The Best of the Blitz: The Best Plays from 15 years of Fritz Blitz
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All offers for 15th Annual Fritz Blitz have expired.
The last date listed for 15th Annual Fritz Blitz was Sunday August 24, 2008 / 3:00pm (Humphrey, Nevada, etc.).
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Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitz -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." 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.
*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
*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
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
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
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.