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Murder, Mutilation, And Charades At The REP

Reportory Easy Playhouse starts off summer with "81 series"


The Repertory East Playhouse will launch into summer with the second production of the highly anticipated “81 Series” on Friday, July 6, at 8:00pm with Betty’s Summer Vacation, by Christopher Durang. Betty's Summer Vacation is a black comedy send-up of America 's insatiable appetite for scandal and reality television, is a merry beachside romp featuring murder, mutilation and charades.

The Cast of Betty’s Vacation

Betty’s Summer Vacation opens on Friday, July 6th, with a wine reception at 7:00pm and curtain at 8:00pm. The show will run through July 15. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $17, $15 for students and seniors. Because this is a LIMITED ENGAGEMENT, advanced reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, please call the REP at 661-288-0000 or visit the website at

Betty is looking forward to her summer share at the ocean. But Trudy, whom she knows only slightly, chatters incessantly; and then there are the other housemates—sexy lout Buck, who's pathologically on the make with women all the time, and sweet, withdrawn Keith who carries a shovel and a mysterious hatbox and just may be a serial killer. Then the emotionally anarchic landlady, Mrs. Siezmagraff, moves in too; and she invites a crazy derelict to dinner, and, well, the vacation becomes more and more of a strain for poor Betty. Not to mention there seems to be a laugh track coming from the ceiling that no one seems able to shut up. Death, destruction, mayhem—Betty finds it all in her seaside retreat.

This show contains adult language and adult situations and is intended for mature audiences only.

Betty’s Summer Vacation will run in tandem with the world premier of 365 Plays in 365 Days Theatre Festival on July 13th and 14th. See the 365/365 for FREE on these dates and receive half off your Betty’s Summer Vacation ticket. Show times for 365/365 are 6pm. For more information call 661-288-0000.

Funded through a Community Services Grant by the City of Santa Clarita , the 81 Series is a limited-engagement of three provocative pieces of theatre by well-known and respected playwrights. Most of the themes explored in the 81 Series will deal with pertinent social ideals and values of American society.

Murder, Mutilation, And Charades At The REP

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