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What to watch in San Diego this weekend: 1/31/14

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The biggest football game of the year may be this weekend, but that’s not the only thing you can watch this weekend! Check out what San Diego theatres have for you to check out!

“Pagliacci” – Closing this weekend!
Horror and opera are not things that people usually think of as going together, yet if you’re a fan of either don’t miss Pagliacci! So send in the clowns and see this one act opera is about a jealous clown who stabs his wife and her lover to death while in a jealousy-driven rage while performing a comedy before an audience of shocked Italian villagers. In the famous aria “Vesti la giubba,” Canio applies his clown make-up saying that the show must go on, but creates his own tragic ending. Performances Jan. 31 and Feb. 2. San Diego Opera at the San Diego Civic Theatre sdopera.com

“Bethany” – Opening Weekend!
How far would you go to get what you feel like you can’t live without? Crystal and Gary live in a nice home in the suburbs, but they just met, this isn’t really their home, and why they are there is whatthis drama is all about. Throw in a motivational speaker and a job at a Saturn dealership and Crystal struggles to try to get her life back on track with the obstacles that she encounters. The Old Globe theoldglobe.org

“Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums Of Love)” – Closing this weekend!
Adapted from Kurt Vonnegut’s short stories, this work aims to catch a glimpse of love – the element most people try to understand but the one that is the hardest to quantify. This play is full of heart as it explores the crazy paths that may lead to love. North Coast Repertory Theatre www.northcoastrep.org

“Crumbs from the Table of Joy”
Set in the 1950’s, this story follows Ernestine Crump is struggling to find her way as a young African American woman who just lost her mother, her communist aunt moves in preaching feminism, and her father has turned to religion for solace and brings home with a new white wife. This coming of age, and surprising funny story about how to embrace and adapt to change, comes from Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright, Lynn Nottage, Moxie Theatre Moxietheatre.com

“Maple and Vine”
Fresh from New York’s Playwrights Horizons and focuses on a couple who decides to give up their modern way of life for a closed community of 1950’s re-enactors. But is it going to take more than sacrificing their cell phones and their internet to find happiness? Cygnet Theatre Cygnettheatre.com

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