Oceanside Theatre Company, operating The Brooks Theatre right on the outskirts of Camp Pendleton, presents a live stage production of Parallel Lives written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, show dates April 26 to May 5 at the Brooks. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 North Coast Hwy in Oceanside.

Parallel Lives was written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. Kathy Najimy is widely known in voiceover animation industry. Especially since Ms. Najimy’s memorable career with King of the Hill, her name has become ubiquitous in the local world of film and television. Oceanside Theatre Company is thrilled to stage a play Kathy co-wrote especially in association with the place that the actress used to call her home. Ms. Najimy is a native San Diegan. This only means: this play is very, very funny.

The play is being directed by Tracy Williams of MiraCosta College. In the opening scene of the play, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Once they’ve decided on the color scheme of the races, a little concerned that white people will feel slighted being such a boring color, they create sex and the sexes. Afraid women will have too many advantages, the Beings decide to make childbirth painful and to give men enormous egos as compensation. From this moment, the audience is whisked through the outrageous universe, where two actresses play men and women struggling through the common rituals of modern life. With boundless humor, Parallel Lives reexamines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods – or in this case, goddesses.

Preview – Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Individual show and season tickets are on sale at www.oceansidetheatre.org. Individual tickets are $21 general, $17 seniors, $14 students and military, or $14 on “Preview” night only. Group tickets for one show are $14 each for 10 people and up, or $12 each for 50 people and up. Save money with season tickets. Discounted season tickets purchased after The Boys Next Door closes in March 2013 (thus including 2 straight plays and 1 musical remaining in 2013): $55 general or $48 seniors, students, and military. Reservations are strongly recommended. Oceanside Theatre Company operating The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219 is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Interested guests may look up Oceanside Theatre Company on Facebook and “like” it for additional info and for other events at this venue. Go to www.oceansidetheatre.org or call 760-433-8900 for more information.

Oceanside Theatre Company’s mission is to create professional quality theatre for a vibrant and diverse population. OTC will strive to reach a wide audience base and encourage and improve artistic growth in the community by producing a broad repertoire of theatre, giving local theatre artists creative opportunities and offering educational theatre and outreach programs. In efforts to bring visual and performing arts education back to schools, Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy and Oceanside Unified School District is now collaborating together to bring quality musical theatre education to middle schools in the city. In addition, Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy’s Acting Classes are offered to students during the year and its Summer Camp in the summer.

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