Paul Coates (’76) produces play to benefit San Dieguito theatre program

“My first personal experience with real pain was losing my Dad to cancer in the tenth grade. Clayton (Liggett) cast me in an Albee play and quickly became a surrogate father figure for me” —Paul Coates (’76).

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Fresh off his award-winning, critically acclaimed world premiere production of THE END OF IT, Paul Coates returns to San Dieguito Academy with another world premiere, PAIN.

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PAIN will be presented in Reader’s Theater Style in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater as a Benefit and Fundraiser for San Dieguito Academy on April 25th. The evening includes a festive pre-show reception beginning at 6:30 pm, with a curtain at 7:30 pm.

There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available which include the pre-show reception, priority seating, souvenir program and a post-theater cocktail party with the cast and creative team at the 3rd Corner Wine & Bistro. VIP TICKETS ARE ALL SOLD OUT AS OF 2/28/15!

For this incredible one-night-only event, Mr. Coates has cast many San Dieguito alumni from several decades. (See cast list below.)

PAIN is a series of inter-connected monologues, comedic, dramatic, tragic and terrifying, investigating the limitless facets of pain. Each character is connected and related in one form or another (PAIN explores adult subject matter, may contain language which could be offensive and is intended for Mature audiences only).

Alumni from far and wide are returning to San Dieguito. Among the cast; Mark Liggett, the son of Clayton E. Liggett, four alumni from Mr. Coates’ last benefit reading of The End Of It and noted motivational speaker, Sylvia (Lindsay) Lange, also a former student, as well as many others.

“My first personal experience with real pain was losing my Dad to cancer in the tenth grade. Clayton (Liggett) cast me in an Albee play and quickly became a surrogate father figure for me”, says Coates.

“He set a road map for my future and the future of so many others. To return to SDA and give back is a profound honor and the least I can do.”

Do NOT miss this rare, powerful opportunity to support San Dieguito Academy and to see the world premiere of a thrilling, intense, thought-provoking play. General Admission tickets are $35. Limited VIP Tickets are $125.

Tickets are NOW on sale at: www.seatyourself.biz/sandieguito.

CAST LIST:

  • Kevin Brophy (’72) 3/25/15 Unable to make it
  • Mary Jeffries (’73)
  • Mike Ball (‘74)
  • Bill Barker (’74)
  • Mark Liggett (’74)
  • Kirsten Anderson (’76)
  • Sylvia Lindsay Lange (77)
  • Laurie Carlson Wolf (’78) 3/25/15 Unable to make it
  • Sharon Corbett-Parry (’78)
  • Jesse Trout (’11)
  • Hannah Dohrer (’11)
  • Dakota Speas (’12)
  • Trevor LaPlante (’14)
  • Caleb Gibson (’15)
  • Maggie Lombard (’16)
  • Jessica Morilak (’16)

This production contains situations and language suitable for mature audiences only.

All inquiries should be directed to Theresa Beauchamp at: tbeau2014 [at] gmail [dot] com