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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-497-2787
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Drive to the Festival parking lot on Hwy 133 and take one of the convenient free shuttle buses to the various art festivals, restaurants and theater, with return to lot, open until 11 pm.
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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

Description

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.