North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach will present seven San Diego premieres in its 29th season, which opens Sept. 1.
NCRT is a professional equity theatre founded in 1982. Tickets for Season 29 are available at the box office, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D.
For reservations, call (858) 481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org. Box office hours: noon to 4 p.m. daily; noon to curtain, day of shows. Seven-play subscription packages range from $268 to $163. Single seat tickets: $47-$30.
NCRT has the fifth largest operating budget of non-profit theaters in San Diego and employs the third-most Actors' Equity Association members (the union of professional actors and stage managers.)
David Ellenstein is the artistic director. He has led NCRT since 2003.
Season 29 at NCRT
"Becky's New Car"
Forty-something Becky Foster has a decent job at an auto dealership, a solid husband, and a freeloading psych-major son living in her basement. Her life is pleasant enough, but through a twist of fate Becky gets to test drive an exciting new life.
Oct. 13-Nov. 7
A moving tale of three generations of women living in an isolated Alabama town. It highlights the life of Sadie Pattway, from her teen years to her 70s, and the other women in her quilting circle. Filled with music that has swept the country.
"2 Pianos, 4 Hands"
Jan. 12-Feb. 6
An interlude of riotous laughter as Mark Anders and Carl Danielson, representing the shows creators, take audiences on a musical semi-autobiographical journey about their would-be careers as concert pianists.
"The Drawer Boy"
Feb. 23-March 20
The lives of two World War II veterans are turned upside down with the arrival of an earnest young actor at their farm doing research for a play. Won every major Canadian award when it opened in 1999.
"King o' the Moon"
April 13–May 8
The sequel to the popular "Over the Tavern" transports the Pazinskis from the conservative '50s to the turbulent '60s. Through laughter and tears, the adult Pazinskis tackle weighty issues like divorce, remarriage, war and draft-evasion, all with charm, humor and down to earth common sense.
"My Name is Asher Lev"
June 1-26, 2011
The story of a young Hassidic artist torn between his observant Jewish community and his need to create.
"Five Course Love"
July 6-31, 2011
Three actors portray 15 characters whose amorous combinations are played out in this high-energy screwball comedy using an array of musical styles ranging from pop to country to a spoof of German cabaret to 1950s doo-wop to Italianate opera riffs to Motown and more.