PCPA will be presenting a different, ground-breaking play each weekend from September 18th to October 24th. Stick around after the readings for talkbacks with the actors, directors, and even the playwrights themselves!
InterPlay is a ticketed event and will be performed LIVE on a Zoom webinar format.
The cost per play reading is only $5 per viewer!
Purchase the 5-play series for $25 for either the Friday evening or Saturday matinee performances.
Gobble gobble! In Larissa FastHorse’s bitingly funny satire, good intentions collide with absurd assumptions as a troupe of “woke,” white teaching artists are tasked with devising a school pageant about the first Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage month. A lá Saturday Night Live and hailed as a “rambunctious and edgy satire of wokeness,” The Thanksgiving Play, roasts America’s “Turkey Day,” Political Correctness gone mad, and the theater itself!
Poor Prairie is a dead-end town. There are only a few ways out for a girl: marriage, trouble, and maybe… basketball. During the dustbowl, when basketball was deemed “dangerous” for women, a ragtag team and coach defie their community and the odds. Meg Miroshnik’s play, The Tall Girls, asks: “who gets to play?”
Be the first West Coast audience to get an exclusive glimpse of Things I Know to be True. Australian writer, Andrew Bovell’s, poignant new play peers inside one American family through a poetic lens with universal impact.
In a timely sequel that could take place right here in the Santa Maria Valley, Solis’ Mother Road picks up 90 years after Steinbeck’s masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Hard-worn and ailing, William Joad, and young Mexican American migrant farmworker, Martín Jodes, are bound together by a surprising and serendipitous blood knot that holds the keys to their fates and brands them travel partners in an epic journey down the Mother Road.
A pair of rabbits, a librarian, a children’s book, and civil rights all converge in “the Deep South of the imagination." Based on true events, Kenneth Jones’ new play is a simultaneously serious and playful love-letter to reading and to the stories - real and fictional - that shape our lives.
"Do you believe this can ever be a country for all?" The Agitators follows the turbulent and enduring friendship of two of America’s greatest agitators: Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. Mat Smart’s historical play of rebellion and revolution echoes powerfully in today’s world.