This Random World

By Steven Dietz

Directed by David Ellenstein
February 21 – March 18, 2018

Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD follows a series of intersecting lives: A mother determined to maintain her independence, a daughter longing for adventure, two sisters seeking common ground, and an internet prank gone awry. Warmly humorous and lyrically bittersweet, this play by Steven Dietz investigates what it is to love, to lose, and be touched by the serendipity of life.

Running Time 85 minutes with No Intermission. 



What the Critics Are Saying

  • In West Coast premiere, Steven Dietz play proves an inventive and original exploration of bonds among people. Smart and charming. Shimmers with wit and heart.

    - James Hebert, San Diego Union~Tribune

  • THIS RANDOM WORLD’ is funny, different and well done.

    - Diana Saenger, East County Gazette

  • Weighty and satisfying

    - David L. Coddon, San Diego City Beat

  • David Ellenstein directs this piece with great humor, panache, and humanity. It’s a fascinating evening of theater.

    - Jean Lowerison, Gay San Diego

  • Talented NCRT cast easily flows through ‘THIS RANDON WORLD’, a play about how much we miss in life, sometimes without even realizing what we are missing.

    - Tom Robertson, Vista News

  • Witty and filled with universal truths, Dietz's terrific dramedy should leave you thinking about your relationships with the people closest to you. Seeing his characters interact with each other is the biggest reason why the rendition is worth the trip to Solana Beach.

    - David Dixon,

  • Imaginative, inventive universe… there’s something just about everyone can relate to in this play. Director David Ellenstein keeps his staging simple and his excellent cast grounded and believable.

    - Pat Launer, Theater Critic, Arts Writer

  • The combination of a talented cast of pros, under the creative direction of David Ellenstein, delivers a first-rate evening of sharp comedy, punctuated with moments of poignancy, with which all audiences can relate.

    - Jack Lyons, Desert Local News


All photos courtesy Aaron Rumley

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