San Diego Repertory Theatre 2018/2019
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical
September 6 – 30, 2018
"FIVE STARS. Fun Home has enormous intelligence and sensitivity. It's not your ordinary Broadway musical, because it is extraordinary." – Time Out New York
“Heart-gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up, and will never be able to leave. WE’RE HOME.” – The New York Times
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.
Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood at the family Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. This impeccably shaded portrait of a girl and her father tries to solve the classic mystery: Who are these strange people who made me? And—therefore—who am I?
Fun Home was the most awarded and acclaimed Broadway musical of 2015, winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score. Fun Home is one of the most groundbreaking musicals ever to hit the Broadway stage.
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Jesca Prudencio
October 11 – November 4, 2018
“Gripping… the characters are beautifully rendered and complex… destined to trigger discussion.” – Los Angeles Times
“Crafted with compassion, intelligence and insight… ACTUALLY is not to be missed.” – TheaterMania.com
At a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton, Tom and Amber connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But as the night heats up, they find themselves in murky territory with ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. What actually happened between them? Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this intimate and surprising drama explores the intersection of gender and race on college campuses today. When it comes to sex, what is consent and when can it be given? If you don’t remember giving it, does sex become assault?
Deeply-felt, funny and extraordinarily provocative, fast-rising playwright Anna Ziegler’s new play is an intricate and psychologically complex jigsaw puzzle. Crafted with compassion and profound insight, Actually leaves it to the audience to grapple with the gray area of truth, where there are three sides to every story.
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
Nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Play
November 21 – December 16, 2018
“Smart, funny and utterly engrossing play” – New York Times
“FIVE STARS. It keeps you hanging on each turn of argument and twist of knife. It’s dynamite.” – Time Out New York
Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece took Europe by storm and attacked the social and cultural norms of its day. Nora Helmer is a young wife trapped inside a suffocating, loveless marriage. At the end of Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House, Nora makes the radical decision to walk away from her marriage and her children to pursue an independent life. Nora literally walks out the door and slams it behind her to announce her shocking departure. She plunges into a terrifying and thrilling life of freedom without boundaries.
Lucas Hnath’s sharp-witted sequel A Doll’s House, Part 2 begins with a knock on that same door fifteen years later. Nora is back with a personal story of freedom and independence that is very modern and very familiar. What happens when Nora is forced to confront the people she chose to leave behind?
Hnath writes fast, vibrant dialogue—much of it in a salty, modern vernacular that is witty, satirical and a joy to embrace. A Doll’s House, Part 2, which garnered eight Tony Award nominations, is a blistering and very funny exploration of marriage and the high cost of personal fulfillment.
By Julia Cho
Directed by Todd Salovey
January 24 – February 17, 2019
“A combination of theatrical ingredients so fulfilling that a standing ovation is in order.” — San Francisco Chronicle
“This is a rare form of entertainment, closer perhaps to enlightenment…” — Los Angeles Times
Ray believes in the power of food. As a gourmet chef, he’s seen a bowl of berries help a woman to fall in love. He’s heard stories of a meal prepared by a mother to keep a son from leaving home and moving to the other side of the world. Now with the help of his uncle, who arrives unexpectedly from Korea, Ray is tasked with preparing a family soup recipe to keep his father alive.
When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. As a Korean family struggles to relate across emotional and cultural divides, it’s the ingredients they share in common that lead to understanding. Aubergine is a mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life where hope is no mere ingredient—it’s the main course.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
- Shows: 2018-2019
- Nathan Gunn FLYING SOLO
- The 25th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival Gala
- Elon Gold: Pro-Semite, An Evening of Comedy with Elon Gold
- The 17th Annual Klezmer Summit
- The Ancient Law (Das alte Gesetz) With Live Score performed by Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals
- 9th Annual Women of Valor
- Teatro Punto y Coma present The Mudanza, An Unapologetic Bilingual Play
- In Every Generation
- From Rags to Riches! A Musical Journey with Jacquelyne Silver
- Perla Batalla in The House of Cohen
- Losing the Nobel Prize
- Andy Statman: An American Musical Treasure
- Fun Home
- A Dolls House, Part 2
- Hershey Felder, Beethoven
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