Thursday Theatre Preview – February 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Theatre contributor Joey Landwehr joined Good Morning San Diego to talk about some of the best plays you could see in San Diego this weekend.
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Through March 17
A powerful wartime drama brimming with suspense and intrigue that will keep you at the edge of your seat. On the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel – 1943. A mysterious, handsome man (Gabriel — the name’s a bit symbolic, as it is believed he’s a fallen pilot.) washes up on shore and four British women decide to protect him through cunning deceptions and bravery. British playwright Moira Buffini’s award-winning Off-Broadway play presents the dramatic tale of the loss and dangers of a family under Nazi occupation. GABRIEL explores the perils of survival through mystical beliefs and loyalty.
• 2010 New York Times – Critic’s Pick. “A tense tale of wartime intrigue and romance” — New York Times
BARE: A POP OPERA (IN CONCERT)
March 1, 2 & 3
This electrifying story, set to a pulsating rock score, brings us a group of co-ed Catholic boarding school students navigating their way through teenage self-discovery while wrestling with identity, sexuality and religion.
Provocative and raw, bare centers on the clandestine relationship between two roommates in a well-locked dorm room: charismatic golden-boy Jason and sensitive, soulful Peter. The consequences of their secret unravel through their eyes and those around them: Nadia, Jason’s twin sister, the attention-hungry Ivy, and forlorn Matt, whose affections for Ivy are repeatedly rebuffed while the omnipresent Sister Chantelle brings her funky brand of hard love to the students throughout.
• This show stars on of San Diego’s newest and most beautiful voices Mary Rose Vadebonceur. Go, just to hear her sing!
• Award-winning director and choreographer Michael Mizerany makes a very welcome return to Coronado Playhouse after his great success with Altar Boyz.
• Tony Houck, making his Coronado Playhouse debut, joins Mr. Mizerany as Music Director for this concert production of bare.
The Old Globe
Through March 03
Donald and his wife Marvelous have been living the American Dream since emigrating from Zimbabwe nearly three decades ago. They have a beautiful house and impressive careers, and now one of their daughters is getting married! But when the bride insists on a traditional African wedding ceremony, tensions start to rise. Throw in an eccentric aunt from the old country and a bewildered bridegroom, and soon it’s not certain the couple will ever make it down the aisle. Familiar is a funny, warm-hearted look at tradition, marriage, and what it means to be an American family.
• The New York Times calls it “an engrossing, fiercely funny comedy–drama that probes with subtlety and smarts.” Contains strong language.
• Written by Tony Award nominee Danai Gurira (Black Panther, “The Walking Dead”)