San Diego Premiere

Into the Breeches!

By George Brant

Into the Breeches!Directed by Diana Van Fossen
Must Close Nov 13, 2022!

That time-honored adage, “The Show Must Go On,” takes on new meaning in this endearing and moving comedy set at a small American playhouse in 1942. With the actors and director off at war, a group of passionate women face the daunting challenge of preserving the theatre’s reputation for mounting outstanding Shakespearean productions. Crammed with laughs and an abundance of visual humor, their fierce determination and unbridled enthusiasm will have audiences cheering as they prove that art and community triumph, even in times of peril.

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What the Critics Say

  • Van Fossen has fielded a cast skilled at both wacky comedy and Shakespeare, and she leans into the script’s most amusing theatrical elements. It’s really a love letter to the boundary-breaking magic of theater and the universality of Shakespeare’s writing.

    -Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune

  • Irreverent, irresistible comedy. This production is everything I could have hoped it would be: the cast has delightful comedic timing and each actor embodies their character in full. I was invested.

    -Cassiopeia Guthrie, San Diego Story

  • Like all successful plays, the key is in the cast and those attending these performances will love the cast. Director Diana Van Fossen, making her North Coast Rep debut, has an amazing cast of veteran performers to work with. A wonderful cast that will have you laughing out loud. The result is a play that is both funny, emotional, educational for the audience and touches on social issues that are still around today.

    -TR Roberston, The Vista Press

  • Director Diana Van Fossen gets the most from this fine cast. The show plays with lots of giggles and some serious thought about the war effort, and theatergoers will leave amused and satisfied with this ultimate love letter to theater.

    -Jean Lowerison, San Diego Stage and Screen

  • Timely homage to creative women with gender-bending wisdom and humor. Theatrical home run!

    -Christene Myers, Critic

  • Enough can not be said about the cast of Into the Breeches, strong, talented, funny women perfectly cast/making the characters so real you are drawn to them like a magnet. Unexpectedly Refreshing.

    -Kathy Carpenter, LA Splash Magazine