Venue Details

1448 Star Starred
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525
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Jane Daye
Old Town was busy on Friday night. We paid $10 and parked in a hotel parking lot.
A Christmas Carol travel Dec 01 2014 star this tip starred
Rick Chatham
There are plenty of places to eat in old town, but it usually takes 20 - 30 minutes to get a table. If you plan to eat down there, arrive at least 2 hours early.
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Reviews & Ratings

22 ratings
3.8 average rating
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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 21 2011

It was soooo La Jolla of 30 years ago to me. Property values, everything about what I want, the "Me ,me era", and indifference to others feelings when it comes to money. It will make some squirm and all will be familiar with the arguements. Still...continued

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7 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 28 2011

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....continued

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 23 2011

A wry and moving slice of life that prods us to examine our priorities and put them in perspective. Extraordinary acting - loved every minute.

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Website

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Description

The Tragedy of the Commons

by Stephen Metcalfe

Directed by Sean Murray

World Premiere!

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.

Cast List:*

*Manny Fernandesº…Alan

Monique Gaffney*…Diane

Frances Gerckeº…Spencer

Veronica Murphyº…Macy

Tim West…Carl

Jim Winker*…_Dakin

__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. _

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About the Ticket Supplier: Cygnet Theatre Company

Founded in 2003, Cygnet Theatre is a leading regional company and one of San Diego’s cultural icons. Each year, Cygnet Theatre creates an eclectic mix of 6 or 7 mainstage productions, from classics to Broadway-style musicals. On stage and off, Cygnet Theatre is dedicated to bringing the best performances to San Diego.