Roxie Perkins

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Roxie Perkins

Summer Arts Preview: Theater

Classic Musicals, New Plays, and Something About Boise

On the Verge Festival July 16-25

Santa Barbara’s radical pop-up theater revolution continues with On the Verge, a new entry focused on producing world premieres in alternative spaces. The shows, which all share a decidedly female-friendly slant, include three one-acts, a full-length play, and Ladyoke, an interactive experience that conjures the presences of great women musical artists from the past, karaoke-style. The Narrative Loft will host a Roxie Perkins one-act double feature; a staged reading of a new play by Gregory Dodds; and Late Night Ladyoke July 16-18. Week two brings Darlene Craviotto’s Footprints at Laetoli, a play about the archaeologist Mary Leakey, to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum’s courtyard July 22-24 and Hee-Won Kim’s This Is Not a Love Song to The 208 Gallery July 24-25. For more information, visit

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My Fair Lady,

More Theater

Other Desert Cities. ➧ At Rubicon Theatre, through Sun., June 21. Spamalot. ➧ At San Marcos High School, Fri.-Sat., June 26-27. Venus in Fur, presented by Ensemble Theatre Company. ➧ At the New Vic, through Sun., June 28.

My Fair Lady, presented by PCPA. ➧ At Solvang Festival Theater, through Sun., July 12.

A Bright New Boise, presented by Elements Theatre Collective. ➧ At various locations, Thu., July 9-Fri., July 24.

The Music Man, presented by the Theatre Group at SBCC. ➧ At Garvin Theatre, Fri., July 10-Sat., July 25.

Man of La Mancha, presented by PCPA. ➧ At Marian Theatre, Wed., July 8, and Sat., July 11. At Solvang Festival Theater, Fri., July 17-Sun., Aug. 16.

Tell Me On a Sunday, presented by Ensemble Theatre Company. ➧ At the New Vic, Thu., July 23-Sun., Aug. 2.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, presented by DIJO. ➧ At Center Stage Theater, Thu., July 30-Sun., Aug. 9.

Ojai Playwrights Conference. ➧ At Besant Hill School, Mon., July 27-Sun., Aug. 9. Copenhagen. ➧ At Rubicon Theatre, Wed., Sept. 2-Sun., Sept. 27.

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