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What to watch in San Diego this weekend: 2/14/14

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Theatre is the perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day with your favorite person or to celebrate the long weekend! Here is what San Diego theatres have in store for you this weekend!

“The Who and the What” – Opening Weekend!
Written by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, this play examines what happens when our modern lives are in conflict with our traditions. Zarina is brilliant and outspoken, which leads her to clash with her more traditional and conservative Muslim father and sister. Zarina finds her release in her writing, but what happens when that could potentially tear her family apart?
La Jolla Playhouse www.lajollaplayhouse.org

Brian Regan – February 14th – 2 shows only!
What is more romantic then making your valentine laugh? Well, Brian Regan, a premier comic on his theatre tour around the country, will make them laugh. You just get to reap all the benefits. With humor that is a balance of physicality and clever writing, and more appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman show than any other comedian, he is one you don’t want to miss! Balboa Theatre www.Sandiegotheatres.org

“The Winter’s Tale” – Now playing!
Now is the time to see the sow with the famous stage direction “exit, pursued by bear!!” This Shakespearian masterpiece explores the powerful emotions tat can shape our life and the choices we make: love, friendship and forgiveness. Directed by the Old Globe’s Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, this is one not to miss! The Old Globe www.theoldglobe.org

“Maple and Vine” – Closing weekend!
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 www.Cygnettheatre.com

“Bethany”
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 what this 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 www.theoldglobe.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 www.Moxietheatre.com

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