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Looking Glass Theatre

Building an intergenerational community

Our primary mission is to continue building an intergenerational community with families and individuals who as part of their personal ministry enjoy in the sharing and presentation of the performing arts. We entertain, emote, inform, challenge, develop, improve, question and explore the meanings of who we are and what it means to be human in these times. We are one of the church’s longest ongoing community outreach programs.

LGT presented the Southern California premieres of an adaptation of Stud Thekel’s “The Good War” and Rose & Conlon’s “Yanomamo”, the rain forest musical. This play had featured Sir David Attenborough in the original recording. Filmed as “ Song of the Forest ” the show featured the popular singer, Sting.

In recent years, LGT has performed Broadway favorites such as “Music Man”, “Wizard of Oz”, “Oklahoma!”, Ayn Rand’s “Night of January 16th”, Shaw’s “Androcles and the Lion” and “Fiddler on the Roof”.

On March 3, 2003 the group participated in the staged reading of “Lysistrata”. This coincided with other theaters groups in the United States as well as in some seventy other countries all performing this play on the same day.

The group has performed “Speak Truth to Power”, the adapted narration of people from around the world who promoted justice and were tortured. This ran in concurrence with the touring photo exhibit at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park in 2003.

LGT has created many of its own musical variety shows. It has produced concert venues for local singers such as Chris Hassett, Peggy Watson, Debra Liv Johnson and Sam Hinton.

Members of the group perform liturgical theater on occasion in conjunction with the Sunday morning services.

The group is managed by a Steering Committee with Gay Hybertsen serving as Chair.

LGT maintains a roster of over one hundred active members who have been involved with recent productions.

This diverse intergenerational group encourages community participation.

For further information, visit the Looking Glass Theatre website.


We opened in 1986 with only one project in mind, an antinuclear, faith affirming musical allegory, “Alice in Blunderland”. After two years of performing throughout Southern California, including the General Assembly in Palm Springs, the group felt challenged to mount another production. We now average three shows a year.

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