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Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents Animales Nocturnos

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Escondido, CA – Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents Animales Nocturnos by Juan Mayorga, with an English translation, Nocturnal, by David Johnston. Written in 2003, this tautly written and suspenseful play is set in motion by a secret:  Short Man knows that Tall Man is an undocumented immigrant. He offers to keep this secret in exchange for Tall Man’s friendship. The plot thickens as their respective wives become involved, and the price for silence begins to rise.  Patio Playhouse’s production of Animales Nocturnos and Nocturnal will be a West Coast premiere, performed in both English and Spanish by the same actors.



Photo Credit: Matt FitzGerald – Patio Playhouse

The cast includes Sam Kohler (Bajo/Short Man), Lettie DeAnda (Baja/Short Woman), Victor Reveles (Alto/Tall Man) and Melba Novoa (Alta/Tall Woman.)

Patio Playhouse’s production of Animales Nocturnos is proud to be partnering with The San Diego Rapid Response Network, a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region. Core SDRRN partners include the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, SEIU Local 221 and San Diego Organizing Project. Individuals may call SDRRN’s 24-hour hotline at 619-536-0823 for immigration emergencies (e.g. raid, arrest, checkpoint and/or harassment) or 858-637-3365 for non-emergency pro bono legal assistance. 

Throughout the run of Animales Nocturnos, Patio patrons are encouraged to support the mission of SDRRN by donating any amount through our lobby display. After the show closes, proceeds will be delivered to SDRRN to support their initiatives. For more information or to donate, please visit their website at www.rapidresponsesd.org.
Tickets: Performances of Animales Nocturnos will run Friday, May 3 through May 26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00 at our mainstage theater at 116 W. Kalmia Ave. in downtown Escondido.  
Performances on May 10, May 17 and May 25 will be performed in Spanish.  The full schedule is available on our website.
Tickets for this production are available for the cost of
$20 for Adults,
$17 for Seniors/Military/Students
$12 for Youth 16 and under.
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760-746-6669, via email, or via the website www.patioplayhouse.com.  

Directed by Elizabeth Jimenez. Produced by Matt FitzGerald and Deborah Zimmer. Licensed by SGAE Spain and by arrangement with the translator. 

About Patio Playhouse… Escondido’s only community theater. Established in 1967, the playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido near the intersection of Kalmia and Grand. Patio Playhouse presents a full season of musicals, dramas, and comedies but is also known for its unique fee-free youth theater, which produces several shows a year while introducing live theatre to children through performance/crew opportunities and school performances. Patio also presents an annual summer season called Patio Plays in the Park, where patrons can enjoy an evening of musical theater under the stars at Kit Carson Amphitheater.

In 2018, the summer shows Jesus Christ SuperstarAnnie, and In The Heights all partnered with Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego.

Patio Playhouse is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, please visit www.patioplayhouse.com or find us on social media. 

Patio Playhouse is also a proud partner of San Diego Theatre Connection, a group that fosters and supports service opportunities between arts organizations and nonprofit partners around San Diego County.  San Diego Theatre Connection can be found on Facebook and Instagram.   
4143 – Victor Reveles, Melba Novoa4162 – Victor Reveles, Sam Kohler4163 – Victor Reveles, Sam Kohler4179 – Lettie DeAnda, Sam Kohler
Photo Credit: Matt FitzGerald – Patio Playhouse
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