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'The Year To Come' At La Jolla Playhouse


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until December 30, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $25 - $86

La Jolla Playhouse presents "The Year to Come," a world-premiere play by Lindsey Ferrentino and starring Jane Kaczmarek and Adam Chanler-Berat.

Every New Year’s Eve a family gathers in their Florida backyard to ring in the coming year. In between dips in the pool, politically incorrect banter and a highly-anticipated onion dip, their relationships grow and fracture in moments that become family legend.

Unfolding backwards in time, "The Year To Come" shows how the promise of our future is shaped by the lens of our past.

Rising playwright Ferrentino introduces us to a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century.

The show runs Dec. 4 through 30, 2018. For tickets and additional information call (858) 550-1010.

• Foodie Fridays: Dec 7, 14, 21, 28; pre-show food trucks starting at 6 p.m.
• Sonic Saturdays: Dec 8, 15, 22, 29; pre-show, live band entertainment
• Talkback Tuesdays: Dec 11 and 18, following the 7:30 p.m. performance
• Insider Events: Wed, Dec 26 at 6:45 p.m. & Sat, Dec 29 at 1:15 p.m.
• ACCESS Performance: Saturday, Dec 22 at 2 p.m.

(Super) Short Review
This play follows a diverse family back through time, from 2018 to 2000, through a series of events like 9/11, the 2008 housing crisis and the 2016 election. It's a poignant story with a lot to unpack, almost too much. But the show's at its best when the actors (led by Jane Kaczmarek of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame and the excellent Marcia DeBonis) play off the family's inconsistent memories and inside jokes.
- Nina Garin

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo for Lindsey Ferrentino's "The Year To C...

Above: Promotional photo for Lindsey Ferrentino's "The Year To Come" by Jim Carmody.


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