2022-23 Season

SRT is happy to share a terrific lineup of plays for the 2022-23 season. See the descriptions below.

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The Outsider at Scripps Ranch Theatre
Christopher Williams, Director

The Outsider 

by Paul Slade Smith 
Directed by Christopher Williams

September 16 – October 9
Preview performance: September 16
Opening Night: September 17

Why do we care about government in the first place? According to The Outsider, perhaps it is because we know that our collective belief in this man-made system – when it works – can still be beautiful, and a source of hope. This hilarious comedy is perfectly fitting for the political era we are in, combining a sarcastic view of the business of modern-day politics with a surprisingly simple yet true idea of what good politics can be and do.

Extreme Home Makeover

by Makasha Copeland  
Directed by Olivia Espinosa

November 11 – December 4
Preview performance: November 11
Opening Night: November 12

Makasha Copeland’s rich portrait of a clan at the crossroads balances charm, edge, and pathos with a healthy dose of grit. The play’s themes – both on the surface and hidden in the subtext – show a family struggling to face the future, struggling to keep their heads above water, but always sure of their love and support for each other.

(Includes some Spanish dialogue)

Kathy Brombacher , Director

Lucky Stiff 

A musical by Ahrens and Flaherty 
Directed by Kathy Brombacher
Co-production with OTC

January 27 – February 19
Preview performance: January 27
Opening Night: January 28

Harry is a real lucky stiff who manages to exchange the boring life of a shoemaker for an adventurous trip to Monte Carlo. The winning ticket?? LOVE! Lucky Stiff is a cheerful, positive, and life-affirming musical which, we all know, makes life brighter and richer. All in all, Lucky Stiff is a thoroughly enjoyable example of good old-fashioned musical theater that will keep you entertained and enthralled as the story of a dead man’s holiday is played out in front of your eyes.

Claire Simba, Director


by Charlayne Woodard 
Directed by Claire Simba 
Co-production with Loud Fridge Theatre 

March 24 – April 16
Preview performance: March 24
Opening Night: March 25

On a bare stage, this magnificent storyteller spins her own exquisite real-life remembrance of her brain-damaged aunt, Neat, and the profound change she brought to Charlayne’s life. Neat, with her enormous love, energy, simplicity and magnificent clarity, teaches the young Charlayne what it means to cherish life. A magical, compelling, personal portrait of a young woman’s coming of age, Neat is the story of an urban African-American girl bursting into adulthood, experiencing first love, and embracing both black-pride and feminism. An evening of pure joy, compelling insight, and hopefulness, Neat is an inspiration for every family.

(Includes some adult language and themes)

Jacqueline Ritz
Jacqueline Ritz, Director

Lost in Yonkers 

by Neil Simon
Directed by Jacqueline Ritz

May 19 – June 11 (excluding June 4)
Matinee: June 10 at 2 pm
Preview Performance: May 19
Opening Night: May 20

By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play deceptively hides real honest life affirmation between jokes, and shows why Neil Simon has been called “the Shakespeare of his time,” and possibly the “most successful playwright in history.”

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