What to Watch in San Diego This Weekend: 2/28/14

What to Watch in San Diego This Weekend: 2/28/14

Theatre is everywhere this weekend! What are you going to see?

DETROIT
What happens when you meet people who suddenly make you wonder if you are truly happy with who you have chosen to be? This play is the Obie winner and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and it explores the American dream and the pursuit of happiness, as Ben and Mary-a couple who are comfortably settled into their suburban lifestyle but find themselves challenged by their new free-spirited neighbors. With biting humor, playwright D'Amour challenges American cultural assumptions about status, comfort, ambition and community. San Diego Rep www.sdrep.org

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES
Molière's wit is always good for an entertaining night of theatre, but when you combine it with Tony Award-nominee David Ives' off-color tribute to "The Misanthrope" it becomes something you should not miss! In a glittering world of gossip, glamour and scandal, a gaggle of misbehaving characters chatter away in hilarious rhyming couplets while trying to woo each other. See just how hilarious that can be! North Coast Repertory Theatre www.northcoastrep.org

THE WINTERS TALE
Now is the time to see the sow with the famous stage direction "exit, pursued by bear!!" This Shakespearian masterpiece explores the powerful emotions tat can shape our life and the choices we make: love, friendship and forgiveness. Directed by the Old Globe's Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, this is one not to miss! The Old Globe www.theoldglobe.org

THE WHO AND THE WHAT
Written by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, this play examines what happens when our modern lives are in conflict with our traditions. Zarina is brilliant and outspoken, which leads her to clash with her more traditional and conservative Muslim father and sister. Zarina finds her release in her writing, but what happens when that could potentially tear her family apart?
La Jolla Playhouse www.lajollaplayhouse.org

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
Set in the 1950's, this story follows Ernestine Crump is struggling to find her way as a young African American woman who just lost her mother, her communist aunt moves in preaching feminism, and her father has turned to religion for solace and brings home with a new white wife. This coming of age, and surprising funny story about how to embrace and adapt to change, comes from Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright, Lynn Nottage, Moxie Theatre www.Moxietheatre.com

Photo Credit: SAN DIEGO REP




Comment & Share




About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
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.


 
🔀SAN DIEGO SHOWS
RED in San DiegoRED
(Runs 3/29 - 4/27)
Time and the Conways in San DiegoTime and the Conways
(Runs 3/29 - 5/4)
Ravenscroft in San DiegoRavenscroft
(Runs 4/12 - 5/10)
Cats in San DiegoCats
(Runs 4/18 - 5/11)
Water by the Spoonful
(Runs 4/12 - 5/11)
The Philanderer in San DiegoThe Philanderer
(Runs 5/25 - 5/21)

More Shows | Add a Show

Message Board

BWW BLOGS