Join us for some Democracy and Dessert! Stand up and voice your opinion or sit back and enjoy the delectable ride in this one of a kind theatrical event. You are invited to Beachtown's 100th anniversary celebration to experience democracy in action!
2018 Kuumba Fest
The African-American Advisory Council of San Diego Repertory Theatre presents the 26th Annual Kuumba Festival: Black 2 Position (Trust and Respect).
A love story like no other, this sexy comedy offers a mashup of comic book aesthetics, martial arts and hip-hop, while recounting a family’s true history of fleeing Vietnam and immigrating to America.
Winter Schminter: A Hanukkah/Solstice Concert
Come join Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival favorite, Yale Strom and his band, Hot Pstromi, for a Hanukkah and Winter Solstice Celebration! Klezmer music to ring in the season is sure to be fun for the whole family! Tickets $18 Featuring Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi Mark Dresser - bass Fred Benedetti - guitar Elizabeth Schwartz - vocals
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
The musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice.
Black Pearl Sings!
Two strong women strike up an unlikely friendship that crosses boundaries of power, heritage and privilege. Featuring over 20 Folk and Spiritual songs, this transcendent tale reveals the bridges that can be built through the power of song.
Historias Tenebrosas (Spooky Stories) is an elaborate and unique cultural event that will entertain, educate and enlighten FAMILIES OF ALL AGES about the similarities and difference between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.
Hand to God
Sesame Street meets The Exorcist. This irreverent and sidesplitting comedy is the most produced play in America.
Just Like Us
Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. A benefit reading for organizations serving DACA youth.
Roz & Ray
Set in San Diego, this time bending story sheds light on a little-known chapter in American medical history. Roz & Ray offers a profound story of love, trust, sacrifice and healing.
The AAAC of the SD REP ask that you support us as we empower Urban communities through 26 years of Cultural Enrichment, using the Arts to promote Healthy, Active, Fit youth and communities.
Latinx New Play Festival
Amigos del REP presents the Latinx New Play Festival
The extraordinary life of Eva Perón is brought to life in one of the most celebrated musicals of all time, winner of more than 20 major awards.
A new adaptation of a classic story, set in modern day Northern México where class pressure and social turmoil threaten traditions, families, land and lifestyle.
The Cherry Orchard
Amigos brings the classic version of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution.
Jewish Arts Festival
2017 Lineup includes new work by Hershey Felder, new dance by Malashock Dance, a new film by Isaac Artenstein, a memoire by Andrew Viterbi, three new plays, new Klezmer Summit and Women of Valor, new music theatre by Michael Roth, and much more.
To Be Dali
Come celebrate the life and art of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí as well as his ideas of living artfully and being master creators of our destinies.
Into the Beautiful North
Award-winning playwright Karen Zacarias’ adaptation of a quest of epic proportions that looks at the dreams shared on both sides of the border.
Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this funny world premiere by the author of Into the Beautiful North.
25TH Annual Kuumba Festival: Black To Power
Sex with Strangers
The sensuous and provocative comedy about fame, cyber identity and big ambition is a critical and audience favorite all across America.
Our Great Tchaikovsky
Using his virtuosic signature storytelling and musical stylings, Hershey Felder presents a time bending story of culture and politics around the greatest music ever composed.
The Solid Sand Below
A visceral examination of the intoxicating nature of war.
Come join Lipinski Family Jewish Arts Festival favorite, Yale Strom and his band, Hot Pstromi, for a Hanukkah and Winter Solstice Celebration!
Abuelito's Mexican Christmas Carol
A special family-friendly theatrical reading of a holiday classic, presented at the Downtown Library!
A Snow White Christmas
This American panto version of the classic fairytale is a fun-filled, family friendly show featuring singing, dancing and interactive fun and magic.
The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding
World-renowned performer Ron Campbell is joined by Klezmer musician Yale Strom in this immersive retelling of the greatest Jewish play in history.
An international theatre response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.
Sitar Concert by Ronobir
In addition to playing the leading role in Disgraced, Ronobir Lahiri is an accomplished and innovative sitar player.
