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“World Class Theatre in our Neighborhood”

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 December 8, 2014

Rubicon has consistently delivered--and continues to provide --the Ventura County community world class theater. And for that I am eternally grateful. Their program is often daring and cutting edge yet it is seasoned with new plays and a few old favorites. If you live in Ventura County Rubicon also delivers. Until Rubicon showed up two decades ago we had to drive into downtown Los Angeles or Hollywood for great stage plays or musicals. The joy is they are oh, so close.And parking is comfortably steps away from their intimate theater. Productions are imaginative. Rubicon is a precious resource and deserves much kudos for delivering delightful plays with amazing consistency and much skill and professionalism. It's like having the West End of London theatrical experience on your own doorstep.

. And did I mention they have wonderful children's programs featuring young talent weaned locally. Long may they reign!

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Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This quaint little theatre, located in a converted church, puts on some really excellent productions, attraction really top tier performers and directors.

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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

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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.

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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

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