December 3, 2023
The OnStage Playhouse marquee throughout a present in 2017. Picture by way of @CILPodcast Twitter

Chula Vista’s OnStage Playhouse Friday introduced a particular fundraising run of the play “Lonely Planet” by Steven Dietz from June 23 to July 16.

The theater, the one dwell theater within the South Bay, has just lately struggled to maintain its doorways open. Final month, the playhouse took a quick pause in operations to contemplate fundraising techniques.

The Raise4Plays Giving Marketing campaign goals to boost a minimum of $150,000 in donations to cowl future working and manufacturing prices, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Your entire run of “Lonely Planet” can be donation-based, permitting patrons to safe their seats on-line for any quantity they want to contribute — with a minimal of $10 on account of ticketing website charges. Pay-what-you-can seats can be out there on the door for every efficiency, working on a first-come, first-served foundation till the venue reaches full capability, in keeping with theater operators.

“Lonely Planet,” set throughout the peak of the AIDS disaster, “follows the story of Jody, a faithful map retailer proprietor who finds solace inside the confines of his store, disconnected from the surface world,” a press release from OSP reads. “As a haunting reminder of mortality, Jody’s good friend Carl brings in chairs from departed associates, including a poignant layer to their friendship. This gripping play will go away audiences with a profound realization: they possess the energy to beat their biggest fears.”

“Mr. Dietz has crafted an incredible dialog piece together with his 1993’s ‘Lonely Planet,’” stated Inventive Director James P. Darvas. “He skillfully guides us by way of the complexities of affection, loss, hope, concern and in the end acceptance of the unknown. Each web page of this manufacturing presents theatre price speaking about.”

OSP welcomes again Teri Brown, former inventive director, because the director for “Lonely Planet.” Darvas will even return to the stage, portraying the character of Jody. Salomon Maya will accompany him within the function of Carl.

The theater firm was based in 1983 and has been positioned on Third Avenue in Chula Vista for 20 years.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.