Amigos del REP's elaborate and unique cultural annual event that will entertain, educate and enlighten families of all ages about the similarities and difference between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.
A Pulitzer Prize winning drama that dares to face the truth about the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers and the lies we tell ourselves.
Original Culture Clash members, Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas (both Salvadorans), team up for this darkly comic work based on the novel "The Lives and Times of El Cipitío" by Randyl Ertll.
The Sweetheart Deal
Mari and Will leave their middle class life to help the violent struggle for migrant farmworkers' rights in 1970s California.
Manifest Destinitis: An early California adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid"
From a founding member of Culture Clash and the award-winning writer of El Henry, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso and Steal Heaven comes an outrageously hilarious adaptation of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid.
F.A.T. Extravaganza 2016
Celebrate Labor Day with a legendary expeience at the Fundraiser of FAT Extravaganza's special event to support the 25th annual celebration.
Sports agent Liz Rico has money and an elite client roster but a woman in a man's industry has to fight to stay on top.
Amigos del REP's exciting and vibrant variety show, highlighting and celebrating the diverse talents of San Diego's latino/a community.
Hershey Felder in MAESTRO
Combining first person narrative, and his own music as well as music that inspired him, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO is a tale spanning the entire 20th century.
Letters from the Wall - Cartas del Muro
An ongoing series of vignettes based on actual letters and real life stories of those affected by the United States/Mexico international border wall, immigration, deportation and separation.
The Joys and Oys of Language
Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will take you on a joy ride through the glories and oddities of our marvelous English language, in which your nose can run and your feet can smell.
REP Ruby Reunion
San Diego REP is celebrating its 40th anniversary by throwing a big birthday bash! The REP Ruby Reunion will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 6:30 - 9:30pm in the spectacular Shiley Special Events Suite Central Library @ Joan & Irwin Jacobs Common.
7th Annual Women of Valor
The Festival once again honors six inspirational San Diego Jewish women and tells the story of their lives, joys, challenges and accomplishments.
15th Annual Klezmer Summit
Klezmer with an Old Timey swing. Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi will be joined by very special guest Hot Tuna’s Barry Mitterhoff to perform “Mountain Music” from Klezmer of the Carpathian Ukraine to Old Timey Americana from Appalachia.
A world premier comedy by the theatre company of San Diego’s Mexican Jewish community.
Yale Strom's "Chaldean Jazz"
Yale Strom's latest composition explores the traditional music of San Diego’s southern Iraqi refugee community. Featuring an all-star Jazz quintet, it explores Chaldean melodies and modalities through a jazz lens.
Enemy of the Pueblo
A modern take on Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People from one of today's preeminent Chicana playwrights.
Rapture, Blister, Burn
In this electrically smart hit comedy three generations of women examine life, love, sex and happiness and try to answer the question, what do women really want?
Last Angry Brown Hat
After an old friend's funeral, Willie and his former Chicano Power buddies confront their youthful anger in the context of their adult responsibilities.
Join award-winning actor, director, educator, martial artist and Cirque du Soleil clown Ron Campbell on a quixotic journey through the pitfalls and pratfalls of being human.
R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery ) OF THE UNIVERSE
Written and Directed by D.W. Jacobs.
From: The life, work, and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller.
Performed by Ron Campbell.
A powerful drama about building community and maintaining sanity while serving out a prison sentence.
24th Annual San Diego Kuumba Fest
Kuumbafest is San Diego’s longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.
**THIS READING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL**
From the Oscar-winning writer of “Moonstruck,” this romantic comedy is a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love.
The Last Book Of Homer
Numb Nuts is a screenwriter who gets kidnapped by a drug cartel while shooting a movie in Mexico about the Trojan War.
The Oldest Boy
A bewitching and beautiful meditation on motherhood, love and letting go as two parents decide whether their 3-year-old son should move to India to train as a Buddhist master.
Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos come together as Amigos del REP perform “Historias Tenebrosas” in a thrilling, chilling multi-staged reader’s theatre story telling event fun for the entire family.
