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'Red Velvet' Marks A Pivotal Moment In Theater History

'Red Velvet' Marks A Pivotal Moment In Theater History

March 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

The Old Globe Theatre's production of "Red Velvet" transports audiences to the world of London's Theatre Royal at the beginning of the 19th century to mark the historic moment when Ira Aldridge became the first African American actor to play Othello on the British stage.

New Fortune Theatre Company Stages Reading Of George Orwell's Class...

New Fortune Theatre Company Stages Reading Of George Orwell's Classic '1984'

March 17
By Beth Accomando

George Orwell wrote his novel "1984" more than six decades ago. But his cautionary tale about Big Brother, Newspeak and historical revisionism is striking a fresh chord today and will be performed this Monday.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

March 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings an Irish literature marathon, a rarely-staged play, a celebration of local music and more.

Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play

Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play

March 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

The impact of addiction is the subject of two plays that will be performed by San Diego State University theater students Thursday through Sunday. One of the plays was written by inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Magic And Mariachis

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Magic And Mariachis

March 10
By Nina Garin

This weekend brings a magical symphony, high-heeled boots and mariachis.

Carmen Gets A Modern Makeover At San Diego Opera

Carmen Gets A Modern Makeover At San Diego Opera

March 9
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera's Shiley dētour Series strives to present innovative opera in intimate spaces. This weekend it delivers a contemporary re-imagining of "The Tragedy of Carmen" at the Balboa Theater.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Buskers To Ballet

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Buskers To Ballet

March 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a high-flying ballet, stilt-walkers and discount theater tickets.

Old Globe's 'The Blameless' Brings Together The Families Of A Shoot...

Old Globe's 'The Blameless' Brings Together The Families Of A Shooter and His Victim

March 1
By Michael Lipkin

"The Blameless" at The Old Globe tells the story of the Garcia family, whose son is a victim of gun violence, as they welcome his killer's father to their home for dinner.

Circus Collective Of San Diego Takes 'Specific Gravity' National

Circus Collective Of San Diego Takes 'Specific Gravity' National

Feb. 21
By Beth Accomando and Sanns Dixon

The Circus Collective of San Diego had a preview performance of their new show "Specific Gravity" on Sunday in City Heights. The next stop for the show will be in Washington, D.C.

Larger Than Life 'Falstaff' Takes Center Stage At San Diego Opera

Larger Than Life 'Falstaff' Takes Center Stage At San Diego Opera

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

William Shakespeare's character of Sir John Falstaff had a larger than life presence in the "Henry IV" historical plays and in the comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Those plays provide the inspiration for Verdi's opera "Falstaff" that San Diego Opera premieres Feb. 18 at the Civic Theatre.

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

Back in August Pickwick Players decided that they would put on “To Kill A Mockingbird” in February during Black History Month. The play proves even more resonant now in light of how polarizing politics have become.

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of Swapping I...

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of Swapping Identities

Feb. 2
By Beth Accomando

Christopher Ashley is celebrating his 10th year as artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, and he is kicking off the new year by directing a musical adaptation of “Freaky Friday.”

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rolodex and Roosters

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rolodex and Roosters

Feb. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Remember secretary pools and rotary phones? Travel back to those days, or even further, with these top weekend events.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Matilda' To Lang Lang

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Matilda' To Lang Lang

Feb. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend "Matilda" makes its San Diego debut, plus experience the inaugural AMT Festival.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Future And The Past

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Future And The Past

Jan. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings an epic journey and a peek at San Diego's next generation of artists.

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