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What to watch in San Diego this weekend: 2/7/14

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What are you in the mood for this weekend? From classic music and theatre, something a bit newer with commentary on our modern world, San Diego theatres have it for you!

Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood – Friday night only!
Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the worlds most celebrated musicians, Joshua Bell, and Sam Haywood an acclaimed pianist, as they perform in duet. Bell is soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and orchestra leader and he performs performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin and uses a late 18th century French bow by Francois Tourte Haywood helped celebrate Chopin’s bicentennial year by making the world premiere recording on Chopin’s own Pleyel piano which has since been broadcast numerous times. Bell and Haywood have toured the world performing together, don’t miss them while they’re here! The Balboa Theatre sdtheaters.org

“The Winter’s Tale” – Opening Weekend
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 theoldglobe.org

“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 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 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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