When NYU students Ibrahim and Paloma study an ancient Muslim treatise on the art and practice of love, they debate the complexities of romantic relationships while falling into one.
Somalia Quartet will be performed by the acclaimed Hausman Quartet. Hailed as “an accomplished young foursome with a luscious sound and an experimental bent”, the Hausmann Quartet has become known for its powerful, dynamic performances and commitment to community engagement
My Manana Comes
My Mañana Comes is a humorous and haunting story about sacrifice and survival in pursuit of the American Dream
Conversations With Mama
A middle-aged man visits his elderly mother to convince her to move from her apartment in Queens, NY. As she resists his efforts, they confront the complications in both of their lives
Over 150 years, four families with ancestry in different parts of the world make their home on one particular plot of Southern California land now known as Watts.
The Award winning musical about the true meaning of beauty, featuring show-stopping anthems of country, bluegrass, gospel and blues music.
Into The Beautiful North
The Pianist Of Willesden Lane
A San Diego favorite returns! Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime.
The Sick Californio
Amigos del REP Proudly present, a world premiere staged reading of, "The Sick Californio"
Women Of Valor
A completely new version of the Festival’s yearly celebration of the lives and inspiration good works for five of San Diego’s most incredible Jewish women.
14th Annual Klezmer Summit
This features Ms. Barton Pine joining illustrious Festival favorites Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi in presenting klezmer music with scintillating improvisation and virtuosic technique.
Opening the program will be the talented singers of the San Diego Jewish Men’s choir under the direction of Ruth Weber who will be performing selections from their upcoming newest CD.
Presented by Teatro Punto y Coma, “Gridlock” is a dramatic story filled with comedic surprises. This performance of “Gridlock” is the world premiere reading of their upcoming production, “Gridlock” by Salomon Maya.
A Wandering Feast
2nd Avenue Klezmer features an all-star cast of musicians. The popular quintet features the theatrical Yiddish vocals of favorite Deborah Davis, along with virtuoso clarinetist Robert Zelickman, guitarist Jiri Svoboda, drummer Bob Weller and contrabass legend Bertram Turetzky.
Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival
The Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Festival has been presented by San Diego Repertory Theatre for 22 years. The festival is a celebration of artistic expressions of Jewish history, traditions and ideas. The festival has brought together artists from 13 different countries, produced numerous world premieres, and presented work in seven languages.
'Women of Juarez'
This powerful docudrama tells the story of a mother searching for her missing daughter in the border city of Juárez where hundreds of women have disappeared or have been found murdered in the past decade.
Tony Award Winners Gregory Jbara & Alice Ripley in The World Premiere Musical Event!
When the Beatles were asked to name their favorite American musical artist at a press conference in New York, they shouted out “NILSSON!"
San Diego REPertory Theatre announces a four-part special event schedule to kick off the company’s 40th anniversary celebration.
The schedule continues with George Brant’s one-woman show “Grounded” starring Heather Ramey in the Lyceum Space on Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. Named one of the 10 best plays of the year by The Guardian, this award-winning play seamlessly blends the personal and the political.
San Diego REPertory Theatre announces a four-part special event schedule to kick off the company’s 40th anniversary celebration.
After accusations of racism dogged the release of his masterpiece “The Birth of A Nation,” director D.W. Griffith made “Broken Blossoms” to prove he was no bigot.
Chasing immortality by downloading your thoughts and memories into an everlasting human-shaped computer may sound like science fiction, but current research in robotics and artificial intelligence actually makes this possible. The challenge is to get past the "uncanny valley"— the discomfort people experience when seeing electronic recreations of human beings that are not quite believable.
Oedipus El Rey
In 430 BC, the playwright Sophocles wrote one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the Western world: Oedipus Rex, the tale of a king who from birth was destined to murder his father and marry his mother.
*Contains adult themes, violence, language and nudity.*
Do you ever wonder if activism in America can provoke real change? Is it possible to stand up and shout and really make a difference?
