Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 South Seventh Street, Santa Paula, Ca. 805-525-4645 website: Aug 31 – Oct 7

The Santa Paula Theater Center located at 125 So. 7th St. in downtown Santa Paula continues its 2018 Season with Sam Shepard’s TRUE WEST running Aug. 31-Oct. 7. Tickets may be purchased online at or for information and ordering by email at or by phone at 805.525.4645 . Colorful language, mature themes recommended for audiences 17 and above.

TRUE WEST IS considered among the late Sam Shepard’s most seminal plays and is a darkly comedic and sometimes terrifying powder keg showdown of sibling rivalry. Set in their mother’s suburban kitchen in her absence, brothers Lee and Austin battle and bond over the course of a week creating some of the most gripping theater you’ll see this year. The Santa Paula Theater Center production has two of Ventura Couny’s finest actors, Ron Feltner and Brian Robert Harris, playing the brothers and alternating roles every other weekend. Opening weekend Lee will be played by Mr. Feltner and Austin played by Mr. Harris (see schedule below). Supporting players are Nigel Chisolm as Saul and Nancy Solomons as Mom.

Week one/Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Lee- Ron Feltner, Austin- Brian Harris
Week two /Sept. 7-9: Lee- Brian Harris, Austin- Ron Feltner
Week three/Sept. 14-16: Lee- Ron Feltner, Austin- Brian Harris
Week four/Sept. 21-23: Lee- Brian Harris, Austin- Ron Feltner
Week five/ Sept.29-30: Lee- Ron Feltner, Austin- Brian Harris
Week six/Oct. 5-7: Lee- Brian Harris , Austin- Ron Feltner

Jessi May Stevenson directs this production and is supported by Producer Leslie Nichols, Designers Mike Carnahan, Gary Richardson, Barbara Pedziwiatr, Gail Heck, and Allan Noel. Leticia Mattson is the Rehearsal Stage Manager and Karl Krause is the Run Stage Manager.

WHO: Directed by Jessi May Stevenson with Brian Robert Harris and Ron Feltner alternating in the lead roles of Lee and Austin
WHERE: Santa Paula Theater Center’s Main Stage, 125 So. 7th St., Santa Paula, CA
WHEN: 6 weeks running on Fri., Sat. eves at 8p and Sun. Mat. at 2:30 Aug. 31-Oct. 7
HOW: Tickets and reservations may be made online at, by email or by phone 805.525.4645
Linda Pennock
SPTC Board Member
cell 805-558-9626


Santa Paula Theater Center presents Monologue and Scene Study Classes with Taylor Kasch “Acting with Intent” Sept. 17- Nov. 12 Monday Evenings from 7 pm-10 pm. (No class Nov. 5) Taylor Kasch, an award winning actor and director, has designed the class to suit the needs of both beginners and professionals alike. Series includes 7 classes, 1 private coaching session, and an actors evening showcase. Information or registration can be obtained by contacting Taylor directly at 805.201.5066 or Class size is limited. Cost for the week 8 series is $200.00-SPTC is located at 125 7th St. on the corner of Main and 7th St. in downtown Santa Paula. Class will be held on the back-stage performance area.

WHAT: MONOLOGUE AND SCENE STUDY CLASSES with TAYLOR KASCH “Acting with Intent” (includes 7 classes, a showcase of actor work, and 1 private coaching session) at Santa Paula Theater Center $200 for the series.
WHERE: Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 So. 7th Street (corner of Main and 7th), Santa Paula,CA
WHEN: Monday Evenings 7-10pm. for 8 weeks, Sept. 17- Nov. 12 (No class Nov. 5)
HOW: Contact Taylor Kasch at 805.201.5066 or for information or registration
Taught by Director and Actor Taylor Kasch. Specializing in scene and monologue study, it is the perfect place for the experienced thespian to hone their skills or the beginning actor to learn the basics of acting in a warm and supportive environment.

Taylor began his career at the American Conservatory Youth Repertory. He has performed in numerous theatres in San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. Aside from founding the Flying H Group Theatre Company locally, he was the founding artistic director of The San Francisco Actors Theatre. Flying H specialized in thought provoking, edgy material. Described by the media as the theatrical gem of the coast Kasch’s choice of material and execution set Flying H apart from your standard theatre fare. His former students can be seen regularly on television and in films.
Leslie Nichols
Primary Producer, Santa Paula Theater Center