Intrepid presents staged readings monthly at the Encinitas Library. Each reading begins with a complimentary wine and appetizer reception and is followed by an opportunity to talk with the director and actors. The doors open at 6:30pm and the evenings typically end between 9pm and 10pm.
Tickets are $15 per reading. Purchase tickets online or phone the box office at
2016 STAGED READING SERIES
Monday, February 22
THREE DAYS OF RAIN by Richard Greenberg
A special event featuring Intrepid Co-Founders Christy and Sean Yael-Cox, and local favorite Jason Heil
How one generation misunderstands another is illustrated in this Pulitzer Prize-nominated play from Richard Greenberg. Set in New York, Three Days of Rain centers on a brother Walker, his sister Nan, and their childhood friend Pip who meet to settle their parents’ estate. In Act I, Walker, Nan, and Pip, the offspring of two very successful architecture partners gather for the reading of the will; in Act II, the same actors take on the roles of the original partners and the woman who divided them.
“One of the finest American plays of recent years” – The Telegraph
Monday, April 25
RED DOG HOWLS by Alexander Dinelaris
Directed by Christy Yael-Cox and featuring Jeffrey Jones
A box of old letters and a father’s dying wish lead Michael Kiriakos to dig up the buried secrets of his family history. After a series of mysterious encounters with Rose, a captivating elderly Armenian woman, Michael eventually uncovers a past he never knew existed – one of exile, sacrifice and ultimately redemption.
Red Dog Howls explores the horror of a forgotten genocide, the enduring strength of the human spirit and how the choices we make for our children will – for better or worse – reverberate for generations to come.
“A stirring new drama with a power-packed conclusion” – History News Network
Monday, June 27
BREADCRUMBS by Jennifer Haley
Directed by Matt M. Morrow, Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre and featuring a talkback with the playwright
A reclusive fiction writer diagnosed with dementia must depend upon a troubled young caretaker to complete her autobiography. In a symbiotic battle of wills, they delve into the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self.
“A gripping fairy tale for modern times…” – BroadwayWorld.com
Monday, August 22
PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Topher Payne
Directed by Francis Gercke
“A clever canape of a comedy…Mr. Payne is a deft and witty writer” – New York Times
“The best thing about Topher Payne’s fabulous “Perfect Arrangement” is its pitch-perfect capture of the 1950s comic voice, and its application to the dreadfully serious drama.” – DC Theatre Scene
In Topher Payne’s biting comedy, Perfect Arrangement, it’s 1950 and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. The twist: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap “I Love Lucy” sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door, confronting the very struggles facing society today.
Monday, October 24
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion
Featuring Rosina Reynolds
In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning and bestselling memoir, prolific American writer Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play.
“A haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage..” – The New York Times
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by David Sedaris
The Santaland Diaries is an outrageously funny one-man play about the author’s experiences as an unemployed actor/writer taking a job as an elf at Macy’s department store in New York City. A delightfully absurd look at the commercial underbelly of the holiday season, Sedaris’ sharp and hilarious observations from the other side of what it’s like to work at Santaland have become a delightful adult cult classic.
“It brings a lump to the throat, whether one gives a fig or not for the commercial enterprise known as Christmas.” — The Washington Post
The Encinitas Library is located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Plays are subject to change without notice. Ticket purchases are non-refundable. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Normal service charges apply.