The Wheel

The Wheel

Presented by Lights Up! Theatre Company 


Lights Up! Theatre Company presents

The Wheel

Directed by Amy Love
Assistant Directed by Heather Harkness

An original work developed in rehearsal by Lights Up! actors and scripted by Amy Love.

May 18 - May 19, 2023

The Wheel is an original work developed collaboratively by Lights Up! actors and directors. At the outset of rehearsals, we set a theme and basic story arc and then improvised and developed characters who would tell the story. The Wheel is the tale of a small-town legend - the story of an eccentric family and a mysterious disappearance that, over four generations, is shaped by rumor, misunderstanding, and heartbreak. When the descendants of the family gather 100 years after the disappearance, truths are revealed that heal generations-old wounds.

The process of developing The Wheel has been a true joy; it has been delightful to weave the flow of ideas from so many creative minds into a many-faceted story. I wanted to work in this way to allow actors to develop their own characters- perhaps one they’ve always wanted to play or that might hold special meaning for them. In the process, the actors were also able to experience a type of playwright's “writer’s room” as they learned about the process of developing a story, theme, and characters that all contribute to the message of a play. The actor’s creative energy in the rehearsal room has been inspiring, and I’m so proud of their eagerness to fearlessly explore this uncharted territory.

Full Cast: Abigail Pfarr, Ada Green, Andrew Cooper, Brynn Wood, Giulia Smith, Luc Powers, Marina Ficker, Noah Olorin, Sof Rakowski, Theo Gillespie, Vera Sieck, Zoë Allen

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Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 19 at 7:00 PM

Ticket Prices
General Admission: $18
Students with ID: $11.50

**All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.**

All seating is general admission unless otherwise noted. For all performances, there is limited late seating once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

There are no social distancing requirements in place for seating. There are no vaccine or testing requirements at this time. Masks are encouraged but not required. We are continuing our mitigation efforts. The HVAC system for the theater is set to bring in 100% fresh air. We are using CDC-recommended MERV-13 filters, the air is turned over 7.35 times an hour, and we also have portable HEPA air purifiers and our generous use of hand sanitizer. (thank you to the Santa Barbara Foundation!) All of our staff are fully vaccinated, and performers are either vaccinated or tested negative before performing.

You can use either e-tickets, print-at-home tickets, or request Will Call tickets to be waiting for you at the Box Office. If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Teri Ball at

Thank you to everyone in the community who supported us through this prolonged intermission. We would not still be here without your support.

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