Maybe it’s time to get a little crazy! This is where bad-boy Abbie Hoffman (played by Herbert Siguenza) comes in. You know about Abbie, right? He was the political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party (“Yippies”) on New Year’s eve of 1968. But did you know that this icon of youthful rebellion now serves as the patron saint of radicals? In his little corner of heaven, Abbie conducts a boot camp for activists who have the chutzpah required to go back to Earth to become new agents of change.
Greg Kalleres’ inspired satire centers around a basketball shoe company called Sky Max that traditionally markets toward urban youth. But when a young African American is shot for a pair, sales suddenly triple among rich, white teens.
The Pianist of Willesden Lane
“Stunning theatre that will leave you emotionally breathless… a theatrical experience not to be missed.” —Broadway World
Grammy-nominated pianist and storyteller Mona Golabek
shares the gripping tale of a young girl who holds on to her music in order to stay alive. In Vienna, 1938, a 14 year old piano prodigy finds her dreams of becoming a concert pianist threatened by the looming war in Europe. When her parents buy her a one way ticket to England on the Kindertransport, the children’s survival train, an amazing story of art preserving life begins...
The story is set in 1958 at a critical point in the career of the superstar abstract expressionist painter. Rothko has been challenged to create a definitive work of art for the exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. His problem: the threatening presence of a neophyte assistant, a voice of a new generation of artists that question Rothko’s theories and label him a sell-out. Surrounded by massive black and red canvases that pulsate with color, the result is an exhilarating and combative battle between student and master in search of the very highest art possible.
The Obie winner and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize is a playful and primal cocktail about the American dream and the pursuit of happiness.
Ben and Mary are a couple comfortably settled into their suburban American lifestyle. One day the free spirits Sharon and Kenny suddenly move into the long–empty house next door. Ben and Mary break out the booze and fire up the backyard barbeque to welcome their new neighbors.
With biting humor, playwright D’Amour challenges American cultural assumptions about status, comfort, ambition, and community.
In The Time Of The Butterflies
In the Dominican Republic in the mid-20th century, Generalisimo Rafael Trujillo (El Jefe) ruled his tiny but strategic country with the brutal extravagance of a modern day Napoleon. Nothing threatened his fantasy of unlimited power - nothing except a secret underground movement, at the center of which were four sisters known by the code name butterflies. The gently blooming but unstoppable resistance against the dictator by Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and María Teresa inspired novelist Julia Alvarez to write the best-selling book, In the Time of the Butterflies.
Venus In Fur
Get ready for a wild night of theatre.
This Broadway smash and Tony Award® Best Play nominee begins innocently enough: a young actress is auditioning before ademanding playwright/director for the role of a lifetime. But soon the tale takes a darker, edgy turn as we learn the play is based on the 1870 erotic novella Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (Mr. Masochism himself). When these two emotionally-charged artists get wrapped up in an ultimate test of wills, it’s man versus woman, director versus actress, and writer versus muse...all with a little leather and lace mixed in.
Un fin de semana con Pablo Picasso
Hace tres años el escritor y actor Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash) tuvo la audacia de escribir y actuar como Pablo Picasso, el pintor de mayor influencia en la historia moderna. El REP tuvo un evento de tres semanas qué fue la sensacíon del momento. Ahora este trabajo crucial totalmente realizado es todo un excito con aplausos de la audiencia en Los Angeles, Bay Area, Houston y Denver, la jira de Siguenza de un solo hombre regresa mas fuerte qué nunca.
A Weekend with Pablo Picasso
Three years ago the actor/writer Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash) had the audacity to write an original play and star as Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist in modern history. The REP hosted a 3-week workshop that quickly became a sensation.
In The Heights
This exuberant Tony Award®-winning musical presents the universal story of a vibrant immigrant community seeking their 21st century version of the American dream.
The ultimate Jewish Jam band rocks the house. Their live shows are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms and strong percussion breaks.
In partnership with NCSY San Diego.
A staged reading based on the life of activist Abbie Hoffman. Abbie, now in an other-wordly Jewish home for the aged, teaches Twitter generation protesters. A political comedy that will raise the roof and maybe the Pentagon too!
