The Best of the Blitz: The Best Plays from 15 years of Fritz Blitz
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The last date listed for 15th Annual Fritz Blitz was Sunday August 24, 2008 / 3:00pm (Humphrey, Nevada, etc.).
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From a talented cast of young actors (all under the age of 18) comes this timeless musical tale of star-crossed romance. A reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, this cherished production tells of the ill-fated love affair between Tony and Maria as it plays out amidst the gang rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets. With lively music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), this favorite of the stage features such hit songs as "Something's Coming," "Maria," "America" and "I Feel Pretty." Also adapted into an Academy Award-winning feature film, West Side Story remains an unforgettable theatrical experience. Learn More
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This is going to be the best of the best, sure to make you laugh, cry, think and then laugh even more. Every week of the festival will offer up new reasons to come back again and again until you think you can’t take anymore.
<p>Week One: July 31, August 1, 2 at 8pm and Sunday, August 3 at 3pm:
Bets and Blue Notes by Kevin Armento Dir. Don Loper</p> <p>Week Two: August 7, 8, 9 at 8pm and Sunday, August 10 at 3pm:
Peaches En Regalia by Steven A. Lyons Dir. Robert May
Liferaft Willie by Kim Porter Dir. Duane Daniels
Charade by Tim West Dir. Tim West</p> <p>Week 3: August 14, 15, 16 at 8pm and Sunday, August 17 at 3pm:
15 Minutes by Tim West Dir Katie Rodda
God Said Quiet by Pema Teeter Dir. Duane Daniels
Puppet Therapy by Scott McMorrow Dir. TBA
Losing Mother by Ruff Yeager Dir. D. Candis Paule </p> <p>Week 4: August 21, 22, 23 at 8pm and Sunday, August 24 at 3pm:
Humphrey, Nevada by Tom Swimm Dir. TBA
State of the Art by Craig Abernethy Dir. Robert May</p>
About the Ticket Supplier: Fritz TheatreSince 1991, The Fritz Theatre has brought to San Diego the best of the world of theatre. Over two hundred productions have been staged, from the newest in the off-Broadway genre, to the classics by writers such as Shakespeare and Chekhov, to the more than one hundred world premieres in the Annual Fritz Blitz of New Plays by California Playwrights.
This has been accomplished despite funding cutbacks, and with an operating budget that would be insufficient for any other enterprise. The Fritz continues to excel through the effort and dedication of theatre artists and a small but fervent group of supporters, committed to producing the very best in the theatre, despite the odds.
The Fritz is currently seeking support from the community to continue the tradition of theatre excellence in downtown San Diego. Artistic Director Duane Daniels, and a thriving Board of Directors, headed by D. Candis Paule, keep a close watch on the financial and artistic direction of the theatre.