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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Center Stage Theater is an intimate space, therefore LATE SEATING is limited or not allowed at all. The LATE SEATING POLICY will vary with each show. The theater staff strongly suggests allowing ample time to find parking, locate the theater, and pick up your tickets.


Poster with logotypeAugust 23 through September 8

DIJO PRODUCTIONS THEATRE COMPANY presents

COPENHAGEN

by Michael Frayn

1941—Copenhagen is under German occupation. German atomic nuclear physicist Werner Heisenberg makes a treacherous journey to Copenhagen to visit his former mentor Niels Bohr and Bohr’s wife, Margrethe. The Jewish population, including Bohr, soon will be successfully evacuated to Sweden.

But why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen? What were his intentions? Was either nuclear scientist working on the development of an atomic bomb? As a German physicist whose funding was sponsored by the Nazi government, Heisenberg risked his life to visit his long time friend and mentor Bohr, a Jewish physicist. Such a visit could have easily given the Nazis ground to convict Heisenberg of treason and execute him. Theories are proposed and hotly debated as the friends retrace their relationships, and attempt to understand the personal and professional implications their science had amidst the heated world politics of early 1940’s Europe.

Eighty years later, the debate still persists. We invite you to experience the brilliance of this internationally acclaimed, award winning play by Michael Frayn and magnificently portrayed by local theatrical luminaries, Ed Giron, Kathy Marden, and Bill Waxman

TIMES: Friday, August 23 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 P.M.
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Friday, August 30 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M.
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Friday, September 6 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $24 general, $21 senior, $21 student

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
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Poster with logotypeOctober 10 through 13

Center Stage Theater presents

Personal Stories

An eclectic collection of original true stories performed by their authors. Performers range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time and as authors they include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. Stories of love, sex, family, childhood misadventures and more. Your friends and neighbors have some wonderful stories to tell, don’t miss being with us to hear them! Join us on the patio after each show to toast the actors with cookies and milk – the perfect way to celebrate any great story. There will be 2 bills of stories, each program will be performed twice. If you purchase both bills, for the second bill your tickets will be just $20!

SUBMISSIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED:
First-person true stories
Word count 500-1500
5 to 10 minutes when read aloud

Digital submissions preferred in Word or PDF documents
Stories can be submitted by email to:cstheater@sbcoxmail.com

or hard copy to:
Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you have any questions or would like additional information call 805-963-8198 or email cstheater@sbcoxmail.com

Submission Deadline: Friday September 6
Auditions: Selections announced September 9, auditions Sept 12-14
Final Selections announced September 16

TIMES: Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 P.M.
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Friday, October 11 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $18 students and military,
$20 Early Bird Special (must be purchased by Tuesday, October 8)
$20 for 2nd bill (If you purchased a ticket for one bill and would like to go to the other you may purchase a discounted ticket. Please call the box office to arrange)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

Poster with logotypeDecember 2 through 5

Center Stage Theater presents

Holiday Memories

An eclectic collection of original true stories, with a Holiday twist or turn, performed by their authors. Performers range from accomplished professional actors to people appearing in front of an audience for the first time and as authors they include published, well established writers and others who are just beginning. Stories of love, sex, family, childhood misadventures and more. Your friends and neighbors have some wonderful stories to tell, don’t miss being with us to hear them! Join us on the patio after each show to toast the actors with cookies and milk – the perfect way to celebrate any great story. There will be 2 bills of stories, each program will be performed twice. If you purchase both bills, for the second bill your tickets will be just $20!

SUBMISSIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED:
First-person true stories with a Holiday connection (any holiday is acceptable)
Word count 500-1500
5 to 10 minutes when read aloud

Digital submissions preferred in Word or PDF documents
Stories can be submitted by email to:cstheater@sbcoxmail.com

or hard copy to:
Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you have any questions or would like additional information call 805-963-8198 or email cstheater@sbcoxmail.com

Submission Deadline: Friday October 18
Auditions: Selections announced October 22, auditions October 28-29
Final Selections announced November 1

TIMES: Monday, December 2 at 7:30 P.M.
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Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 P.M.
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Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 P.M.
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Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $18 students and military,
$20 Early Bird Special (must be purchased by Tuesday, October 8)
TICKETS:$20 for 2nd bill (If you purchased a ticket for one bill and would like to go to the other you may purchase a discounted ticket. Please call the box office to arrange)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

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Box Office Information

The Center Stage Theater Box Office is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5:00 P.M., and one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at any time. See below for location and directions.

TICKETS

Purchase Tickets Online click here for a complete list of current programs

Purchase by Phone with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover: (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

All ticket prices include a Center Stage Facility Fee which helps maintain the theater.
All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Online sales subject to a $1.50 surcharge per ticket.
There are no additional charges to purchase tickets over the phone.

Unless otherwise noted, all seating is general admission.

NOTE: If online sales are closed, tickets may still be available by phoning the box office at (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD).

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the intimacy of Center Stage Theater, latecomers may be seated at appropriate intervals only. Some performances may not allow late seating. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early if you must purchase a ticket at the door.

logo LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Center Stage Theater is located in Paseo Nuevo Center, upstairs at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets, Santa Barbara, California. Click here for map.

Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.

This Project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using Funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.