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LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS Luke Macfarlane in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir

A Without Walls Presentation

Luke Macfarlane in

Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir

September 24 - October 17

Martinis Above Fourth – 3940 4th Avenue

By Keith Bunin
Directed by Mark Rucker

Luke Macfarlane (ABC's Brothers and Sisters) transforms Martinis Above Fourth in Hillcrest into a Greenwich Village nightclub in 1958 - a decade before the Stonewall riots. The drinks and music flow as a young singer and his band take the stage for their last performance before leaving New York City for good. Macfarlane and his band showcase a musical score of American song classics that you won't want to miss.

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  • > Food and drinks are available to purchase before and after the show. Doors open at 5:30 pm for the 7:30 pm performance and 12:00 pm for the 2:00 pm performance. Food will not be served after Sunday evening performances.
  • > We recommend arriving 30 minutes early to order drinks and an hour early to order appetizers/dinner. Your ticket purchase is also your table reservation if you choose to order food (food and alcohol not included in ticket price).
  • > Parking Options: street parking (metered) and several pay lots around the venue. Note that some parking lots are cash only.
  • > Martinis Above Fourth is Cabaret-style seating. You will be assigned a seat at the table number you purchased when you arrive at the venue. You might be seated next to patrons not in your party. Be neighborly!
  • > Patrons Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Meet the Creative Team

Luke Macfarlane is well known to television audiences for his role on the hit ABC series Brothers and Sisters. Other television credits include Iron Road, Supreme Courtships, Over There and Tanner on Tanner. Film credits include Trapped Ashes, Recalled and Kinsey. A graduate of Juilliard, Mr. Macfarlane has appeared in The Normal Heart on Broadway, The Busy World Is Hushed and Juvenilia at Playwrights Horizons, and Where Do We Live at The Vineyard Theatre.

Keith Bunin is the author of the plays The Busy World Is Hushed, The World Over, The Credeaux Canvas, The Principality of Sorrows, The King of Clocks and A Joke. He has also written for film and television. He is a graduate of Goddard College and Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.

Mark Ruckeris Associate Artistic Director at American Conservatory Theatre, where he directed Once in a Lifetime, The Rainmaker and The Beard of Avon, among others. He is an associate artist at South Coast Rep, where he has directed more than 20 productions, including world premieres by Richard Greenberg, Annie Weisman and Culture Clash. Other regional credits include work at Yale Rep, Arena Stage, Intiman Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. His feature film, Die, Mommie, Die!, won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Press and Reviews for Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir

“Macfarlane’s engaging personality and storytelling skills hold the audience in rapt attention to the end.”

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“Macfarlane cuts a dashing figure, coupled with … a young Sinatra vibe.”

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“Keith Bunin's emotional biography of a gay man looking for love in the wrong decade framed with evocative romantic show songs of the mid-20th century…”.

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Martinis Above Fourth

Performance Times

Monday 7:30 pm

Tuesday 7:30 pm

Wednesday 7:30 pm

Saturday 2:00 pm

Sunday 2:00 pm and 7:30pm

Doors 5:30 pm for 7:30 performance &
Doors 12:00 pm for 2:00 pm performance


All Tickets: $35


3940 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, in Hillcrest

Martinis Above 4th is an eclectic contemporary restaurant, lounge and bar featuring award-winning martinis and casual fine dining right in the heart of Hillcrest in San Diego voted #1 Martini Bar in San Diego from Sign On San Diego and feature over 100 specialty martinis, along with a wide selection of spirits, wine and beer.

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Sam Bendrix at The Bon Soir starring Luke Macfarlane