One of the best ways to take a break from your every-day routine is by escaping to the theatre. Luckily, if you live in Laguna Beach, you don't have to go far to find live theatre. The Laguna Playhouse always has something to entertain and dazzle you. This month, “Shirley Valentine,” is on stage through October 23rd, starring Dee Dee Rescher, who has previously performed in Playhouse productions such as “Red Herring,” “The Underpants” and “The Pursuit of Happiness.” The play's plot follows an English housewife in a stale relationship with her husband. When her best friend wins a trip for two to Greece, she makes her own escape from the daily grind and begins a journey in the direction of independence and self-discovery

Described as a play filled with wisdom, laughter and poignancy, the performance is sure to reach you as it evokes a human connection the way only a fine theatre performance can. Anne Wareham, the Playhouse's recently named artistic director, describes the work written by Willy Russell as a moving, funny and completely human play. Without traveling far from your home in Laguna Beach, you can enjoy a fun and meaningful Grecian adventure with Shirley

Tickets to “Shirley Valentine” are $30 to $65. For more information, call 949-497-2787 or visit their website here.