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In the Reuel K. Olin New Play Development Center

Monsters of the American Cinema

March 16

This production is now closed.

By Christian St. Croix
Directed by Desireé Clarke

  • Mature Language
  • References to drugs & alcohol
  • The use of racist and homophobic slurs, and descriptions of physical bullying
Run time: approximately one hour and thirty minutes with no intermission.

About the Show

A San Diego Union-Tribune Top 12 most anticipated theater production of 2023!

When Remy, a black man, finds himself not only the owner of his late husband’s drive-in, but also the guardian of his straight, white teenage son, the two forge a relationship around the classic horror movies they regularly screen for the public. However, the grief they harbor over their shared loss threatens to fracture their bond just when they need each other the most. Written by San Diego’s most exciting emerging playwright, this haunting, funny, and loving story about race, sexuality, and family reveals the monsters and saviors we discover in each other.

Industry Night: Monday, March 20 at 7:00 PM –
There are no remaining tickets for this performance.  Please contact us for wait list options.

Director’s Happy Hour: March 23 at 6:00 PM

Kirk Brown (Remy)

Nicholas Toscano (Pup)

Stephen Loftesnes (Pup Understudy)

Kevane Coleman (Remy Understudy)

Christian St. Croix Playwright
Desiree ClarkeDirector
Ezra AdkinsAssistant Director
Alyssa KaneProps Designer
Yi-Chien LeeSet Design
Maxx McCartneyLighting Designer
Eliza VedarSound Designer
Jasz CabreraCostume Designer
Dr. Paul WhitackerMental Health Coordinator
Kandace CrystalIntimacy Director
Jacob BruceFight Choreographer

Diversionary’s current COVID-19 policy is to require all attendees and staff to wear masks at all times while inside the theatre.

Thank you for helping to keep our staff, artists, and patrons safe!

NOTE: This policy is subject to change at any moment to reflect changing local, state, and federal regulations. Please return before your scheduled performance date to see our most recent policy.

About Season 37:
We Are Family

Season 37 celebrates Diversionary’s legacy of chosen family with a focus on community engagement, arts education, and an inspired program of new and classic work examining family dynamics and legacy, utilizing all three of its performance venues: the Robert L. Granat & Alfred J. Mazur Mainstage Theatre, the Reuel K. Olin New Play Development Center, and the Clark Cabaret & Bar.

Decade Sponsor: Joann Clark
Season Sponsor: Bob Grinchuk, in loving memory of his husband, Reuel K. Olin

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