Next Up At Cygnet Theatre: MARIE AND ROSETTA

Next Up At Cygnet Theatre: MARIE AND ROSETTA

Cygnet Theatre announces free tickets to furloughed employees for their currently running production of Marie and Rosetta. Employees simply need to show an ID badge or proof of employment in person at the Box Office to receive up to two tickets each. Seats are based on availability.

"We are happy to provide these tickets as a way to show our appreciation for the work the government employees continue to do while being affected by the shutdown" says Executive Director Bill Schmidt. "Some 800,000 workers are left without paychecks during this time. Hopefully we can provide some light in this dark time for them."

Get your front-row seat to music history in the making! Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young prot g e, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in music history. This story of letting loose, finding your voice, and freeing your soul is a soaring music-theatre experience chock full of roof-raising performances.

Runs now through Saturday, February 16. Performance Schedule: Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 8:00 p.m. Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be booked in person or by calling the box office at 619-337-1525.

Cygnet Theatre Company produces a year-round season of professional Off-Broadway-style theatre as well as thought-provoking and engaging educational programming. Cygnet is committed to maintaining high standards of artistic and fiscal integrity, and serves more than 40,000 patrons annually from San Diego and beyond. Cygnet performs its mainstage productions at the state-of-the-Art Theatre in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. An active member of the San Diego community, Cygnet has outreach programs serving tens of thousands of students and community members annually. For more information, visit www.cygnettheatre.com.

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