the rehearsal room becomes a hilarious hothouse for star-crossed love, palpable passion, witty repartee, and plenty of conflict as the Bard's glorious language guides the three back to their first love - the stage. June/July 2018 All shows will be presented at Moxie Theatre by The Roustabouts Theatre Co. 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Ste. N San Diego, CA 92115 Season 2017