Scripps Ranch Theatre is back

(Clockwise from top left) SRT 2022 directors Claire Simba, Charles
Peters, Marti Gobel and Phil Johnson

Scripps Ranch Theatre is back

Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) announced its reopening and will present a Welcome Back Celebration featuring musical and theatrical performances by some of its favorite performers on Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Alliant International University, 9783 Avenue of Nations.

In addition, SRT announced its new season which will start in January 2022.

“We are delighted to invite our patrons back into the theatre with our Welcome Back Celebration on Dec. 4. A night of live songs and performances is a perfect way to celebrate our reopening with our community … and pave the way for our compelling 42nd season which starts in January,” SRT Artistic Director Jill Drexler said. “We are excited about the stories we have to share in 2022, and the voices that will share them.”

The Welcome Back Celebration will feature performances by Kenny Bordieri, Jim Chovick, Susan Clausen, Jill Drexler, Melissa Fernandez, Yolanda Franklin, Marti Gobel, Jackie Ritz and Tara Sampson. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at

Scripps Ranch Theatre Season 2022

“Heisenberg,” Jan. 14-30; written by Simon Stephens and directed by Charles Peters. Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game.

“Love Song,” Feb. 25-Mar. 13; written by John Kolvenbach and directed Claire Simba. Beane, an emotionless, extreme introvert is burglarized by the pixie-ish Molly; and he falls in love. His high-powered sister and her husband, Beane’s self-appointed caretakers, are suspicious. But Beane’s newfound joy is contagious. In the end, Beane is transformed and transforms those around him.

“The Taming,” April 8-24; written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Marti Gobel. In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s “Shrew,” contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip.

“I Hate Hamlet,” May 20-June 5; written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Phil Johnson. Andrew Rally is a TV actor with a failing series and a chance to play the dream role of Hamlet. When the ghost of the famous Shakespearean actor John Barrymore appears for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to accept the role, he has to choose between Shakespeare and a new TV deal worth millions. Enter a beautiful girlfriend clinging steadfastly to her chastity and a glamorous agent.

Out On A Limb: New Play Festival, July 2022. The Season concludes with the Out On A Limb New Play Festival featuring brand new original short plays chosen from submissions and fully produced over two weekends in July. 

SRT vaccination policy: All patrons, including children, attending SRT performances must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the prior 72-hours. All patrons must wear masks while inside the venue.


Artistic Director Jill Drexler