Performances: Thursdays & Fridays August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, all @ 7:30 p.m.
Featuring new 10-minute science fiction plays, by San Diego playwrights
New Play Cafe and The Big Kitchen present Simply Sci-Fi, featuring short plays by local playwrights, served up with dessert and coffee, at The Big Kitchen. Plays will be performed simultaneously in two of The Big Kitchen’s three dining areas and then rotated so that audience members can see all plays.
Simply Sci-Fi is the second production to take place at the Big Kitchen; The Coffee Shop Chronicles played to sold out houses and critical success in May 2013, including an added performance to satisfy audience demand.
The cost for dessert and theatre is $30, but if you buy your tickets in advance they are only $20!
Any unsold tickets will be available (for $30 cash only) at The Big Kitchen beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the night of each show. The Big Kitchen is located at 3003 Grape St., San Diego, CA 92102.
Tickets can be purchased online.
Our information line is 619-663-4852.
This show has closed. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets!
The Plays and Playwrights
Crash Bang Boom. By Nate Black, directed by Kevin Six
Don Juan Whitman on Earth by Carla Nell, directed by Eric Poppick
Evil Alan by Ryan Roach, directed by Eric Poppick
Peripathetic by Bryan Finnigan, directed by Eric Poppick
Romancing the Machine by Kathleen E. Massé, directed by Kevin Six
The Time Travel Café by Janet S. Tiger, directed by Kevin Six
About the Process
The New Play Cafe founders asked local playwrights to write 10-minute science fiction plays. They then asked directors to participate in the selection process and direct the chosen plays. All submitted plays were read and commented on by the founders, directors, and the the playwrights themselves in an informal table read. The playwrights were given an opportunity to re-write and re-submit their plays. The founders and directors then chose plays that provided the best fit the theme and contributed to an excellent evening of theatre.
About The Big Kitchen
In the words of founder and owner Judy Forman, “the restaurant is a place where the body is nourished along with the soul. The interaction that takes place at the counter and booths has brought about an incredible community. As a community we have shared many profound human experiences; an excellent sense of humor, art, music, theater and friendship all have contributed to this creation. Oh yes, our food is excellent, too.” More information may be found at: http://bigkitchencafe.com/.
Please read carefully – conditions of sale:
- All sales are final. There are no refunds, cancellations or retroactive discounts.
- In the interest of patrons and artists, latecomers and those who exit during the performance will be seated only during intermission.
- Copying any performance by camera, audio, or video recording equipment is prohibited.
- Everyone must have a ticket for admission.
- All artists and programs are subject to change without prior notice.
- New Play Cafe and The Big Kitchen will not assume liability for items left behind on premises.