Venue Details

680 Star Starred
Cygnet at Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525
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Martha
We got the last space in the lot next to the theatre!
Pageant travel Jul 21 2014 star this tip starred
Martha
We dined before the show at Rockn' Baja Lobster
Pageant dining Jul 21 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

53 ratings
3.8 average rating
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16 reviews
27 stars
attended Feb 21 2009

Everything that needed to be said, has been said. My two stars speaks for itself. BTW to Buglake's comment, "...so as could be expected, the audience was... elderly, we'll say. During some of the lulls in the action on stage, I noted several...continued

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274 events
97 reviews
250 stars
attended Feb 26 2009

BRAVO! ! ! ! After reading the earlier local reviews on here I nearly passed on seeing this. But I am SO glad that I didn't listen. It strikes me as odd that none of our local reviewers mentioned the underlying theme of homo-eroticism and sexual...continued

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38 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 19 2009

It is extremely rare that I write a negative review of a show. However, this show was worse than bad - a real DOG. British humor - ug! The theatre was good, nice location for an evening dinner and then walk to the show - but the writing and the...continued

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The History Boys

by Alan Bennett

Directed by Sean Murray

The 2006 Tony Award for Best Play went to this comedy/drama about a bunch of bright, funny boys in a British boarding school who are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and acceptance at a good university–generally in that order.

In their efforts, they are helped by a maverick history teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes unorthodox ways, and by a young teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. Alan Bennett raises, with gentle wit, universal questions about the nature of history, how it is taught and questions the purpose of education today.