Venue Details

296 Star Starred
Cygnet at Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525
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Member Tips

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Casual
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Parking across the street
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There is parking next to the theatre. It is free.
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jamminhammond
Casual to dressy
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jamminhammond
They had coffee and refreshments to buy but I didn't purchase any
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Reviews & Ratings

48 ratings
4.4 average rating
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143 events
61 reviews
39 stars
attended Jan 21 2010

these guys were great!
awesome play

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111 reviews
69 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

We enjoyed the play very much, and thanks to Cygnet for making it possible for us to go. The play was powerful, with superb actors. The writing was outstanding, with family/friends situations easy to identify with. Absorbing and fascinating.

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 21 2010

The caliber of acting was excellent. Many memorable moments; go see this, you won't be sorry.

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Website

http://www.cygnettheatre.com

Description

August Wilson won his second Pulitzer Prize for this haunting drama. It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money quickly. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.