May 31 - June 9, 2019

The Complete History of America (Abridged)

About The Show

SAN DIEGO, CA – Trinity Theatre is proud to continue its 2019 season (Season VII) with the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s condensed: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED). 600 years of history in 6000 seconds … history will never be the same! From Washington to Watergate, yea verily from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order – THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) is a ninety-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it’s not the length of your history that matters — it’s what you’ve done with it! Buy your tickets today.

Sharonfaith Horton directs local actors Kandace Crystal, Rachel Custer, and Elizabeth Ryder. The design team includes Marc Akiyama (Music Director), Sean Boyd (Scenic), Celeste Arguello (Costumes), Kathy Parks (Props), and Eric Ward (Lights). Kate Huddleston is the Stage Manager. Photography by Nancy Lewis and Carl Agsten. The Complete History of America (Abridged) is written by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, and is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc.

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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) previews on Friday, May 31, 2019. Opening Night is on Saturday, June 1 at 7pm. The show will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm, through June 9, 2019. Trinity Theatre Company is located at 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.  Tickets: Preview is $18; Opening $35; Closing $30; All other performances: $28. Students, Seniors, and Military tickets are all $5 off admission. Call 619-269-9283, or visit to purchase tickets.

Fact Sheet

By Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor
Directed by Sharonfaith Horton

CAST: Kandace Crystal, Rachel Custer, Elizabeth Ryder

DESIGN: Marc Akiyama (Music Director), Sean Boyd (Scenic), Celeste Arguello (Costumes), Kathy Parks (Props), and Eric Ward (Lights). Kate Huddleston is the Stage Manager. Photography by Nancy Lewis.

WHERE: Trinity Theatre Company
Presented at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

SCHEDULE: Preview: May 31, 2019
Opens: June 1, 2019
Closes:  June 9, 2019
Fri. & Sat. @ 7pm, Sun @ 2pm

PRICES: Preview $18.00
Opening Night $35.00
Closing Night $30.00
All other performances $28.00

DISCOUNTS: Student, Senior, and Military receive $5.00 off admission. Groups of 7-14 qualify for discounts of 15%. Groups of 15+ qualify for discounts of 20%.
For student or non-profit groups of 10+, please call the box office at
(619) 269-9283.
**Please note that discounts cannot be combined**

BOX OFFICE: (619) 269-9283 or


600 Years of American History in 6000 Seconds:


Performances Beginning Friday, May 31, 2019

Running Through Sunday, June 9, 2019

Directed by Sharonfaith Horton

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KANDACE CRYSTAL (Claire) –This is Kandace’s third production with Trinity Theatre Company. You previously saw her as Claire in Fuddy Meers and Saint Monica in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.  Kandace has a BFA in Acting from Florida State University and has been in numerous productions including Pickwick’s Romeo & Juliet, Blindspot Collective’s Qulili and most recently, New Match Collective’s Julius Caesar. Kandace looks forward to making her mark on the Southern California theatre scene. Lastly, she would like to thank her family for their undying support! #BuzzBuzz

RACHEL CUSTER – Rachel, alias Rachel, is thrilled as always to be onstage entertaining again! She has a BA in Acting and uses it daily to help mold young minds. Favorite roles include Sylvia in Sylvia, Jessie in ‘Night Mother (also at Trinity Theatre), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Olive in The Odd Couple: The Female Version. Thanks to the amazing cast and crew, my family, David and Virginia. And thank YOU for supporting live, community theatre; I hope you enjoy our show!

ELIZABETH RYDER – Liz is thrilled to be performing in The Complete History of America Abridged. As a San Diego native, Liz has appeared in numerous local productions, most recently as herself in Completely Hollywood Abridged at Trinity Theatre. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 and works as a middle school drama teacher. She would like to thank her parents for their continuing support.


SHARONFAITH HORTON (Director) – Sharonfaith is delighted to have had the privilege of working with the dedicated and talented cast and crew of The Complete History of America Abridged. She has directed for TTC a number of times including The Importance of Being Earnest, ‘Night Mother, An evening of Liz Coley (Original Works), About Time (Staged Reading), and Tuesdays with Morrie. Sharonfaith has also directed at the Point Loma Theatre and North Park Vaudeville. In addition to directing, Sharonfaith serves as an actor and a writer. Sharonfaith says she is “addicted” to the human story and the theater is another opportunity to tell the story. I hope you learn things about America that you may not have known before!

KATE HUDDLESTON (Stage Manager) – Theatre has always been a big part of Kate’s life, but when school, work and family came along, she put drama on the back burner for a number of years. She is a relatively new resident of San Diego and is happy for the prospects here that have allowed her to return to the theatre. While she enjoys acting and being onstage, she loves working behind the scenes and being a part of the magic of having a production come together. She is excited to be working with such a talented cast and grateful to Sharonfaith Horton for this opportunity. Much love goes out to her family for always being supportive.

MARC AKIYAMA (Music Director / Sound Designer) – Marc is a composer for film and theatre and a professional percussionist and keyboardist. An alumnus of NYU’s Percussion Performance Program, Marc performs in many of San Diego’s Professional Theatre Orchestras and is pleased to design for Trinity Theatre Company once again. Recent shows include Fuddy Meers (Sound Design), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Drums), Legally Blonde (Piano & Assistant Music Director), The Secret Garden (Piano/Percussion & Assistant Music Director), and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Drummer/Actor). Marc also co-hosts The Song to Screen Podcast which explores the music techniques of film and theatre. For more information on his film scores and current projects visit

KATHY PARKS (Prop Master) – Kathy Parks is thrilled to be a small part of this fun and interesting production. She has worked backstage also at Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players and OB Playhouse.  Thank you Sean Boyd and Sharonfaith Horton for this opportunity, Trinity Theatre Company rocks! 

SEAN BOYD (Scenic Designer / Artistic Director) Sean Boyd is the co-founder of Trinity Theatre, and has served as Artistic Director since its inception in 2012. He is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC), the labor union of professional directors. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University. Directing Credits include: Fuddy Meers, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Bugsy Malone Jr., Riddle Me Ree, Maple and Vine, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, Twelve Angry Men, Lovers (Trinity Theatre); Mary Poppins Jr. (Kroc Junior Theatre); Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (SD Junior Theatre); Cyber-O (Scripps Ranch Theatre); Table for One (North Park Vaudeville); Willy Wonka Jr (Carmel Del Mar). Performance Credits: Dust, Sons of the Prophet (Cygnet Theatre); On The Eve (SDSU / La Jolla Playhouse Collaboration); Knuffle Bunny, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Pinkalicious, Sleeping Beauty (North Coast Rep’s PTF). Much love to Megan, Mom, Dad, Joanne, and Connor.