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3262 Star Starred
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525
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68 events
42 reviews
27 stars
The lot next to the theater is great IF you get there early. The attendants gave us a voucher to park at a nearby hotel for free, but the delay cut into our dinner time. We managed to grab a great casual dinner quick and cheap at a local Mexican joint with great street tacos and make it to the play in time. Show runs long so use the rest room before it starts!
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33 events
23 reviews
3 stars
We enjoyed dinner in the patio of the Cosmopolitan Hotel having parked in Cygnet's designated parking lot first and then did the 1 1/2 block walk.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Man from Nebraska"
41 ratings
3.3 average rating
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300 events
97 reviews
144 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

Cygnet's "The Man From Nebraska" has so many pregnant pauses that you're expecting a birth at any moment! This is the story of one man's mid-life search for meaning. The long silences effectively make the viewer uncomfortable and that's the point....continued

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43 events
19 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 01 2009

I will preface this by saying that I have been a frequent and avid Cygnet audience member over the years. That said, this is the first lukewarm review I have written. Why? The actors were excellent in their roles, but limited by their material and...continued

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120 reviews
75 stars
attended Sep 26 2009

We generally enjoy Cygnet's productions, but, sorry, this one was just not for us. Boring, cold, sad, just DOA. But the actors were - as always - outstanding. The theatre-going experience is to be challenging, stimulating and thought-provoking....continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“…[a] tremendously mature and multifaceted portrait of the American…at the dawn of the 21st century…goes to the very core of this country’s identity” —_Chicago Sun-Times _

Description

Pulitzer Prize winning author of August: Osage County, Tracy Letts creates the tale of a luxury sedan, a church pew and visits to a nursing home that form the comfortable round of Ken Carpenter’s daily life. And then one night, he awakens to find that he no longer believes in God. This crisis of faith propels an ordinary middle-aged man into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. This wickedly funny and spiritually complex play examines the effects of one man’s awakening on himself and his family.

Adult language and themes.