2020 Summer Productions Announced

The Eastern Theatre Group is delighted to announce two productions coming to San Diego this summer, with performances in downtown San Diego at the 10th Avenue Arts Center and The Lyceum Theatre concurrently. 













"Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic" by Matt Cox

Directed by Justin Allen Slagle
July 17 - August 16, 2020 at 10th Avenue Arts Center, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Puffs is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

After the run-away success of Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic in 2019, The Eastern is excited to remount the production for a second consecutive year. The Eastern’s Managing Artistic Director, and Puff’s Stage Director Justin Allen Slagle said, “It was always our intention from the beginning to create a San Diego tradition with Puffs. We were overwhelmed with the response last year and the requests for the show to return.” Puffs will run for 5 weeks at the 10th Avenue Arts Center opening on Friday, July 17. Some of the original actors from last year’s production will reprise their roles but there will be plenty of opportunities for local actors to audition and become part of the San Diego Puffs family. Puffs will coincide with San Diego’s famous Comic-Con International Convention where Puffs writer and creator Matt Cox will once again be a Comic-Con panelist and will be visit The Eastern’s production for a post-show discussion, date TBC.

"Vigils" by Noah Haidle


Directed by Stephen Schmitz
August 7 - August 30, 2020 at The Lyceum Space, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Vigils is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service


The Eastern’s second summer offering falls at the opposite end of the theatrical spectrum: Noah Haidle’s 2006 fantastical drama Vigils. This San Diego premier opens Friday, August 7 and will run for 4 weeks at the Lyceum Space, directed by The Eastern’s Producing Artistic Director, Stephen Schmitz. Mr. Schmitz first encountered Haidle’s play in when he saw it at The Theatre School at DePaul University 2014 and found the themes and ideas of the play hard to shake. “I love the way Vigils approaches notions of grief: with humor, poetry, and realism. It’s very theatrical, in the best sense of the term.” He’s thrilled to bring Vigils to San Diego audiences. 

Audition information for both shows will be posted on our Audition page.

Tickets will go on sales in March 2020.