What to watch in San Diego this Weekend: 2/21/14

What to watch in San Diego this Weekend: 2/21/14

It doesn't matter if you like music or drama, or prefer new works to older works, this weekend you have a banquet of choices in San Diego theatres!

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES - Opening weekend!
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 ELIXIR OF LOVE - Closing weekend!
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a romantic comedy that follows Nemorino, who desperately wants to marry the wealthy Adina. When she attracts a handsome Sergeant as her suitor/ Desperate to win her hand, he to Dr. Dulcamara's "elixir of love" in hope of winning her love. Is the elixir really a magic potion or is just a bottle of wine? Is the doctor a quack or a miracle worker? Find out this weekend! San Diego Opera www.sdopera.org

BETHANY - Closing Weekend!
How far would you go to get what you feel like you can't live without? Crystal and Gary live in a nice home in the suburbs, but they just met, this isn't really their home, and why they are there is what this drama is all about. Throw in a motivational speaker and a job at a Saturn dealership and Crystal struggles to try to get her life back on track with the obstacles that she encounters. The Old Globe www.theoldglobe.org

THE WINTER'S TALE
Now is the time to see the show with the famous stage direction "exit, pursued by a bear!!" This Shakespearian masterpiece explores the powerful emotions that 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 & 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 FORM 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

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Photo Credit: North Coast Repertory Theatre

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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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