You have found yourself at Different Stages in San Diego County: not to be confused with any other "Different Stages" group in the continental USA. As the name implies we perform at different venues in San Diego County; Our first home was The Ocean Beach Playhouse in 2012 but we claim The Hall at the historical Swedenborgian Church our new home. We present not only thought provoking theatre but also off the wall, edgy and over the top that should bring much laughter and discussion!
Different Stages info:
Different Stages' first production "Star On the Door" opened at The Sunshine Brooks Theatre in Oceanside in October 2010. In July of 2011 the new theatrical group opened their first production of "The Dixie Swim Club" at The AVO Playhouse in Vista. The following year the group opened "Somewhere In Between" which was the inaugural production of the newly formed Ocean Beach Playhouse. Another production of The enormously popular "The Dixie Swim Club" opened in the fall followed by Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom (moved from Swedenborg Church Hall) and Last train To Nibroc at that location.
In October of 2012 the group found a home at The Swedenborg Church Hall where productions of "The Physic", "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom", The Reindeer Monologues, Burn This, yet another production of "The Dixie Swim Club" (blame the audiences for this!), The Sea Horse, Wrinkles (the groups first musical by local writer Greg Evans), The Brothers Lipschitz (by local writer Paul Halem), and the San Diego premiere of "Race" by David Mamet.
Different Stages also enlists the talent of local directors which have included: George Bailey, Mark Robertson, Kristen Fogle and James P. Darvas. The company tries to pay a stipend to the actors and crew when possible. Jerry Pilato who heads up the group is also a regional subscriptions supervisor for the Nederlander West Coast division for touring musicals which includes Broadway San Diego, Hollywood Pantages, Broadway In Tucson and Broadway San Jose.
Jerry Pilato/Different Stages
We are happy to announce the return of the hilarious The Dixie Swim Club By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten. Who will the "girls" be this go around....August 8-29, 2015. Produced through special arrangement with The Dramatist Play Service.
UPCOMING from Different Stages..June 5-13. Friday/Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinees June 6 and 13. The Hall 1531 Tyler Avenue, 92103. Produced through special arrangement with The Dramatist Play Service.
LONE STAR/LAUNDRY AND BOURBON By James Mclure. These two Texan one acts are presented under the title Deep In The Heart Of Texas. Please note: LONE STAR contains language that might be offensive to some.
LONE STAR takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, a macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his place in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray (who worships him), Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits. Apparently Roy cherishes three things above all; his country, his sexy young wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird. Featuring: Tom Steward, Mike Shantz, and Eric Casalini.
LAUNDRY AND BOURBON takes place on the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth's home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee who, among other tidbits, can't resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. Featured in L&B is Kristen Fogle Lydia Lea Real and Kendra Leori Truett.