The Coast Starlight

Date(s) - Tuesday, Sep 10 - Wednesday, Sep 11
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

The La Jolla Playhouse


Dates: August 20, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Developed through the 2018 DNA New Works Series, playwright Keith Burn and director Tyne Rafaeli bring to life a story that Rich Family Artistic Director Christopher Ashley says is “an empathetic and humane tribute to all the people who – like [Keith], and like me – came to California chasing a dream.”

The Coast Starlight  follows a young man who, one morning, boards the Coast Starlight, the long-distance train that runs from Los Angeles to Seattle. He’s got a secret that can land him in terrible trouble, and he has roughly one thousand miles to enlist the help of his fellow travelers – all of whom are reckoning with their own choices in search of a way forward. Keith Bunin’s new play is a smart, funny and compassionate story about our capacity for invention and re-invention when life goes off the rails.

*Student, military, and senior discounts available. Details on more exact times, dates, and specifics can be found at:

Performance Times:

Tuesday and Wednesday – 7:30 pm

Thursday and Friday – 8:00 pm

Saturday – 2:00 pm and 8:00pm

Sunday – 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

*Performance time subject to change.

Location: Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

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