Unfinished Business


Appearing at: The Lobero Theatre…..Thursday & Friday, January 22 & 23 at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 24 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, January 25 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Supporting local Santa Barbara artists becomes an easy, deeply satisfying experience when that artist is the award-winning writer, director, and producer of theatre and television, Rod Lathim. He is also a fifth generation Santa Barbarian.

In 1979, Lathim founded Access Theatre and has successfully developed the company from a grass-roots community theatre to a professional, award-winning, international touring company. 

For 18 years Access Theatre stood as a national model in the accessibility movement. Handicapped artists were able to find employment and training at Access Theatre, right alongside able bodied members. In 1998, Stage Directions Magazine honored Access Theatre as one of Ten Theatres Nationally to have “Made a Difference.”

Unfinished Business is Lathim’s first autobiographical work and offers audiences a unique opportunity to be seated on stage around the performance area. “For those accustomed to sitting down in the normal seats, this offered a slightly otherworldly atmosphere..,” reports Justine Sutton of Noozhawk.com

“Unfinished Business is really not a play about death but rather one about life....our relationships, our search for meaning, our yearnings for belonging.  With a gentle wisdom of both honesty and humor, this splendid play lovingly reminds us of our own "unfinished business,” says Maryellen Kelley, Founder & Director Emeritus OMEGA Program, Santa Barbara City College.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend one of the six performances of Unfinished Business at the Lobero Theatre. In past years, rave reviews have followed each and every performance.

Thom Rollerson, Founder of the Dream Foundation, had this to say after seeing Unfinished Business: “This is the kind of theater I love, it makes you think, feel, stirs your mind and your heart. It translated so well into the hearts and mind of the audience because it was delivered with continuous humor and in a light hearted way that could be universally personalized.”