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July 27, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - Lamplighters Community Theatre continues its 78th season with “The Supporting Cast,” a comedy to be staged August 14 through September 13, when Ellen, the wife of a successful author, writes a sizzling novel her friends are thrilled — until she invites them to her Malibu beach house and reveals that they are the characters!

Written by George Furth, the Tony Award-winning author of Company, this lighthearted comedy is the theatrical equivalent of a fun and frothy beach read. Sparks fly when Ellen's friends see their warts-and-all depictions in this tell-all book, but will they change their tune when they learn the book is being made into a movie?

"Terrifically funny...[with] enough visual jokes to build a miniature Mack Sennett comedy." - Variety

"Written with the expertise of a humorist who knows the transcontinental scene from New York delicatessens to Malibu beach houses." - Christian Science Monitor

The Supporting Cast is directed by Kristen Fogle, and produced by Mark Loveless. Fogle most recently performed the lead role in Goodbye Charlie at Lamplighters and directed the hit comedy Murder at the Howard Johnsons last season.

“Those that enjoyed Murder at the Howard Johnsons, says Fogle, can also expect equally quirky characters, silly comedy fare, and fast paced shenanigans in our current show." Our talented and comedic cast features Caroline Amiguet, Andrea Bensussen, Cecily Keppel, Ray-Anna Ranae, and Michael Shantz.

EVENT:        The Supporting Cast

DIRECTOR: Kristen Fogle

PRODUCER: Mark Loveless

CAST: Caroline Amiguet, Andrea Bensussen, Cecily Keppel, Ray-Anna Ranae, and Michael Shantz

PERFORMANCE DATES:   August 14 - September 13, 2015

CURTAIN TIME:     Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM

                                  Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM

TICKETS:                Adults:               $20

                                  Seniors (62+):     $17

                                  Students:           $17

                                  Active Military:   $17

                                  Group rates are available for 10 or more


  Purchase tickets online at

or reserve through the Box Office by phone (619) 303-5092

or email

The Supporting Cast is the second of six shows this season. Season tickets are available and can also be purchased on our website or by contacting the Box Office.

Lamplighters  Community  Theatre  is located in the La Mesa  Village  Station  Center  at the corner of Severin  Drive and Amaya Drive. There is plenty of free  parking  in the shopping center lot.

The Supporting Cast   is  presented by  special arrangement with  Samuel   French,  Inc.  and  is appropriate for all ages.

Lamplighters Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization. Founded in June of 1937 as The La Mesa Little Theatre and incorporated as The Lamplighters Community Theatre on November 1, 1976, the theatre has now had continuous productions in La Mesa for 78 years.

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