Pacific Resident Theatre presents

John Steinbeck’s “Sweet Thursday”

A world premiere stage adaptation of the indelible novel

by Robb Derringer and Matt McKenzie

Extended Until October 28th

Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 3 pm

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Jeff Doucette, Joe McGovern, George Villas, Ed Levey, London Shover, Norman Scott, Suzanne Ford, Ericjohn Scialo, Lela Loren, Penelope Safranek, Darren Kelly, Lisa Cirincione, Summera Howell, Kevin Fabian, Dennis Madden, Lee de Broux, Henry McKenzie


Matt McKenzie, Director
Chuck Erven, Set Design
Bill Wilday, Light Design
Audrey Eisner, Costume Design
Alex Enberg, Sound Design
Marilyn Fox, Executive Producer
Robert Cannon, Assoc. Executive Producer
John Dittrick, Associate Producer
Sara Newman-Martins, Co Producer
Whitney Whetstone, Co Producer
Crystal Magallanes, Stage Manager
Sara Garcia, Assistant Stage Manager

LA WEEKLY – Pick  of the Week!
“Beautifully adapted . . . The writers collaboratively weave comedy, humanity and insight into a delightful tale that is true to Steinbeck’s original.”  […read more]

LA TimesSweet Thursday’ embraces Steinbeck’s colorful characters – “…co-adaptors Matt McKenzie and Robb Derringer embrace Stainbeck’s colorful coterie of characters like long-lost friends in their ambitious love-fest of an adaptation.” […read more]

This Nobel-Prize winning author transports you to Cannery Row, Monterey, CA circa 1947 for a sunny, surprising and timeless romantic comedy. This enchanting story, featuring live music, explores one of Steinbeck’s greatest themes – that humanity and love make goodness and happiness possible.

“…one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Performing Arts Live review
“SWEET THURSDAY at the Pacific Resident Theatre is one of the most realistic feeling plays that we have seen in a long time. The detailed sets, costumes, staging and even the hair stylings all contribute to the sense that you are right there at Cannery Row with them. A skilled and dedicated cast very capably presents the material to us. This handsome adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is a winner and one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE




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