Theater Previews – 9/19/2019
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Joey Landwehr stopped by once again for another theater preview!
THE VIRGIN TRIAL
Cygnet Theatre (Old Town)
Through October 6
In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, the young princess Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom – and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth I must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather.
• Don’t miss this eagerly awaited companion piece to the runaway hit The Last Wife. Written by one of our greatest contemporary playwrights, Kate Hennig.
• Cygnet Theatre is nestled in the middle of Old Town, San Diego’s main historic district which has great restaurants, shops and an entire historic old west town.
• Tickets: cygnettheatre.com or 619-337-1525
SHAKESPEARE’S THE WINTER’S TALE
Coronado Playhouse (Coronado)
Through October 13
The Winter’s Tale tells the story of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. Believing that his wife Hermione has betrayed him with King Polixenes, King Leontes orders her to be sent to prison, banishes his child and orders Polixenes to be poisoned. After sixteen years of being consumed by guilt, Leontes pays his debts and is reconciled with Hermione and his daughter in contrasting scenes that are full of laughter and merriment.
• This tragicomedy is one of Shakespeare’s most powerful works, blending pastoral humor, bitterness, resentment and the most magical of endings, proving the power of forgiveness and redemption.
• This production marks the first time Coronado Playhouse has ever staged The Winter’s Tale in the 23-year history of Annual Free Classic plays. Tickets for The Winter’s Tale are FREE thanks to a generous grant from the City of Coronado.
• Tickets: coronadoplayhouse.com or 619-435-4856
CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND OF SAN DIEGO’S LONGEST RUNNING SHOW
National Comedy Theatre (Mission Hills)
October 11 & 12 at 7:30 & 9:45pm
At National Comedy Theatre – Professional Comedians perform a series of improvisational scenes based on suggestions and involvement from the audience. Like the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway”. Each night, the comedy is completely different – because it is unscripted – and based on guidance and suggestions from the audience. Really interactive and fun.
• National Comedy Theatre is San Diego’s professional improvisational comedy theatre with Gary Kramer at the helm. In 20 years, they have performed over 5,000 shows at their theatre in Mission Hills next to Shakespeare’s Pub.
• For all of the 20th Anniversary Weekend performances – there will be an extra focus on the audience – with fun giveaways throughout. On Saturday, October 12th – there will be a party before the 7:30 show on the patio and another one after the 9:45pm show at Shakespeare’s pub where you can celebrate with the cast.
• National Comedy Theatre also teaches improvisation classes for kids, teens and adults – with additional classes focused on improvisation for teens on the autism spectrum as well as improvisation classes for seniors.
• Tickets: nationalcomedy.com or (619) 295-4999
HERSHEY FELDER: MONSIEUR CHOPIN
San Diego Repertory Theatre (Downtown)
Through October 6
The story begins at Chopin’s salon in Paris where Monsieur Chopin will teach a piano lesson that actually took place in March 1848, just days after the February 1848 revolution. As the piano lesson unfolds, he reveals secrets about the art of the piano and composition, as well as secrets about himself. In this portrayal, Hershey Felder delves deep into the music and psyche of the man, considered by his contemporaries, and now by history, as the true “Poet of the Piano.” As he did last year with Beethoven, Hershey Felder will feature some of the composer’s most beautiful enduring music while entertaining us in his unique and theatrical style, as only Hershey can.
• Felder carries a rapt audience along on a wave of true, powerful, and wordless passion. – THE BOSTON GLOBE
• This is a new, revised and deeper look into the composer breaking all box office records, get your tickets while you still can.
• Tickets: sdrep.org and 619.544.1000