Santa Paula Theater Presents Edward Albee's "Seascape" August 30 to October 6

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Come spend an afternoon at the beach while staying cool in our air conditioned theater as the Santa Paula Theater Center presents Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy SEASCAPE from August 30 – October 6, 2019 on Friday and Saturday evening at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm at the Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 South 7th Street in Santa Paula. Tickets are $24 Adults, $22 Seniors & Students and are available at or .

Critically recognized as one of Albee’s finest works, SEASCAPE takes place on a deserted stretch of beach with a retirement aged couple relaxing and conversing idly after a picnic lunch about home, family and their life together. She stretches; he naps. Then suddenly, they are joined by two human-sized sea creatures, a pair of lizards from the depths of the ocean, with whom they engage in a fascinating dialogue. Edward Albee says: "Seascape wonders whether we are an evolving species or perhaps a devolving one. Two lizards; two humans." Edward Albee's second Pulitzer Prize winning play has elements of comedy, fantasy, satire and/or absurdism.

Featured in the small cast are Allan Noel as Charlie, Francine Markow as Nancy, Brian Harris as Leslie, and Jessi May Stevenson as Sarah. SEASCAPE is directed by SPTC Artistic Director David Ralphe, with Leslie Nichols as producer and Tammy Mora as stage manager. The design team for SEASCAPE includes scenic designer Mike Carnahan, lighting designer Gary Richardson, costume designer Barbara Pedziwiatr, properties master Gail Heck and sound designers David Ralphe and Allan Noel. Cathy Metelak serves as costume assistant, Kim Mann is the scenic fabricator and Doug Learn is on the technical crew.

SPTC continues their 2019 season with Edward Albee’s SEASCAPE from August 30 – October 6, and Neil Simon’s LOST IN YONKERS from November 8 – December 15. Tickets are available at

Santa Paula Theater Center Presents "Complications From a Fall" April 12 to May 19

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present the warmly humorous and timely comedy/drama COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL by Kate Hawley on its Main Stage, 125 South 7th Street in historic downtown Santa Paula. This production will run from April 12- May 19, 2019 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets and reservation can be purchased or made through the Santa Paula Theater Center Box Office at,, or (805) 525-4645. Ticket prices are Adults $24.00, Seniors and Students $22.00.

Please Note: There is Free Parking on Main St., and 7th St. Parking in the Union Bank lot is not currently available.

COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL is the story of a long absent son who must care for his 80-year old mother whose confusion has increased following a bad fall. His journey of self- discovery and reconnection will resonate with anyone who has ever had to care for an ailing loved one. This family's story is filled with love, humor, and realities of life as we know it.

Kate Hawley's COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL is directed by Taylor Kasch and produced by Leslie Nichols. Cast members include Jill Dolan, Sean Love Mason, Cynthia Killion, and Julie Fergus. Production development support includes Set Design by Mike Carnahan, Lighting Design by Gary Richardson, Costume Design by Barbara Pedziwiatr, Sound Design by Allan Noel and Taylor Kasch, and Properties Design by Gail Heck.

SPTC continues their 2019 season with Harvey Fierstein’s CASA VALENTINA, Edward Albee’s SEASCAPE and Neil Simon’s LOST IN YONKERS. Four show season tickets are available at

Santa Paula Theater Center Presents "The Humans" February 1 through March 10, 2019



The Santa Paula Theater Center will present Stephen Karam's hopeful and heartbreaking introspective look at family life, THE HUMANS, from Feb. 1 through March 10 on its Main Stage at 125 So, 7th St. in historic downtown Santa Paula. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $24 for Adults and $22 for Seniors and Students. THE HUMANS is not recommended for children under 16. Reservations may be made by calling the Box Office at 805.525.4645 or online at or via email at

Stephen Karam’s THE HUMANS is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. As darkness falls, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play. THE HUMANS opens a window into one family's life that might be our own. Told with humor and compassion, Erik and Deirdre Blake along with their daughters and elderly mother explore the adventures and tribulations that life brings to us all.

Kicking off SPTC’s Season 2019, THE HUMANS is under the direction of Jessi May Stevenson and produced by Leslie Nichols. Cast members include Michael Perlmutter, Angela DeCicco, Emma-Rose Allen, Hailey Cariker, Brian Robert Harris, and Rosalee Calvillo. Scenic design is by Mike Carnahan with lighting design by Gary Richardson, costume design by Barbara Pedziwiatr, sound design by Jessi May Stevenson and Allan Noel. Rounding out the artistic team for the production is Prop Mistress Gail Heck and stage managers Colette Swan and Leticia Mattson.

