Melinda Gilb & Steve Gunderson in Bakerfield Mist - Photo by Angie Clement

The Roustabouts Readings Series


The Roustabouts Theatre Co. is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences in southern California by producing fresh visions of classics, well-known contemporary plays and new works. Don't miss our popular "Readings Series" with local artists and storytellers from the region.



Upcoming Readings



The Apple Tree

A Musical Reading and Fundraiser

Book by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

Based on stories by Mark Twain, Frank R. Stockton & Jules Feiffer

Additional book material by Jerome Coopersmith

Music by Jerry Bock

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Featuring Eileen Bowman


MOXIE Theatre

6663 El Cajon Blvd Suite N, San Diego, CA 92115

June 2019




Past Readings


Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge

By Christopher Durang

Featuring DeAnna Driscoll, Phil Johnson, Kevane La'Marr Coleman, Brian Mackey, Samantha Ginn, Jeannine Marquie, Omri Schein, Ruff Yeager, Andrew Oswald & Alex Apostolidis

Directed by Ruff Yeager


The Philadelphia Story

By Philip Barry

Starring Amanda Sitton

Featuring Abby DePuy, Jill Drexler, Jo Anne Glover, Alex Guzman, Phil Johnson, Brian Mackey, Jason Maddy, Joel Miller, John Tessmer, Jacque Wilke & Ruff Yeager

Directed by Phil Johnson


Real Women Have Curves

A Co-Production of The Roustabouts Theatre Co. and Amigos del REP

By Josefina Lopez

Featuring Kenia Ramirez, Cynthia Galaz Ochoa, Amanda Arbues-Gille, Lettie De Anda and Sandra Ruiz

Directed by Olivia Espinosa 


Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You

By Christopher Durang

Starring Shana Wride

Featuring Samantha Ginn, Tony Houck, Omri Schein, Michelle Marie Trester & Giovanni Cozic

Directed by Ruff Yeager


Anyone Can Whistle

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Starring Melinda Gilb, Eileen Bowman & Rudy Martinez

Featuring Sandy Campbell, Kevane Coleman, Ryan Dietrich, Caitie Grady, Tony Houck, Luke Harvey Jacobs, Ralph Johnson, David McBean, Amy Perkins, Jake Strohl & Shaun Tuazon

Directed by Ruff Yeager

Music Direction by Patrick Marion


Bakersfield Mist

By Stephen Sachs

Starring Steve Gunderson and Melinda Gilb

Directed by Shana Wride


Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge

By Christopher Durang

Starring Linda Libby

Directed by Ruff Yeager


The Little Foxes

By Lillian Hellman

Starring Shana Wride

Directed by Ruff Yeager


The Price

By Arthur Miller

Starring Tom Stephenson & Phil Johnson

Directed by Rosina Reynolds


The Grotesques

By Omri Schein, After book by Aharon Appelfeld

Starring Sandy Campbell & Rosina Reynolds

Directed by Shana Wride



By Will Cooper

Starring Amanda Sitton Wallace

Directed by Kim Strassburger