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In this new musical play, fifth grader Jin is headed to the beach for the very first time on a class field trip. Jin is more comfortable spending his time indoors, playing his favorite game, CUBECRAFTIA. Even though Jin grew up in San Diego, going to the beach is something new to him. He’s a bit anxious about it, but with the support of friends, teachers, and his imagination, Jin learns that everyone has different feelings when it comes to approaching the unknown and that it is important to express those feelings, and try new things even when they feel scary.   


One of La Jolla Playhouse’s signature Learning and Engagement programs, the Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour is an annual world-premiere, Playhouse-commissioned production that brings the magic of theatre to San Diego classrooms. Launched in 1987, the POP Tour can be accessed by schools, libraries and community centers. Prior to each performance, a Playhouse teaching artist visits each school, either in person or virtually, to engage students in an interactive workshop that explores issues and themes at the core of the play. The Playhouse also provides schools with an interactive standards-based engagement guide that enables educators to integrate the play into their curriculum, including exciting interviews with the cast and the creative team. Ideal for students in grades 3 – 6.

La Jolla Playhouse Gratefully Acknowledges the Generous Institutional Support

of our Learning & Engagement Donors


Corporate support provided by:


Government support provided by:


Foundation support provided by:

The Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation

The Pratt Memorial Fund

San Diego Scottish Rite Community Foundation

Individual support provided by:

Tony and Margaret Acampora

Dede and Mike Alpert

Christa Burke

Maureen and Lawrence Cavaiola

Wendy Gillespie*

Jim Gilmore

Lynn Gorguze and The Honorable Scott Peters*

Gerald and Ingrid Hoffmeister Fund, The San Diego Foundation

Linda Lenhard and Mark Kritchevsky

Dr. Ken Melville and Dr. Sabina Wallach

Ilene Mittman, in memory of Dr. Charles Mittman

Perlmeter Family Foundation*

Maryanne and Irwin Pfister*

Julie and Lowell Potiker Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation*

Karen Quiñones, The Quiñones Family Trust

Judy and Alan Robbins

Robin and Larry Rusinko*

Swanna and Alan Saltiel, Dan Cameron Family Foundation*

Karen and Jeff Silberman*

Elizabeth and Joseph Taft Revocable Trust

Cynthia Walk

Peggy Ann Wallace*

Bobbi Warren


*Community Learning Circle

**Listing as of June 30, 2023

Land Acknowledgment

La Jolla Playhouse acknowledges the land on which our theaters sit as the un-ceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community. Their contributions to our region are tremendous and we thank them for their stewardship

Indigenous Tribal Lands of Souther Calif
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