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She The People
By The Second City
Directed by Carly Heffernan
Hot off rave reviews and extended engagements in Chicago, Toronto and DC, She the People is coming to America’s Finest City. A high-octane show entirely created, designed and performed by the fearlessly funny women of world-famous comedy mecca The Second City, She the People satirizes the reality of being a woman in this wild world, exploding the myths and misrepresentations surrounding bachelorettes, Beyoncé, the 2020 election and much more. The Washington Post called it a “funny, fiercely political sketch-comedy show” and the Chicago Tribune called it “empowering entertainment.”
“Bring everyone you know to see She the People” -Broadway World
“One of the funniest revues Second City has produced in the past 20 years” -Chicago Sun-Times
By Aaron Posner
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
John Quincy Adams, child of the American Revolution, son of a Founding Father, President and Congressman, had an incredible political career that spanned 54 years and was one of the greatest diplomats in American history. In JQA we are taken through a series imagined conversations from the brilliant minds of extraordinary Americans like George Washington, Frederick Douglas, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and others. In this funny, moving, inspiring piece Award-winning playwright Aaron Posner (Stupid F**ing Bird) challenges us to reexamine ourselves, our definition of government and our future in light of our past. This is just the show to elevate the conversation during the election season about what government should do for the people of America. In the spirit of Hamilton, JQA is presented by a cast of actors that look like what America looks like today.
“Poetic, gorgeously lucid, provocative and outrageously funny in unexpected ways.” - DC Theatre Scene
“Posner distills the essence of a play in ways that intensify its emotional flavor.” - Washington Post
Starring Ric Salinas
By Cris Franco
Directed by Jesse Perez
It’s 1964 and ten-year-old Junior is in crisis: his Old World Mexican dad is loading the 1957 Chevy and moving the entire familia from their familiar and diverse East Side neighborhood to a new tract home in the middle-class and eerily homogenous San Fernando Valley. This one-man memory play starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash and written by Emmy Award-winning writer/comedian Cris Franco, humorously explores the generation of “double immigrants” who first moved from their homelands to the U.S. barrios in search of opportunity, then moved up into the suburbs in search of color TV and the middle-class American dream! 57 Chevy is a hilarious and deeply endearing tale performed by a brilliant and lovable master of comedy and storytelling.
CRITIC’S CHOICE! “Anyone who ever felt at odds with their parents and milieu may well identify with this delightfully freewheeling memoir.” -Los Angeles Times
“Ric Salinas is magnetic as he rides to the American Dream in 57 Chevy. Profoundly satisfying” - LA Weekly
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
By Simon Stephens
Directed by Todd Salovey
January 14 - February 7, 2021
In the Lyceum Space
Christopher is a 15 year-old boy with an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics, incapable of lying, detests being touched, and distrusts strangers. Suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, he is determined to find the true culprit. At seven minutes after midnight, Christopher’s detective work leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a deeply personal quest that upturns his world. With a title inspired by a Sherlock Holmes tale, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on an International Best-Seller novel by Mark Haddon. The highly acclaimed stage version of the story won 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards, including ‘Best Play.’
“This is the whole package, a rare case of family entertainment that speaks to the heart and brain.” - New York Post
“…a profound emotional impact.” –Variety
By Octavio Solis
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
March 11 - April 4, 2021
On the Lyceum Stage
In John Steinbeck’s masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad uproots his family from their bleak, Depression-era life in Oklahoma in search of a better one out west. In Mother Road, it’s 100 years later, and descendant William Joad finds himself at the end of his life and in need of a blood relative to inherit the Joad family farm in Oklahoma. He’s shocked to discover the only surviving descendant of Tom Joad is a Mexican-American man named Martín Jodes. Full of heart, humor, love and loss, the Joads’ epic journey is reversed as Martín returns to Oklahoma to claim what is rightfully his and create a better life for his friends, family and himself. This powerful new play by Octavio Solis (Lydia, El Paso Blue) deftly explores the intersection of people and cultures and what it means to be American in the western United States.
“Solis is now one of the best-known and most-produced Latinx contemporary playwrights in the U.S.” –American Theater Magazine
“A rich and powerful narrative that has a compelling unity” –Mail Tribune
Anna & Sergei
Featuring the Music of Rachmaninoff
Written & Performed by Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay
May 11 - June 6, 2021
On the Lyceum Stage
Hershey Felder will take you on a little known story about the great Russian pianist and composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff. Set at the Garden City Hotel in Long Island, New York, this is the story of the great composer crossing paths with someone he believed to be a descendent of Czar Nicholas II. Living in America and longing for his familiar Russian roots and home, Sergei Rachmaninoff allowed himself to be taken on a journey that few would ever believe. Join Hershey for a trip back in time to 1928 New York, for something shockingly different and new, as we explore the worlds of Anna & Sergei.
“Felder is an exquisite singer and a virtuosic pianist.” –The New Yorker
“[Felder] carries a rapt audience along on a wave of true, powerful, and wordless passion” –Boston Globe
San Diego Repertory Theatre Production Performance Schedule
Thursday - Saturday, 8PM
Sunday & Tuesday, 7PM
Thursday - Saturday evenings, 8PM
Saturday & Sunday matinees, 2PM
For Season 45, we are setting our sights high, offering unforgettable stories of triumph, transition, family, politics and adventure, plus a glorious dose of musical virtuosity. Season 45 is filled with inspiring stories, desires that transcend borders, families who push each other forward and music that opens our ears to the majesty of our diverse world. Year after year we reach higher and higher here at The REP, and our 45th season continues that ambitious reach. We know that that our audiences will be thrilled by the work we are doing this coming season! We are all looking forward to the future when we can make magic at the Lyceum again.
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