SPTC continues their 2019 season with Kate Hawley’s COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL, Harvey Fierstein’s CASA VALENTINA, Edward Albee’s SEASCAPE and Neil Simon’s LOST IN YONKERS. Season tickets are available at

Good Earth:  Tilling the Soil Exhibit at Santa Paula Agriculture Museum through November 25th

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Good Earth: Tilling the Soil exhibit at the Museum of Ventura County's Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula shows soil preparation techniques from the late 1800’s to the mid-1900’s. The exhibit displays tilling equipment hand-picked from the Museum of Ventura County’s farm implements collection, on display in the Ag Museum’s beautiful native gardens. 

Since ancient history, man has manipulated the land to improve growing conditions and increase crop productivity. The earliest techniques of plowing are thought to have started with handheld digging sticks and over thousands of years evolved into the modern-day high-tech machines and implements seen in our local fields today. Good Earth: Tilling the Soil explores the museum’s impressive collection of antique local plows, cultipackers, harrows, subsoilers and cultivators. Visitors will discover the local history of farm implement manufacturers with factories in Oxnard that were instrumental in the development of the exhibit items on display.  

Good Earth: Tilling the Soil will be on display through November 25. The museum, located at 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit or call (805) 653-0323 ext. 308.

Chicano Art Exhibit at Ventura College Santa Paula Site through November 17, 2016

Ventura College invites the community to view its Chicano Art Exhibit, “The Imagery of Chicano: a Perspective of Chicanismo in Contemporary Art” on display at the Ventura College Santa Paula site, 957 Faulkner Road, Santa Paula, Sept. 26- Nov. 17. An art reception will be held 6-8 p.m., Oct. 13, with an introduction to Chicano Art, by Sanchez at 6:30. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the art reception. Parking is free.

The artwork on display comes from the private collection of Ventura College history professor Tomás Sanchez. Featured artists include Carlos Almaraz, Roberto Tito Delgado, Elsa Flores, Salomón Huera, Leo Limón, Roberto Gil de Montes, Frank Romero and Patssi Valdez. Gallery hours are Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (805) 525-7136, or visit our Facebook page,

"Soil Sisters" Photo Exhibit at Santa Paula Ag Museum September 23, 2016 to January 22, 2017

 “Soil Sisters” by Keri Oberly Opens at the Ag Museum on Friday, September 23

Documentary photographer and filmmaker captures women in agriculture throughout Ventura County with intimate, stunning portraits

The photographic exhibition “Soil Sisters” by photographer and filmmaker Keri Oberly began as a project documenting women working in careers traditionally dominated by males. It quickly turned into a photography project on female farmers. With the large number of women in agriculture in Ventura County, there was no shortage of subjects. There are 18 portraits of women representing farms and ranches in Ojai, Camarillo, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and Fillmore.

Ms. Oberly realized these women were not just defying odds in the fields, but doing so in life as well—from leaving steady jobs, to taking over a family business, to being saved from a life on the streets.  They don’t treat farming as a job; it is their way of life. She learned that her subjects are passionate, strong and artistic women who are dedicated to health and education, as well as building and inspiring their communities in a way that will last generations.

The opening reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ag Museum of Friday, September 23.

About the Artist

Keri Oberly specializes in documentary photography and film. She’s passionate about telling stories of unrecognized and under-represented people in society, from people living openly with HIV in rural Tanzania to four wrongly convicted men who were recently released after serving 18 years in prison.

“Soil Sisters” will be on display from Sept. 23 through January 22 at the Museum of Ventura County Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. To learn more about the artist, visit

Elizabeth Del Negro, Rio Gozo Farm, Ojai

Elizabeth Del Negro, Rio Gozo Farm, Ojai

The exhibition includes photos of these local women farmers:

  1. Emily Thacher Ayala, Friend’s Ranch, Ojai
  2. Angela Schultz, Community Roots Garden in Oxnard, part of The Abundant Table, Camarillo
  3. Erynn Smith, The Abundant Table, Camarillo
  4. Reyna Ortega, The Abundant Table, Camarillo
  5. Jeannette Ban, The Abundant Table, Camarillo
  6. Carol Wade, Earth Island Herbs, Ojai
  7. Grace Malloy, Poco Farm, Ojai
  8. Nitana Buczek-Calfee, Poco Farm, Ojai
  9. Megan Hooker, Poco Farm, Ojai
  10. Shawn Fulbright, Mano Farm, Ojai
  11. Elizabeth Del Negro, Rio Gozo Farm, Ojai
  12. Anne Cuthbert, Noble Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Ojai
  13. Alana King and Kai Krupa, King & King Ranch, Fillmore
  14. Erin Regan, Kefirology, Ojai
  15. Danette McReynolds, Lavenderwood Farm, Thousand Oaks
  16. Molly Chester, Apricot Lane Farms, Moorpark
  17. Nicole Ulibarri, Morris Honey Company, Ojai
  18. Adrianne Cruz, Ranch Manager at Latigo Ranch Hawaii, California Division, Moorpark