Old Globe, San Diego Library Hosts Shakespeare Exhibition

Martin Droeshout. Shakespeare. Engraving, 1623. Credit: Shakespeare First Folio, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library.

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe, in partnership with the San Diego Public Library, has been selected as the host site for the state of California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books.  The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American […]

Romeo And Juliet Continues At Stagehouse Theatre

EL CAJON–Stagehouse Theater at Grossmont College continues their 2015 Series with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jeannette Thomas, is set against the turbulent backdrop of Prohibition Era Chicago. The tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers is an enduring, tragic romance that challenges the audience to examine not just the power of […]

La Jolla Playhouse Expands Cross-Border Artist Relationships With Spanish-Language Production

LA JOLLA–La Jolla Playhouse will present a three-day engagement of Inmigrantes Teatro de Baja California’s Kikiricaja: Una Historia de Payasos, a delightful, Spanish-language production for multi-generational audiences, written by Miguel Ángel Garrido Ramón, directed byRaymundo Garduño. Presented in association with South Coast Repertory, the piece will run in the Playhouse’s Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development […]

Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre Begins Spring Series

EL CAJON–Stagehouse Theater at Grossmont College begins their 2015 Series with Jerry Hager’s Inside the Actor’s Process: Pictures. This year, “Inside the Actor’s Process” will tackle the poetic ingredient of using pictures in storytelling. Actors can generate pictures with their physicality, their use of voice, or internally, and how a director uses these images for […]

Stage And Film Star Ben Vereen Launches Student Health Essay Contest

Ben Vereen

SAN DIEGO–Ben Vereen and Broadway/San Diego have launched the inaugural Student Health Initiative Essay Contest as part of the 2015 Ben Vereen Awards (BVA) High School Musical Theatre Competition which takes place April 26 at 5 p.m. at the Historic Balboa Theatre. All San Diego County high school students are invited to enter the Student Health […]

Old Globe Presents One-Night Discussion On The Twenty-seventh Man

From left, Eli Gelb appears as Pinchas Pelovits, Hal Linden as Yevgeny Zunser, Ron Orbach as Moishe Bretzky, and Robert Dorfman as Vasily Korinsky in the West Coast Premiere of Nathan Englander's The Twenty-seventh Man, directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, Feb. 14 - March 15, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Nathan Englander on Feb. 18 at the Balboa Park theater. The 6 p.m. discussion will reunite Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and award-winning playwright and novelist Nathan Englander, whose play The Twenty-seventh Man, about a group of writers imprisoned in Soviet […]

Cygnet Theatre Launches Season 13

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre has announced its Season 13 lineup featuring seven productions. Adding a new creative influence to the season will be Cygnet’s most recent addition, Rob Lutfy, who has been appointed as Cygnet’s Associate Artistic Director and will start in the summer. Season Thirteen’s storytelling begins in July as Director Sean Murray will mount […]

Avo Playhouse Debuts The Lion In Winter

VISTA–Avo Playhouse kicks off its 2015 winter season with the debut of Moonlight Stage Production’s The Lion in Winter. The Lion in Winter plays out the strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable rulers, King Henry II and Queen Eleanor, and their three crown-hungry sons. As the sun sets on his […]

Art Center Presents “An Evening With Garrison Keillor”

Garrison Keillor. Photo: Claudia Danielson

ESCONDIDO–Legendary humorist and author Garrison Keillor brings his heartwarming storytelling to The California Center for the Arts, Escondido with a special presentation of “An Evening With Garrison Keillor” on February 5, 2015. True to his award-winning radio form, the host of American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion will deliver hilarious anecdotes with his signature […]

La Jolla Playhouse Appoints New Associate Artistic Director

LA JOLLA–La Jolla Playhouse has appointed Jaime Castañeda to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. In addition to joining the Playhouse’s artistic team, Castañeda will direct several projects, including the final subscription show for the 2015/16 season, to be announced shortly. “In this new role, we were looking for someone who brings experience in […]