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Rubicon Theatre Company Opens The Sunset Limited

Joe Spano and Tucker Smallwood

The Sunset Limited by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy opened Rubicon Theatre Company’s 16th Season on Saturday, October 26, just on the heels of the October 25 release of McCarthy’s highly anticipated blockbuster film “The Counselor,” directed by Ridley Scott with an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz.

The Sunset Limited, a searing drama about two strangers who meet under extraordinary circumstances, stars Emmy Award-winner Joe Spano (“NCIS,” “Hill Street Blues,” “NYPD Blue” and Rubicon’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and Tucker Smallwood (“Contact,” “Traffic,” “Star Trek Enterprise,” and “The Sarah Silverman Program”).

McCarthy is best known

for his Southern Gothic, Western and Post-Apocalyptic genre novels, including “All the Pretty Horses,” “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men.” The film adaptation of “No Country for Old Men” won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The Sunset Limited, directed by Rubicon Associate Producer Brian McDonald, combines pathos and humor. Says McDonald, “This beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work asks us to consider what is true and important in life.”

The Sunset Limited runs through Sunday, November 17. Show time is Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Talkbacks are scheduled after Wednesday 7 p.m. performances with the actors and special guests on November 6 and 18.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $49. Tickets for students are $25. Social and civic clubs, high school and college classes, charitable organizations, or groups from churches or temples bringing 12 or more attendees save 20% or more, depending on the size of the group. Twenty-four-hour-a-day ticketing is available online thanks to a grant from the IRVINE FOUNDATION’s Arts Regional Initiative.

The Rubicon Theatre Company, is located at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura, CA. For group tickets and information, call the Box Office at (805) 667-2900 or visit



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