REP Your Pride is Sponsored by RAGE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
ART GALLERY OPENING: SAN DIEGO GUILD OF PUPPETRY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 @6PM BEFORE THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
Just in time for Dia de los Muertos, enjoy an exhibition of supersize puppets that are used in parades and displays during this unique cultural celebration. Meet members of the SAN DIEGO GUILD OF PUPPETRY pre-show, ask real puppeteers about their craft and see their giant puppets up close! This exhibition will be on view in the Lyceum Upper Gallery from OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 12, 2017.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 AFTER THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
After the opening night performance, join the cast and VIP’s to celebrate at Pushkin Russian Restaurant & Bar. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and mingle with the artists, patrons and fans.
SAM’S SALON: GOOD VS. EVIL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 @7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Does the presence of good in our lives require the presence of evil? Do we know what is “right” only because we know what is “wrong?” Does the retreat from fear and the quest for happiness lead us towards good and evil? In addition to offering lots of comedy, Hand to God provokes such questions. Join REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE for a pre-show conversation that seeks answers. Sam’s guests are: Professor of Philosophy at UCSD and Affiliate Professor at the UCSD School of Law SAMUEL C. RICKLESS; Professor in the Philosophy of Religion at Oxford Brookes University, DR. BEVERLEY CLACK; and Chair of Philosophy Department and Director of the Institute for Ethics & Public Affairs at SDSU, MARK WHEELER.
Sam’s Salon is Sponsored by SUZANNE AND LAWRENCE HESS
MEET THE ARTISTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 AFTER THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
After the show, join the cast of Hand to God for an open discussion of the work onstage. REP Associate Producer and Casting Director KIM HEIL is your host. Share your thoughts and responses to the evening’s entertainment.
PUPPET WORKSHOP WITH SAN DIEGO GUILD OF PUPPETRY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 @6PM BEFORE THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
Do you have secret yearnings to become a puppeteer? Tonight is your chance. Put your hands on and inside puppets made by members of the SAN DIEGO GUILD OF PUPPETRY. Learn from the masters the tricks of the trade and the subtleties of different styles of puppetry in performance. Watch the pros and try your hand at making magic with homegrown San Diego made puppets.
MAKE YOUR OWN SOCK PUPPET!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 @6PM BEFORE THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
We’ve got all the materials- just bring your imagination and create your own personalized sock puppet! Join us in our Lower Lobby for a pre-show craft party where you’ll have the opportunity to make you very own sock puppet, name your creation and take her/him/it home with you.
THE DEVIL IN FILM (OR EVIL AT THE MOVIES)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Evil has always been a fascinating subject and a major player in pop culture, and there’s no evil as famous in the movies as the Devil himself. Join BETH ACCOMANDO, KPBS Arts Reporter and host of Cinema Junkie Podcast for a pre-show presentation that explores this darkest of characters and screen!
FREE BEER FRIDAY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AFTER THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Enjoy the performance of Hand to God then stick around for a beer from one of San Diego’s award-winning breweries. Free Beer Fridays are Sponsored by SAN DIEGO CITYBEAT
MEET THE MASTER PUPPETEERS OF SAN DIEGO
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 @ 1PM BEFORE THE 2PM PERFORMANCE
President of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry, LYNNE JENNINGS, Puppeteer and Storyteller MINDY DONNER and Puppeteer and Guild Member FELIX DIAZ are acclaimed professionals in the world of puppetry performance. Join host REP Associate Producer and Casting Director KIM HEIL for an intimate conversation about the challenges, joys and magical journeys with puppets that make puppetry so mysterious and rewarding. Hear the inside scoop from the pros.