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Theatre Out

402 W. 4th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 | Santa Ana | 714-220-7069

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Theater Out is a theater in Santa Ana. OC's only theater devoted to stories that comment in some way on the LGBT experience has received short shrift in our pages. It's not by choice: There are only so many plays we can squeeze into our coverage, and simply due to timing (short theatrical runs, multiple plays to choose from, the cruel reality of deadlines), since forming in 2006, the Santa Ana-based Theatre Out has received only one full review in the Weekly. And that's a shame. While many of the plays have favored, in the words of literary director Darcy Hogan, "rich, interesting life stories over skin, sex and violence," there have been some quite striking choices, such as Angels In America, The Laramie Project, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. And how we couldn't squeeze in a review of a play called Southern Baptist Sissies is just unconscionable. Good stuff!


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    Sex, drugs, concealing a gay relationship while attending a Catholic boarding school—Theatre Out's current run of Bare is't your typical fairy tale musical. If you loved Spring...
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    One of our favorite holiday traditions comes back to the stage this month—Theatre Out presents its sixth annual festive production of Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart But the Very...
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    Just in time for the nation's big elections, Theatre Out brings our beloved county the world premiere of a tale of OC politics. When an unforeseen accident erases the Democratic Party's...
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    From an opera about Jerry Springer to the monumental drama of Willy Loman, the theatrical landscape of 2011 will plumb the highs and lows of the human condition.But rather than a preview...
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    Only the bitterest Grinch could dare find fault with any theater entity producing a holiday-themed play the month of December. So, in the spirit of last year’s LAME (Lamentably Asinine...

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Theatre Out is Orange County's Gay and Lesbian theatre company.

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