South Coast Repertory’s 50th Season on the Julianne Argyros Stage opened with the world premiere of Carla Ching’s Fast Company—to a packed house. Notable audience members included SCR supporters Julianne and George Argyros, First Nighters and their guests, and special artists long associated with the theatre.
After enjoying the fast-paced show about a family of grifters (and adding new words to their vocabularies, like “roper,” “fixer” and “the mark”) everyone continued the celebratory evening at the Cast Party, hosted by South Coast Plaza, which also is the 50th Season’s Golden Elite Sponsor.
The already splendid Jewel Court was the scene of a dazzling SCR installation that included cut-out characters from memorable SCR productions, color panels telling the theatre’s history through photos and text and a historical video with stunning images of past productions and the donors who made it all possible.
There, First Nighters sipped special cocktails and sampled cuisine with an Asian flare by Crème de la Crème as they strolled through the display area or relaxed on sumptuous lounge furniture, chatting with the artists and guests at what will be remembered as one of the 50th Season’s grandest First Nights.
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