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3628 Star Starred
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 23 members
Review from Glen Davis
Red Velvet 318 events 97 reviews

Really interesting work here; great sets, superb voices, a difficult piece of acting and direction in that the actors had to make it engaging to a modern audience while preserving the format of the period...and incorporating the elements of the...continued

reviewed Apr 30 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from diane
Red Velvet 305 events 25 reviews

So clever. I loved the uniqueness. The sets were fantastic!! I would recommend it.

reviewed Apr 23 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from William P.
65 events 33 reviews

Amusing show, but comic timing not quite up to speed. Laugh lines need to be more underplayed and given more time to develop.

reviewed May 22 2009 report as inappropriate
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Description

In Moscow, in 1926, a housing crisis rages. In a cramped apartment, Ludmilla, a put-upon housewife, lives in dreamy complacency with her cheerful despot of a husband, Kolya. One day, Kolya’s handsome comrade, Volodya, arrives from the country, but can find no lodgings, Kolya offers him their sofa. When Kolya returns early from a business trip, he is shocked to discover that Ludmilla and Volodya have become lovers. Kolya moves out, but there is still nowhere to live, so he reluctantly returns, now HE takes the sofa, leaving Ludmilla and Volodya the bed. The love triangle plays out as finally Ludmilla leaves the two alone for an exciting and unknown future free from them both. Kolya and Volodya are left to decide who gets the bed and who takes the sofa.

Cygnet’s original production in 2004 was the winner of 8 San Diego theatre awards, including a San Diego Critics Award for Outstanding Musical Revival and a Patte Award for Outstanding Production.

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