An Iliad

Acting Practicum from Paul Bonner

Co-Director, Actor

July 25–27

Patio Playhouse (116 S Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025)

Tickets: Free
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An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's epic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War, and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller – possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell his story throughout history.

Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

Translation: Robert Fagles

Please Note: This show is not intended for children (Language and Intense War Themes). Recommended age 16+.

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Acting Practicum from Nathaniel Jacob

Director, Vocal Director, Actor

August 9–10

John Paul the Great Catholic University, Soundstage (155 W Grand Ave, Escondido)

Tickets: Information coming soon

Created by Jeff Bower and Hunter Bell, [title of show] is a one-act musical that chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival. It follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends as they rush to create an original musical in the three weeks leading up to the festival.

Please Note: This show is not intended for children (Crass Humor and Language)

Beauty and the Beast

JPCatholic Theatre Productions is excited to present Beauty and the Beast as our 2024 summer musical! The two shows will be part of our Graduation Week events in August.

August 29 at 7:00pm
August 30 at 1:00pm

The Ritz Theater (301 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA)

Tickets: $10
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High school students attend FREE!
RSVP required here



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John Paul the Great Catholic University
220 W Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025