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Full Program of the Car Plays
WOW Series Presentation
The Car Plays: San Diego
February 23 - March 4, 2012
Conceived by Paul Stein
Moving Arts’ The Car Plays: San Diego, offers a series of intimate ten- minute plays, each taking place in a car, where audiences of two move from vehicle to vehicle to experience works by different playwrights. After being ushered to their seats, the car doors close and participants watch the drama, or comedy, unfold just inches away. Ten minutes later, the doors open, a seat in a new car awaits, and a fresh story begins.. In the course of an hour, five evocative stories are revealed. The Los Angeles Times raved, “The Car Plays combines the pleasures of site-specific theater and voyeurism — one of the better arguments for carpooling since the high-occupancy lane. (Critic’s Choice).”> Click here for a full list of plays
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How it Works
> Three rows of five cars each
Content Warnings: For mature audiences. Contains strong language, sexual content and adult themes. All performances take place outdoors at La Jolla Playhouse rain or shine. Patrons will be directed to performance space when they arrive. No late seating.
Accessibility: Due to the nature of this production we recommend you call and speak with a Box Office Representative so that we may best prepare for your needs and provide a the best possible performance experience for you. If you choose to purchase a ticket online, please email the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, performance day & time and any mobility or accessibility concerns you have. Please note that since this production involves patrons moving in and out of the backseat of 5 cars, all wheelchair patrons must be able to transfer.
Learn More About The Car Plays
Learn More About Moving Arts Theatre Company
Called “The tiny little Silver Lake theatre with an enviable reputation,” Moving Arts is dedicated to the production of original works. Founded by Lee Wochner and Julie Briggs in 1992, Moving Arts has produced many world, national, West Coast, and Los Angeles premieres. Moving Arts began as a twenty-two seat venue in the Silver Lake area and became a resident artist company with mainstage productions across the Los Angeles Area, including the eighty-seven seat [Inside] the Ford theatre in the Hollywood Hills. Moving Arts has continuously produced multiple plays and shows each year in a variety of venues, ranging from traditional theatres to parking lots, showing a remarkable versatility and commitment to the craft of theatre.
The History of The Car Plays
Paul Stein chronicles the creation of The Car Plays in a blog entry for the L.A. Stage Times.
Press and Reviews for The Car Plays
UT San Diego Review: Play review: Theater at the speed of 'Wheee!'
North County Times Review: 'Car Plays' a voyeuristic thrill ride at Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse Performing With Cars
"Locals doing the driving in 'The Car Plays'"
"The Car Plays combines the pleasures of site-specific theater and voyeurism — one of the better arguments for carpooling since the high-occupancy lane."
"This unique melding of site-specific theater and freeway crawl should be hailed as a local treasure."
WOW Series Presentation
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All Tickets: $25
WOW Series Whether at a treasured landmark, a favorite community gathering spot or at your local mall, WoW performances will be intrinsically connected to the people, places and history of San Diego. Once outside the confines of theatre walls, the performers, audience and passersby become moving parts in a living theatre piece – showing that art lives in ideas and people, not within walls.
Special Events for The Car Plays
Friday, February 24 at 6:00pm
Buy a ticket to The Car Plays: San Diego on February 24 and you'll enjoy a complimentary microbrew tasting from Stone Brewing Company, plus access to some of our favorite food trucks, including Chop Soo-ey, MIHO Gastrotruck and Sweets in Motion.
The Car Plays Interviews
Take a backstage look at the creative team behind The Car Plays