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Wednesday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
7:30 PM Book Signing: Ta Obreht
8:00 PM Movie: Black Orpheus
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 23
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Books Signing: Christy Hale
2:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Movie: Finsterworld
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
9:00 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Aug 24
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Movie: The Dresser
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
Monday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Pageant Of The Masters And Festival Of The Arts
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Sep 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Sep 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet

Theater

The multitudinous options for comedies, dramas and musicals!

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08/18/2019 - Stage: Romeo and Juliet
After his smash-hit Othello and record-breaking Hamlet, Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time. Verona's Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for ages, and whenever they meet, violence breaks out. But when Romeo glimpses Juliet across a crowded dance floor, something different happens. Can star-crossed love survive in a world of rivalry and rage? With a plot featuring a masqued ball, sleeping potions, and
all-out brawling in the street, wrapped in a text full of soaring poetry, it's no wonder Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless adaptations, from ballets to movies to musicals like West Side Story. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece, brought to vivid life on our outdoor stage under the stars.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $90

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
From Sunday, August 11 to September 15, 2019
Tuesdays to Sundays - 8:00 PM
08/20/2019 - Open Reading: Much Ado About Nothing
A group of soldiers return from the war. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. ~From Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

Connie Boyd, the Director, has taught Drama and English for 28 years at San Pasqual High School. Took students to Fullerton, Thespians, Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, and English Speaking Union Shakespeare competitions. They performed in in-classroom presentations of poetry and short scenes. Directed and acted at Patio Playhouse for 33 years.

You're invited! welcome. We recast after every scene so all who want to get a chance to read. All casting is non-gender specific so women can read men's roles and vice-versa. If you'd like to just listen that's OK too. Please bring a copy of the play if possible. We may have a couple of extra copies. Your cell phones can also bring up the text. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is that you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you're an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and graceful language. It doesn't hurt your street cred either.

Presented by San Diego Shakespeare Society.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Barnes & Noble Escondido
810 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Tuesday, August 20 - 6:30 PM
08/16/2019 - Stage: Cleopatra Meti la Pata
A musical comedy in Spanish.

This funny story takes place in the legendary Egypt, just at the moment when, on the one hand, the Roman troops led by the emperor Julius Caesar, and on the other the army of the potentate Persian King, decide to invade the enigmatic land of the pharaohs , led by his queen, the beautiful Cleopatra. Fearful before this situation, the three ministers of the pharaonic court, they resort to the queen of the Nile, so that with their gadgets, they want to defend the country, all this in a quite funny and hilarious way, because she is already tired of being queen, However, under the careful care of his two most loyal councilors, plot a scheme to eliminate these two dangerous enemies, thus unleashing a plot full of bright and comical scenes with spectacular musical numbers, within the magnificent palace in Alexandria.

Admission/Cost: $50 - &90

Location:
Balboa Theatre
868 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Friday, August 16 - 9:00 PM
08/03/2019 - Stage: Mama Mia!
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Join Center Stage Productions (CSP), an award winning youth theatre group based in Escondido, for a Greek island adventure as they tell Sophie and Donna's story through toe-tapping music and high-spirited dance.

Admission/Cost: $20

Location:
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, August 2 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 4 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8 - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 9 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10 - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
08/10/2019 - Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
Elyot and Amanda, once married to each other and now honeymooning, coincidentally, at the same hotel with new spouses, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively run off together. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and things get even more complicated.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Location:
PowPAC
13250 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064
MAP

Ongoing from Friday, August 9 until Sunday, September 8 - 2019
Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM
08/11/2019 - Stage: Romeo and Juliet
After his smash-hit Othello and record-breaking Hamlet, Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time. Verona's Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for ages, and whenever they meet, violence breaks out. But when Romeo glimpses Juliet across a crowded dance floor, something different happens. Can star-crossed love survive in a world of rivalry and rage? With a plot featuring a masqued ball, sleeping potions, and
all-out brawling in the street, wrapped in a text full of soaring poetry, it's no wonder Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless adaptations, from ballets to movies to musicals like West Side Story. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece, brought to vivid life on our outdoor stage under the stars.

Admission/Cost: $30 - $90

Location:
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
MAP - [Park Map]

Dates and times:
From Sunday, August 11 to September 15, 2019
Tuesdays to Sundays - 8:00 PM
07/18/2019 - Stage: Comedy of Errors
The North Coast Rep Theater School presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their long lost twins, who go by the same names: Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Locations:
Grauer School
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
MAP

Birdwing Amphitheater Open Air Classroom -
3201 Via de la Valle
Del Mar CA 92014
MAP

La Colonia Park
715 Valley Ave.
Solana Beach CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Grauer School
Thursday, July 18 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 19 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 5:30 PM

Birdwing Amphitheater
Thursday, July 25 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 26 - 5:30 PM
Saturda, July 27 - 5:30 PM

La Colonia Park
Thursday, August 1 - 5:30 PM
Friday, August 2 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 5:30 PM

For more information, pleaase visit: www.northcoastreptheatreschool.org
08/01/2019 - Stage: The Comedy of Errors
The North Coast Rep Theater School presents Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their long lost twins, who go by the same names: Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Locations:
Grauer School
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
MAP

Birdwing Amphitheater Open Air Classroom -
3201 Via de la Valle
Del Mar CA 92014
MAP

La Colonia Park
715 Valley Ave.
Solana Beach CA 92075
MAP

Dates and times:
Grauer School
Thursday, July 18 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 19 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 5:30 PM

Birdwing Amphitheater
Thursday, July 25 - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 26 - 5:30 PM
Saturda, July 27 - 5:30 PM

La Colonia Park
Thursday, August 1 - 5:30 PM
Friday, August 2 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 3 - 5:30 PM

For more information, pleaase visit: www.northcoastreptheatreschool.org
07/19/2019 - Stage: Sweeney Todd
A barber is unjustly imprisoned for years by a corrupt judge returns to England bent on revenge " a revenge that turns indiscriminately murderous, leading his resourceful accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, to bake the victims into meat pies.

Admission/Cost: $13 - $23

Location:
Star Theatre
402 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
MAP

Dates and times:
Friday, July 19 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 21 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, July 26 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 28 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
07/15/2019 - Paper Theatre Festival
This three-day exhibit and festival features replicas of Victorian Era paper theatres as well as modern versions of the toy. Live performances will be featured throughout each day. In the Victorian Era, theatrical playhouses printed fine souvenir posters showing architectural elements of their theatre. Aspects of set design were shown on the posters along with representations of actual actors of the company (shown in costume from a specific production). Condensed scripts were included in these poster kits and paper doll players were soon seen in lively productions on a tabletop at home, with many aspects of theatre arts being introduced to producers and performers of all ages. From these posters, families and hobbyists would cut out the proscenium, the curtain, etc., to create a scale model of that specific theatre.

These paper theatre hobbyists ended up learning a great amount about scenic design, lighting effects, sound effects, music, acting, directing, blocking — all through this paper theatre toy. Theatre-goers often bought these paper theatre posters as souvenirs promoting an actual production they saw. Those living far from the theatre district ordered paper theatres from a catalog and had them delivered to their small town as an educational toy for the household. A lot of cutting and pasting was involved but hours of educational fun and artistic exploration would follow. The many two-dimensional layers of a paper theatre add up to something with surprising depth and charm. Drop in for impromptu performances and build & take home colorful paper optical toys. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Geisel Library
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Saturday, July 13 - 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, July 15 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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