The Pam Kitto Black Box Theatre is an intimate 65-seat theatre at Stockton Civic Theatre. With a bequest from longtime season ticket holder Pam Kitto, we were able to convert our old rehearsal room into a new performance space where will present shows that we would not be able to produce on our Main Stage–shows that might be edgy, intimate, or experimental. We are excited to have a new space to offer even more theatrical experiences at SCT!
The Shape of Things starts out almost like a romantic comedy where a chance encounter brings together two kindred spirits. Awkward naïve, but good-hearted Adam quickly becomes entranced by driven and experienced Evelyn leading to an unlikely romance. All seems good on the surface, but it becomes clear that the story will end up much deeper than it began. LaBute’s seriocomic play has been a staple of the American theatre since it debuted in 2001. It is the perfect inaugural play for our new theatre because of the many questions it raises about art with the biggest being, when it comes to art, how far is too far?
The Pam Kitto Black Box Theatre will be transformed into an Irish pub in the fictional village of Grapplin, Ireland where audiences will join the Grapplin locals in mourning the loss of poor Flanagan. This is not a traditional wake, however. As the memories (and the Guinness) start flowing, the visitors to the pub will find out that remembering Flanagan is hilarious, wild, and fun complete with limericks, singing, and dancing. Don’t worry, at this interactive wake, all the tears will come from laughter.
Our Evening of 10-Minute Plays will feature seven different directors each presenting a short play. The evening will be comprised of diverse stories ranging from the serious to the hilarious. Definitely a departure from SCT’s normal fare, this evening’s worth of theatre will be sure to intrigue and entertain.