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Independent Eye's 'King Lear' Kicks Off Puppetry Festival

May 8
By Beth Accomando
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On Friday night, 10th Avenue Theater and the San Diego Guild of Puppetry kick off a month of puppetry performances with the Independent Eye’s "King Lear." Two actors use 20 puppets to bring Shakespeare to vivid life.

San Diego Moxie Theatre Presents 'Lesson 443'

April 29
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Formerly known as, "Anatomy of an Accent," this new play is a coming of age story that explores issues about identity and belonging.

‘Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo’ Play Debuts In San Diego

April 21
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Chula Vista native Paul Flores is bringing his award-winning play to Lincoln High School. The play, which explores gang violence, is about a former MS-13 member who is trying to figure out how to leave his gang life behind to reunite with his family.

San Diego Opera Stages A New Mariachi Opera

April 22
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Once again San Diego Opera challenges preconceived notions about what opera is and expands the horizons about what it can be with the new mariachi opera "El Pasado Nunca se Termina" that has two performances this Saturday at the Civic Theater.

10th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival Celebrates The Bard

April 22
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival returns to Balboa Park this Saturday. If you love the Bard, this free event will remind you why his work remains so vital after more than four centuries.

3 World Premieres Included In San Diego Old Globe's 2015-16 Season

April 20
By City News Service
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The world premieres will be the musicals "In Your Arms" and "Rain," along with the comedy "The Last Match."

Behind The Scenes Of 'Cirquetacular! Cirquetacular!'

April 17
By Beth Accomando
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The Circus Collective of San Diego is a group of circus artists who present original shows that blur the lines between traditional circus and contemporary theatre. Last year they did a film noir circus, "Circustantial Evidence," now they serve up “Cirquetacular! Cirquetacular!”

'The White Snake' Conjures Up Some Magic At The Old Globe

April 10
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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"The White Snake" (continuing through April 26 at the Old Globe Theatre) is an ancient tale about two snake spirits that learn how to transform into beautiful women and live on earth. It provides the perfect foundation for playwright and director Mary Zimmerman, who sees theater as a playground for the imagination.

'The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode' Turns '80s Sitcom Into A Drag Spoof

April 1
By Beth Accomando
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Playwright Jamie Morris likes to take mainstream American sitcoms and turn them into R-rated gay romps with a male cast in drag. Morris’ “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” had a sold out run at Diversionary Theater in 2012 and returns Thursday night for an encore engagement.

'Selma '65' Looks At The Voting Rights Act And Famous Civil Rights March

March 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. To celebrate that historic event, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice will present a performance of Catherine Filloux's play, "Selma '65."

Balboa And Civic Theatres Announce New CEO

March 12
By Angela Carone
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There is new leadership at two of downtown’s most prominent theaters. After 40 years, the CEO is leaving, and a replacement has been announced.

South Park Tattoo Shop Becomes Stage For THE TRIP's Latest Production

Feb. 27
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THE TRIP theater company opens "3 Plays In A Tattoo Shop" this weekend at Full Circle Tattoo in South Park. One member of the audience will get tattooed during the performance.

San Diego To Host Major Shakespeare Exhibit

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone, City News Service
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A touring exhibition of the first written collection of Shakespeare plays will make its only California stop in San Diego next year.

'The Grift' Serves Up Interactive Play At The Lafayette Hotel

Feb. 20
By Beth Accomando and Richard Klein
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If you think going to the theater is a passive activity, think again. Audiences for "The Grift" follow the play through The Lafayette Hotel and are asked to perform tasks along the way.

Small Theaters Win Big At San Diego Awards Ceremony

Feb. 9
By Angela Carone
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San Diego theater critics gave out their awards for the best in local theater Monday night at the annual Craig Noel Awards. This year, the smaller theaters were in the spotlight.

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