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Rubicon Theatre Company
Ranked #9 of 42 things to do in Ventura
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Rubicon Theatre Company is a non-profit regional theatre based in Ventura, California. True to the name and the vision of founders Karyl Lynn Burns and James O’Neil, the company is committed to providing a nurturing environment for artists where exploration and experimentation are encouraged and supported. Now in its 19th Season, Rubicon has earned a reputation for innovative, reinvigorated productions of classics; and for the development of new works. The company has presented more than 115 diverse mainstage productions to more than 420,000 audience members. Described by critics as “the rising star of the Southern California cultural scene” and the “best theatre between Los Angeles and San Francisco,” the company has won a New York Drama Desk Award (four nominations), the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for “Sustained Excellence,” 14 Ovation Awards, a NAACP Award, and multiple Indy, Garland and Robby Awards. Luminaries such as Susan Clark, Dana Delaney, Bonnie Franklin, Joel Grey, Gregory Harrison, Bill Irwin, Harold Gould, Larry Hagman, Stacy Keach, Michael Learned, Ted Neeley, Paul Provenza, Linda Purl, Joe Spano, Bruce Weitz, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Stephanie Zimbalist have graced the Rubicon stage. Jack Lemmon and John Ritter made their final stage appearances with Rubicon.
Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Rubicon Theater continues to wow me. This small Equity playhouse in the city of Ventura has productions that rival L A and New York.in april, I saw "Love, Loss, and What I Wore", and it seemed to touch every woman in the house. There was much laughter and a few tears, but a thoroughly enjoyable hour and a half.
If you can possibly see this show, go. Now

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank bob b
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Reviewed October 22, 2014

Do yourself a favor and go see this NEW PRODUCTION at The Rubicon. It is so funny, I laughed so much, I hurt afterward. I am a violinist so I saw many of the strange and unusual from out of my past, learning the trade. If you like Victor Borga you will love this comedy. If you were a music student as a child, this is the reward! The two pianists are brilliant. They take turns acting as master and student for incredible humor. It is heart felt and caring comedy. This is money well spent to have a GREAT TIME for an evening out. It is ok to bring kids and if they are studying music, so much the better. DON'T MISS THIS PRODUCTION!!!! If you though this review was helpful, please let Tripadvisor know.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have been a seasonal subscriber for about seven years and have been impressed by the performances this small theater is able to put on every season. good quality theater

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed September 27, 2014

Got to see Conviction and it was pretty interested to say the least. While I'm not a buff of the theatre scene yet, places like this bring me back to the days of high school when we were able to view performances from the drama students.

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed September 13, 2014

A small theater and not a bad seat in the house.
Came here last minute while attending the annual surf contest...
Now each time I come to surf c-street, I'll probably stay and attend a show at The Rubicon.

I have been to lots of theater (everything from neighborhood to broadway and the west-end.
This theater is special and the performance (conviction) was excellent.
If you come to Ventura or if you live in Ventura, this theater will become habit forming after the first experience.

The Rubicon is a terrific reason to visit Ventura.
Can't wait to return and see another show!

Date of experience: September 2014
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