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Mountain View News Saturday, July 5, 2014 



Sierra Madre Playhouse’s 2014-15 season 
is a wonderful mix of new plays and old 
favorites, selected by incoming Artistic 
Director Christian Lebano to serve the 
Playhouse’s new mission of celebrating 
the American Experience. “Every play 
in the season was written by American 
playwrights,” says Lebano, “we’re presenting three Los Angeles premieres, including two plays 
written by women, and two musicals, alongside popular favorites. We want to offer something 
for everyone in the community – so that everyone in Sierra Madre and the surrounding cities 
can claim the Playhouse as their own.” In an effort to ensure top-notch talent and high quality 
theater throughout the season, the directors have already been selected, in addition to many of the 
designers. “I’ve gotten really talented artists to sign on with us. Audiences are in for a wonderful 
ride,” adds Lebano. 

August 1 through September 6, 2014

6 Rms Riv Vu by Bob Randall

Directed by Sherrie Lofton

What happens when two married strangers get locked into an empty apartment? A 
delightful romantic comedy and ode to New York in the early 70’s.

October 3 through November 8, 2014

LA Premiere – Pulitzer Finalist 2013

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Directed by Christian Lebano

The distance between a grandmother and her grandson is bridged by their love and need 
for each other. A beautiful and very funny play.

November 28 through December 28, 2014

LA Premiere

A Little House Christmas adapted by James DeVita from the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Directed by Emily Chase

The classic stories adapted into a holiday treat about the true meaning of Christmas.

January 16 through February 28, 2015

2nd Field Trip Series Play performing at Student and Saturday Matinees

LA Premiere

Einstein is a Dummy by Karen Zacarias, Music by Debbie Wicks La Puma

Directed by Mary Jo Duprey

A 12 year old Albert faces all of the problems a kid his age faces, but finds within them the 
secrets to the universe.

January 30 through February 28, 2015

First repertory performance at SMP

A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing

Directed by Geoffrey Wade

Two arms negotiators, an American and a Russian, find that they have more in common 
than they think. 

March 20 through April 25, 2015

A Classic American Comedy

Directed by Alan Brooks

To be announced shortly.

May 8 through June 28, 2015

Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley

Directed by Robert Marra

Patsy Cline sings 13 of her greatest hits and meets her number one fan - A rollicking good-
time musical.

Tickets are available at or by calling 626.355.4318. New Five-show 
passes are available at a 20% discount on the single ticket price and are good for any five shows 
within a year of purchase (a $5 premium will be added for tickets to Always...Patsy Cline.) A Five 
Show pass for Adults is now $100 and $88 for Seniors.