Sophie & Larry Cripe

Supporter Profile

Sophie & Larry Cripe are avid theater goers and first went to the Chance nine years ago. Larry has served on the Chance Board for four years and currently serves as Board Chair. Sophie is Past President of the Board of South Coast Repertory (SCR). Sophie and Larry have been Chance producers eight times with Violet, having previously sponsored The Laramie Project Cycle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, In The Heights, Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Parade, and Tribes. Sophie has a BA and MA in Speech and Theater from the University of Illinois. Her second career was as a professional fundraiser. Larry graduated from Newport Harbor High School and earned his BA at Cal State Fullerton majoring in Business Administration. At one time Larry was co-owner of a martial arts studio and an interactive murder mystery dinner theater. (Some may remember the Play Mystery company that staged productions at South Coast Village). Both are “retired” and, when not traveling or going to theater, Sophie assists the Chance as dramaturg (her tenth show being Violet), while Larry plays soccer.