Located at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center in the East Village of downtown San Diego, Trinity Theatre is proud to present About Time. The story takes place in the condominium kitchen of an old married couple. Over the course of the day, from breakfast and lunch to dinner and a late snack, the couple talk about everything under the sun, especially food, sex, children and aging. She is getting slower than she used to be; in fact, it takes all morning to chop vegetables. He cannot move around quite as fast as he once did. Neither see their children as much as they would like. Yet both certainly have their wits about them as the dialogue snaps and crackles its way through the four scenes. Faced with the thought of mortality, they grapple with what it means to share - and to come to the end of - a life together. Trinity Theatre is partnering with Meals on Wheels San Diego County during the run of this production. A portion of ticket sales will go to support their charitable efforts in providing meals for our senior population.
The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album,American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release,21st Century Breakdown. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera,American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.
Directed by O.P. Hadlock. Their father having deserted them in their childhood, the three Reardon sisters have grown up in a house of women, dominated by their recently deceased mother. But time has erased the tender closeness of girlhood; one sister has married and cut herself off, another has begun to drink more than she should, and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the bring of madness. When the married sister comes to dinner to press the need for committing her sibling to an institution, all the pathos, humor and honesty of the play combines with overwhelming effect.
It's 1993 and mixtapes are the language of love. Set in the American heartland during the summer between high school and whatever comes next, college-bound jock Mike and self-assured but aimless Will find themselves drawn to each other. Their rush of first love full of excitement, confusion, and passion, forges an unlikely bond neither were expecting. Told to the power-pop precision of Matthew Sweet's seminal rock album, Girlfriend is a vibrant new musical about the terror and thrill of discovering yourself, and the life you want to lead. "A rock 'n' roll valentine that delivers subtle wisdom with an exhilarating kick." - Rolling Stone.
In a sprawling New Jersey Victorian, a taciturn Yankee widower and a vivacious grandmother from Tennessee find what they least expected - a second chance at love. Their funny, awkward, and enchanting romance is filled with sweet surprise and unpredictable tribulation. Sometimes life's second act is better than the first! Southern Comforts by Kathleen Clark charms at The Broadway Theater in Vista.
Speed The Plow by David Mamet is "A brilliant dark comedy, a dazzling dissection of Hollywood cupidity and another tone poem by our foremost master of the language of moral epilepsy." A satire on Hollywood, a culture as corrupt as the society it claims to reflect. Charlie Fox has a terrific script for a currently hot client. Bringing the script to his friend Bobby Gould, the newly appointed head of production at a major studio, both see the work as their ticket to the Big Time. The star wants to do it; as they prepare their pitch to the studio boss, Bobby wagers Charlie that he can seduce the temp secretary, Karen.
Victor/Victoria is a witty comic romp examining questions of gender, identity and love, set in Paris in the 1930s. English soprano Victoria Grant finds herself at a nightclub, without work or money. She meets Carroll Todd, or "Toddy," a performer at the club who gets fired while trying to help her. The two soon team up and embark on an unlikely (and surprisingly successful) scheme. With Toddy's help, Victoria becomes "Count Victor Grazinski" - a renowned female impersonator. The twist is of course that she is a woman, claiming to be a man, claiming to be a woman. Things get even crazier when sparks begin to fly between Victoria and a notorious Chicago businessman King Marchan, and he sets out to uncover "the Count's" secret. The show is based on a 1933 German film, written by Reinhold Schünzel and titled Viktor und Viktoria. The story was reworked as a musical film in 1982 starring Julie Andrews with a script by Blake Edwards (who also directed) and Hans Hoemburg, music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.