A Bench in the Shade by Ron Clark


The Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard is thrilled to announce the cast for A Bench in the Shade, running in March and April on the South Stage:


The cast:

  • Suzy Thatcher (Annie)
  • Dale Alpert (Paul)
  • Tim Holtwick (Roberto)


This comedy, written by Ron Clark and directed by Colin Fluxman, runs three weekends on the South Stage from March 18 – April 3, 2022. Performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm, with a special Thursday night show on March 31!


Annie and Paul were engaged many years ago and reside at the same Retirement Community, Seaside Heights Manor. Now, Annie has become intrigued by the recent arrival of Italian actor Roberto. What will happen now?


A Bench in the Shade is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Tickets NOW ON SALE!!!


NOTE: The Elite Theatre Company, in consultation with other theatrical companies and performance venues in southern California, is adjusting its precautionary policies regarding the ongoing pandemic. To gain entrance to The Elite, all artists, audiences, and staff are required to present a photo ID plus proof of vaccination and booster against COVID-19 or an officially administered negative COVID-19 test (taken within the previous 72 hours). Audience members may choose to wear masks; all volunteer staff and crew at The Elite will continue to wear masks for the protection of our audiences, staff, and artists; this policy shall remain in effect until further notice.