REP Xtra Events
Exciting events to enhance your REP experience.
The REP’s Engagement Event series includes community-focused conversations, actor talk-backs, musical performances, and other activities that deepen our audience’s engagement with the plays onstage. Events that you can always look forward to include:
Talkin’ Theatre with Todd
Join REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey for a pre-show conversation with playwrights, actors, and other theatre professionals that explores topics related to contemporary theatre.
Join REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse for a pre-show conversation with local experts on a provocative topic inspired by the play onstage.
Meet the Artists
After the show, join REP Associate Producer and Casting Director Kim Heil as she chats with the actors and gets answers to your burning questions!
Free Beer Friday
Stick around after the show for a free beer tasting courtesy of one of San Diego’s breweries and the opportunity to meet the show’s cast and crew!
Enhance your experience with one of our Bad Hombres/Good Wives REP Xtra Events!
Wednesday, October 2 at 5:30pm
ART GALLERY OPENING: CAZAMIENTO
Meet the bi-national artists who have created this exhibition that explores machismo, feminism and the ancient concept of marriage. Curated by Mariza Sanchez, the multimedia CazaMiento features work by Herbert Siguenza, Ingrid Hoffmeister, Stephen Santore, Alexis Villegas, Irma Sofia Poeter, Dennis Ellman and Luis Alderete. The exhibition is on view October 2 – 27, 2019.
Thursday, October 3 at7pm before the 8pm Performance
TALKING THEATRE WITH TODD
Bad Hombres/Good Wives is the 55th Latinx play produced by San Diego REP since 1988 when we launched Teatro sin Fronteras (Theatre without Borders), making us a national leader. In the past five years we have seen an explosion of new plays by Latinx writers. Learn about what happened and what is happening now as REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey hosts an illuminating conversation with Evelina Fernandez and José Luis Valenzuela, Associate Director and Artistic Director of Latino Theatre Company at the Los Angeles Theatre Company, respectively, Herbert Siguenza, Playwright in Residence at San Diego Repertory Theatre and Dr. Maria Patrice Amon, Producer in Residence at San Diego Repertory Theatre.
Friday, October 4 at 7pm before the 8pm Performance
Join Mariachi Divinas for a preshow spectacular concert in our lower lobby! This mariachi group based in San Diego plays beautiful Mexican music and keeps the tradition of mariachi alive by performing locally and regionally.
Saturday, October 5 at 7pm before the 8pm Performance
Cuarteto Sandijuana: Live Mini-Concert
Come pre-show to hear and exciting program of live music by members of the Orquesta de Baja California, one of the most prestigious institutions in Northwest Mexico. The Orquesta is recognized as an ensemble of soloists who have mastered everything from Baroque music to popular genres of our time, in various combinations and styles that range from chamber music to symphonic compositions. This evening’s not-to-be-missed program includes selections from Dvorak to Bernstein to Freddie Mercury!
Thursday, October 10 at 7pm before the 8pm Performance
Sam’s Salon: Narco Culture
Narco culture – born and bred via the Mexican drug cartels and particularly present in Sinaloa where Bad Hombres/Good Wives is set – is unique. With its own fashion, religious practices and newly minted traditions, Narco culture has infiltrated the mainstream both south and north of the border. Discover the surprising in‑ uences when REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse hosts Private Investigator Esteban Herandez, Director of the Trans-Border Institute at USD Everard Meade, PhD and Director of Cultural Affairs at Colegio de la Frontera, Tijuana Dr. Jose Manuel Valenzuela. Sam’s Salon is sponsored by Suzanne and Lawrence Hess.
Friday, October 11 after the 8pm performance
Meet the Artists
After the show, join the cast of Bad Hombres/Good Wives for an open discussion of the work onstage. This event will be hosted by REP Associate Producer and Casting Director Kim Heil. Bring your questions and comments!
Sunday, October 13 after the 2pm Performance
Stay and Play Club
A play is only fully-realized when performed in front of an audience. After the show, join your fellow spectators for a stimulating conversation about the work you just witnessed onstage. Stay and Play is like a book club for the theatre, hosted by REP Literary Manager Danielle Ward. (P.S. A thematically related book list is available on request for groups who want to continue the conversation.)
Friday, October 18 after the 8pm performance
Free Beer Friday
Do you like beer and chatting about theatre? We do. Stick around after the show tonight and join the cast for a beer from Border X Brewing.
Saturday, October 19 after the 8pm Performance
Amigos Del Rep Celebrate 35 Years of Culture Clash!
Stick around for a post-show, birthday bash for Culture Clash hosted by Amigos Del Rep, San Diego REP’s ensemble of Latino artists. Chat with Culture Clash’s Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas over cake and Mezcal about the past 35 years of sketches, screenplays and satire of all varieties! Mezcal tasting provided by Izo.
Friday, October 25 after the 8pm Performance
Guacamole And Margaritas by Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Café
Spice up your evening with a post-show margarita and ravishing guacamole! Stick around and taste delicious, freshly made guacamole and hand-squeezed margaritas from Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe. A team from this San Diego favorite restaurant will be in the lobby showcasing their famous drinks and sharing complimentary fresh guacamole and chips!