Enjoy the renowned PCPA Theaterfest as it presents its 2013-14 Season with the flair of a world-class theater performance. The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts Theaterfest (PCPA) is the Central Coast's professional resident theater company, in operation since 1964. PCPA offers a year-round season of classic and contemporary comedy, drama and music with a location that is only minutes from Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Santa Maria, CA.
PCPA Theaterfest Package Includes
Lodging Accommodations for 2, one night
Two tickets to the PCPA performance of your choice
A welcome gift to compliment your theater experience
Breakfast for two at Fairfield Inn & Suites
Starting at $167.00
Tax is additional to the package price
Package based upon availability
Offer available exclusively at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Santa Maria, CA
Offer not valid with any other discount or promotion
Guest is required to call the hotel directly with choice of performance and ticketing date
Advance reservation required
Package expires September 30, 2014
The Tragedy of HAMLET, The Prince of Denmark
Feb. 13 - Mar. 2
Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home from university to see his father buried, and his mother married -- to his uncle. When his father's ghost appears and reveals he was murdered by that very uncle, Hamlet teeters on the edge of madness and becomes a player in a drama of his own invention, a play to purge what's rotten in Denmark and catch the conscience of the new king. Caught in a vortex of treachery and deceit, actions and inactions will be his nation, his family and friends, his love, and his own princely soul. Come experience for yourself, perhaps the greatest English language play ever written - Shakespeare's sublime story of revenge and realization.
Feb. 27 - Mar. 23
In Germany 1891, beautiful young Wendla explores her changing body and asks her mother where babies come from. Brilliant and fearless student Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so caught in the trauma, confusion, and desperation of puberty he can't concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they've ever felt. In the whirlwind of their emerging desires, the teenagers, boiling with passion and roiling with guilt, also discover the beauty and risks of naiveté when their forbidden longings lead to tragic consequences. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 censored expressionist play about the exhilaration, trials, and tribulations of teens and the price of coming of age.
Apr. 24 - May 11, Marian Theatre
June 12 – 29, Festival Theater
The dizziest, funniest, backstage farce ever written, Noises Off careens us through the roller coaster lives of a hapless troupe of provincial actors as they go through the motions of a cringe-worthy comedy known as Nothing On. In a brilliant turnabout of door slamming miscues, misdirections and misunderstandings, onstage romantic intriguers are foiled by bunglers and burglars, while the players backstage exhibit their best follies and worst foibles spinning the play toward a hysterical climax. The theater world turns with side-splitting results to reveal mystery and mayhem as the cast and crew pull out all the stops to keep track of newspapers and cactuses, former and future lovers, missing cast mates, and the odd sardine.
June 19 – 29, Marian Theatre
Jul. 4 – 27, Festival Theater
This hallmark jukebox musical centers on a quartet of high-school chums whose dream of recording an album was ended by a bus collision on the way to their fist big concert. Now they've been miraculously revived for a posthumous chance at musical glory, performing the show that never was and getting a final shot at fulfilling their dreams. With glorious goofiness the "Plaids" sing in the closes of harmony, squabble over the smallest intonations and execute their charming choreography with over-zealous precision. You'll be humming along with the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950's and rollin' in the aisles from the delightful pate of the original clean-cut boy band - the Plaids.
Jul. 16 – 26, Marian Theatre
Aug. 1 – 24, Festival Theater
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first and most innovative collaboration set the standard for musical theatre still being followed today. Set in the Oklahoma Territory at the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful backdrop against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. With these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is a bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. With a grandeur as great as the wind that comes sweeping 'cross the plain, Oklahoma captures the dream of a frontier full of possibility in a brand new state.
The San Patricios
Jul. 31 - Aug. 17, Marian Theatre
Aug. 28 - Sep. 7, Festival Theater
From the playwright who brought us The Heart's Desire and Invierno comes the world premiere of the poignant and politically charged story of the San Patricio battalion. This strikingly contemporary play with music, packed with the explosive power of true history, opens the past to reveal patriots, traitors, heroes and despots of the war inside the war between Mexico and the United States. In this 1840s political drama, immigrant and native, Catholic and Protestant, officer and enlaced, collide as we rediscover the personal stories submerged in a conflict where Manifest Destiny met Conscientious Objection. This conflict literally shaped the future of both nations, setting the stage for America's coming Civil War and resonating in our world today.
Sep. 11 – 28
Intelligent, intricate and imaginative, 36 Views takes its title from the famous woodblock prints of Mt. Fuji by nineteenth-century Japanese artist Hokusai. At its heart is the discover of an apparently ancient manuscript - a priceless Japanese pillow book - and the attempts to validate its authenticity. Darius Wheeler, a dealer in Asian art antiquities, specializes in acquiring and pricing the exotic things of life. Setsuko Hearn an Asian art historian with an uncanny knack for sensing a fake, longs for both stability and mystery. Their search for the "original" becomes an exotic game of greed, sensuality, and shifting perceptions. Interweaving western and eastern artistic traditions, this play explores the sometimes tense relationship between restored original and replicated artifact, intension and word, expected and actual.