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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Do not go to this theater. During the summer they hold events and close the parking lot for a festival next door. A walk of 3/4 miles may be necessary.
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So many great places to eat nearby, but Laguna is pricey, so plan accordingly.
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“Encompasses idealism, compromise and illusion in an all too real world of mass manipulation.” New York Times
“Acidly funny.” New York Magazine
“A fast-paced, often uproarious comedy.” New York Daily News


The satiric play Tabletop is a frenzied comedy that takes place in the pressure-cooker environment of an advertising company specializing in high-end tabletop imagery. Egomaniacal artists, an autocratic director, demanding clients, second-guessing technicians and naive wannabes populate this insular enclave of fabulous fakery.

“For me, this is a play about pain, but people always seem to find it funny, which confuses me. If you ever had a bad boss, this show is cheap therapy,” says playwright Rob Ackerman, whose years working as a “tabletop” technician in advertising inspired him to write the play.

Written by Rob Ackerman

Directed by Andrew Barnicle

About the Ticket Supplier: Laguna Playhouse

Founded in 1920, The Laguna Playhouse’s history and longevity validate a unique heritage in our region, making it a cultural treasure for all of California. We produce and present professional theatre of the highest quality, providing a full range of theatrical styles, entertainment, educational programs, and other initiatives that serve our community and reach a broad constituency.