The Tragedy of the Commons: World-Premiere Drama from Cygnet Theatre
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Travel back in time to the Golden Age of Radio for a live recreation of a vintage holiday broadcast of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. With holiday music, retro commercials and live foley sound effects, Cygnet Theatre transports you to Christmas Eve 1944 as the WCYG Playhouse of the Air players bring the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his three ghostly visitors to life. This nostalgic vision of the timeless holiday tale is an original way to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit. Learn More
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Great Venue, strong acting by main character. Interesting to watch him slide from anger,into rage, ending up in despair. Certainly not for those who enjoy "light hearted faire". Definately reminiscent of the La Jolla mentality from years gone by. Supporting cast well played, but weakly written. Overall, decent evening w/discounted tickets.
The Tragedy of the Commons
by Stephen Metcalfe
Directed by Sean Murray
Dakin Adams, a retired schoolteacher, spends his days writing and sending his thoughts – his blogs – out in the void that is the Internet. His wife, Macy, walks the dogs and gardens. It would seem the only thing they have in common anymore is their home, their memories and their love of “the view” – the Pacific Ocean as seen from the back deck of the house. But now their neighbor is selling and the new owner is coming in to tear down and rebuild – build “up” – and the view – and the fragile relationship of two people – is in ever-increasing jeopardy.
º Resident Artist
* Member of Actors Equity
Playwright Stephen Metcalfe:
His first produced screenplay was Jacknife. Based on his Off-Broadway play, Strange Snow, it starred Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris and Kathy Bates and was directed by British stage and screen veteran, David Jones. Metcalfe wrote and directed the 2000 film Beautiful Joe, starring Billy Connolly and Sharon Stone. Mr. Metcalfe’s stage plays include Loves & Hours, Vikings, Strange Snow, Sorrows and Sons, Pilgrims, Half a Lifetime, Emily, White Linen, Divirtimenti, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers and White Man Dancing. His plays continue to be produced in New York and at theaters through the United States as well as in Europe and Japan.