Theater Preview — 01/24/19

KUSI Theater guru, Joey Landwehr joined Good Morning San Diego for this week’s theater preview.


San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Tuesday, January 29
Live and in person, one night only, film legend Isabella Rossellini brings her beautifully unique show to the San Diego. LINK LINK CIRCUS is both hysterically funny and scientifically informed. It presents and debates Darwin’s theory of evolution which links us humans to animals. The show is illustrated with Rossellini’s short comic films, home movies and animation. On stage, before your very eyes She transforms herself into philosophers of the past like Aristotle, René Descartes and a medieval theologian while her dog Pan (Yes it is her actual dog) plays various animals, assisted by puppeteer and animal handler Schuyler Beeman.
• the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is offering furloughed workers due to the government shut down some diversion from the stress of the shutdown, with up to four free general admission tickets per government employee to any Arts & Ideas and JCompany performances during the furlough. Just show your government ID at Guest Services to redeem tickets.
• Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. The daughter of Ingrid Bergman she is noted for her successful tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet (1986) and Death Becomes Her (1992). Rossellini also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Crime of the Century (1996).

Lamplighters Community Theatre
Through February 10
In this classic Agatha Christie whodunit, ten people who have never met each other before are lured by a cryptic invitation to a deserted island and left stranded there. Ten little soldier statues sit on the mantelpiece, with a nursery rhyme that describes how each of the ten soldiers dies, “until there were none.” A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder — and then one of them drops dead. One down, nine to go. Can the others discover the identity of the murderer before they all fall prey to the trap?
• The Guiness Book of World Records caims Agatha Christie is one of the best selling authors of all time coming only behind Shakespeare and The Bible.
• One of her plays, THE MOUSETRAP is the longest running play of all time. In London’s West End it opened in 1952 and continues to run today… Some 27,000 performances over 67 years.
• Lamplighters Theatre is an intimate theatre in the heart of the historic district in La Mesa, and the San Diego Trolley lets one off practically at the front door.

Beyond Babel Theatre – Downtown
February 1 – March 30
BEYOND BABEL is a critically acclaimed theatrical dance show created by Keone & Mari Madrid and Hideaway Circus and is proud to announce the return of all twelve original elite dancers for Season 2. The show is set to a contemporary soundtrack and is about the division of families in a community of people as authorities decide to build a wall between them. The audience follows two divinely linked lovers as they reconcile with the rising tensions of a populace cut in half.
• Keone and Mari Madrid, San Diego residents, are the co-creators, directors, and choreographers of BEYOND BABEL. Notable work includes: starring in and choreographing for Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” music video, NBC’s World Of Dance, “The Ellen Show,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing With the Stars,” & nominations for best choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards
• It also features new large art installations created once again by acclaimed artist London Kaye.

Cygnet Theatre in Old Town
Through February 16
Get your front-row seat to music history in the making! Bringing fierce guitar playing from swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in music history. This story of letting loose, finding your voice, and freeing your soul is a soaring music-theatre experience chock full of roof-raising performances.
• Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the first people to cross the line between sacred and secular; performing her music of “light” in the “darkness” of the nightclubs and comncert halls. Her success is really her work on the electric guitar using heavy distortion and even going on tour with the band Muddy Waters.
• In the heart of Old Town, talk about a great family day out! and yummy Mexican food s far as the eye can see.

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