A look at whats on stage in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego theater scene has a variety of plays and musicals playing this weekend.
Theater guru Joey Landwehr breaks down three local shows:
GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM
New Village Arts
Through October 28
Guadalupe has lost a daughter, Steve has lost a wife, and neither of them can find enough common ground to talk about it. Coupled with the fact that neither of them can speak the other’s language, they find a new way to connect: through an unlikely love of Telenovela–the wildly popular Latin American soap opera. How can such different people come together and take a step toward healing? Guadalupe offers a profound look into the complexities of language, grief, loneliness, love, laughter, and new beginnings.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Ocean Beach Playhouse
Through October 31
A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet. Seeking shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle, they find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter and his motley crew. The mad transvestite scientist unveils his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete “with blond hair and a tan”. Stripped of inhibitions – and their clothes – Brad and Janet embark on a wild, unforgettable journey of pleasure and self-discovery. Reality, fiction, and camp collide in this mash-up of comics, rock and roll, and late-night horror flicks.
DISNEY’S “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME”
JCompany Youth Theatre
Through November 4
From the Oscar-winning team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) comes the lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. The sweeping story follows deformed bell ringer Quasimodo and his adventures during the annual revels of the Feast of Fools, where he is treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. She alone sees the beauty beneath his exterior, and her kindness lays the foundation for a redeeming friendship that brings its own rewards.