San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Monsters, Marriage And Telenovelas
Friday, October 12, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse
Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar
We take a look at what's happening this weekend in San Diego's theater scene, including a musical about marriage, a play about Latin telenovelas and a tap-dancing Frankenstein.
Artists Shaun and Abigail Bengson bring a new show to La Jolla Playhouse that's not quite theater and not quite a concert.
Backed by a small band and simple staging, the real-life husband-and-wife recount the early days of their tumultuous relationship. It follows Abigail Bengson's traumatic childhood and how that shaped her idea for future relationships.
That story is told mostly through song, but the show also highlights points with dramatic lighting, movement and other captivating staging.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. $25 to $55; find tickets to "Hundred Days."
"Guadalupe in the Guest Room"
Catch the San Diego premiere of "Guadalupe in the Guest Room," a play that focuses on Latin telenovelas.
The show is about Guadalupe, a woman who has lost her daughter. All of a sudden, she’s forced to bond with her grieving son-in-law, and the only way they can communicate is through these Latin soap operas.
"Guadalupe in the Guest Room" is part of New Village Arts’ bilingual and bicultural outreach initiative, Teatro Pueblo Nuevo.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St., Carlsbad. $33 to $36; find tickets to "Guadalupe in the Guest Room."
Get in the spirit of Halloween with the opening of "Young Frankenstein" at San Diego Musical Theatre.
Based on Mel Brooks' 1974 film, this musical re-imagines the legend of Frankenstein. Here, he’s a bright young doctor who travels to Translyvania with the goal of completing his grandfather’s masterwork: bringing a corpse to life.
Playing Frankenstein is Kevin Hafso Koppman, with Donny Gersonde as The Monster.
Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Through Oct. 28. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown. $30 to $70; find tickets to "Young Frankenstein."
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