What to Watch This Weekend: 6/27/14

What to Watch This Weekend: 6/27/14

On this last weekend of June, there is so much good theatre for you - I don't know how you'll decide! So maybe just go to them all?

EL HENRY - Closing this weekend! Through June 29th This futuristic adaption of Shakespeare's "Henry IV Part One" is a site specific show that takes place in Aztlan City (formerly San Diego). It's 2045, and this city is now run down, and full of political corruption, violent barrio families run th street, and has all but been abandoned by Anglo America. Don't miss this amazing show Featuring Culture Clash Co-Founder Herbert Siguenza as "Fausto"! All performances take place at 7:30 pm at SILO in Makers Quarter. 753 15th Street, East Village, San Diego La Jolla Playhouse in association with San Diego Repertory Theatre www.lajollaplayhouse.org

JOWSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DEREAMCOAT - thorugh June 29
This family friendly, and fun musical has dancing, singing, a certain magical and colorful coat, and American Idol alums and real-life husband and wife Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo as the leads! This Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's magical musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son, his 11 brothers and, of course, the coat of many colors that started it all. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre sandiegotheatres.org

DOG AND PONY - extended to July 6th! Catch this world-premiere musical comedy from the award-winning talents behind "Jersey Boys", before it is gone! explores the screenwriting relationship of Mags and Andy are a hit team and have worked well together for years. But when Andy's marriage hits the rocks Mags realizes that she wants something more than just a writing partner. The Old Globe, theoldglobe.org

OTHELLO - Through July 27 Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein makes his debut on the Globe's outdoor stage! Everyone's favorite villain (ok, maybe just mine) Iago is up to his old tricks in this Shakespearian tragedy. Othello is a brilliant and successful general, married to a beautiful woman, and has friends who like and respect him. But can his own insecurities be used to bring him down? Would his own lieutenant Iago stoop that low? Since it's a tragedy from Shaekspeare, how big is the body count? These questions and more answered in the play! The Old Globe, theoldglobe.org

Photo: (from left) Richard Thomas stars as Iago, Blair Underwood as Othello, and Kristen Connolly as Desdemona in Shakespeare's OTHELLO Photo by Jim Cox.

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E.H. Reiter If you were to go to Urban Dictionary and search for "theater nerd," you may find a photo of ErinMarie as an example of the term. By day, ErinMarie manages the concierge desks at multiple luxury high-rises... but, really, this is just a sneaky way for her to stay close to theater while at work--allowing her the chance to tell people about all the theatre options in San Diego. By night, she sings, dances, acts and performs around town, sometimes even in theaters! Her love for theater and the performing arts started at a young age and hasn't abated since. In 2011, ErinMarie saw a personal record of seeing 56 live shows, in addition to being a judge for the National Youth Theatre Awards.


 
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