SCR announces 50th season lineup

South Coast Repertory, which will celebrate its 50th season beginning in August, announced its lineup for 2013-14 late Thursday afternoon.

The schedule, which features regular plays on the Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros stages as well as youth theater offerings, begins with Arthur Miller's 1949 classic "Death of a Salesman" on Aug. 30. Among the final plays is "Tartuffe" by the 17th-century French playwright Moliere — the first production South Coast Repertory staged in its inaugural season in 1964.

Among the plays in between are three that debuted as staged readings in this spring's Pacific Playwrights Festival: Zoe Kazan's "Trudy and Max in Love or That Forever Feeling (an affair in 24 scenes)," Carla Ching's "Fast Company" and Gregory S Moss' "Reunion." The lineup for next spring's festival, which showcases new plays and is scheduled for April 25 through 27, has not yet been announced.

The theater's annual holiday staple, "A Christmas Carol," will return again, with Hal Landon Jr. reprising his role as Ebenezer Scrooge. "Ivy + Bean, The Musical" "James and the Giant Peach" and "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" are the season's youth productions.

"South Coast Repertory's first half-century owes its success to both the vision and vitality of our founding directors and to the community that embraced live theater," artistic director Marc Masterson said in a release. "We are celebrating the 2013-14 season in a way that focuses on our commitment to new works and classic plays, and looks ahead to ensure our vitality by connecting with our community in bold new ways."

Season subscriptions are available now, and single tickets will go on sale in August. For more information or to view the entire 2013-14 season lineup, visit

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