Women of Valor
A woman of valor who shall fi nd? A partial answer is found in this new staged reading with music about 6 inspirational San Diego women.This year’s reading features portraits of Leslie Caspi, Shir Hebron, Audrey Jacobs, Jennie Starr, Judith Handler and the late Marla Bennett.
All proceeds will benefi t: SCY High, Torah High, the Jewish Academy,and StandWithUs.
The 12th Annual Klezmer Summit
1940’s Jazz had a special Jewish swing.Benny Goodman was the first musician to bring African American jazz musicians to Carnegie Hall.Yale Strom presents “Jews in Jazz” featuring renowned jazz cellist Fred Katz and Hot Pstromi. Strom’s all-star band includes guest trumpeter Gilbert Castellenos, Tripp Sprague, Lou Fanucchi, Jeff Pekarek, Duncan Moore, Fred Benedetti, and vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz.
Complimentary Kosher Knishes.
Panel discussion on “Jews in Jazz” with Fred Katz & Yale Strom at 6:30pm.
The Figueroa Family and its Jewish Roots
Guillermo Figueroa, former Music Director of the New Mexico Symphony and Puerto Rico Symphony and his sister Ivonne Figueroa present a piano and violin concert along with stories and photographs.
This program is part of ADL’s ¡Celébrate! The Jewish Experience in Spanish Speaking Countries.
Complimentary wine reception at 7pm.
Federal Jazz Project
Sizzling New Jazz
Poetry Rising Like Smoke
An Unforgettable Story About
An Unbreakable Bond Between
Two Sisters Named San Diego And Tijuana
By Katori Hall
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that we as a people will get to the Promised Land." King, who lived every day in the face of death, was assassinated on April 4, 1968 while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
Frederick Douglass Now
Written and Directed and presented by Roger Guenveur Smith
his acclaimed solo piece about abolitionist and pioneering feminist, Frederick Douglass for three performances only. Born in a slave cabin, self taught, and passionately committed to justice and equality, Douglass earned an international reputation as a lecturer and activist. Using text from Douglass’ classic 19th century works and his own original narrative, Smith explores the African American experience in a riveting performance.
By Bruce Norris
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable new story about race, class, and real estate in America.
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)
Written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
After a seven year hiatus, a holiday production returns to San Diego REPertory Theatre. Christmas will never be the same once you share the holiday with the inspired lunacy of the masters of condensing the classics – the Reduced Shakespeare Company.
A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing
By Todd Salovey
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Bruno Louchouarn
featuring Lisa Payton
Back by popular demand is the production that had San Diego singing in three-part harmony and provoked standing ovations at every one of its workshop production performances. This fall, San Diego REP will present an expanded and fully developed production of last season’s runaway hit.
The Exit Interview
Please join us for an evening of fearlessly ambitious, deliciously witty and insatiably curious comedy, The Exit Interview is written by William Missouri Downs, directed by Sam Woodhouse and stars Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso) Laugh now, but expect the unexpected.
By Luis Valdez
Zoot Suit will be produced through the same partnership between San Diego REP and San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts that made “Hairspray” (2010) ...
The Who's TOMMY
The world’s first rock opera is now re-imagined for the 21st century! “The most exhilarating music ever written” (Los Angeles Times) will rock the Lyceum Stage this summer with our brand new production of the Tony Award-winning stage version of one of the greatest albums in history.
Walter Cronkite is Dead.
“In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.” —Walter Cronkite Join us for the West Coast premiere of an intimate comedy that takes the vitriolic rhetoric of red state vs. blue state and asks us to view “the other” with our eyes wide open.
The Sick Californio
Amigos del REP Proudly present, a world premiere staged reading of, "The Sick Californio"
A Dolls House Part 2
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, Lynne Nottage goes where few playwrights have dared to go—into the heart of working-class America. Her insightfully observed characters all went to the same schools, work at the same factory, drink at the same bar and are going to hell in the same hand basket.