Staff Report

“154 & Paradise,” a play by Gerald DiPego, will be staged Sept. 22-24 and Sept. 28-30 at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara’s Paseo Nuevo Center. There will be eight performances, three weekend matinee and five evening performances. The play will be directed by Peter Frisch. 

The play is about a fictional fatal accident on the San Marcos Pass, and all the people who had any contact with the deceased during his final day are assembled in a room by an “examiner.” It is a stark drama with a bit of magical realism. Showtimes are 2:30 for the matinees, and 8 p.m. for the evening shows, except Thursday, Sept. 28, which will be 7:30 p.m. For showtimes and to get tickets, visit or call (805) 963-0408.