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The Lyceum Stage
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
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40 events
30 reviews
68 stars
PARKING: A $10 parking pass was available for Horton Plaza OR the NBC garage. As I was not certain I was going to make it on time, I chanced Horton Plaza and was delighted with the validation and pass.
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36 events
11 reviews
4 stars
Parking in the parking structure can be a bit confusing. Fortunately found a security guard. When I told him where I thought I had parked, he explained there was another area with similar markings and then directed me there. Also the parking structure has recently reduced hours of free validated parking from 3 or 4 hours to one. So the next time you drive to this venue and plan to park in the structure, verify if the performance provides parking validation for the entire duration of the show.
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"So Here's the Thing"
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3.4 average rating
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You know them all: the needy ex-girlfriend, the guy with a commitment problem, the ex-trophy wife, the hermaphrodite … O.K., perhaps not the last one, but these and several other easily recognizable characters all come to the stage in the brand new musical, “So Here’s the Thing …”

With a cast of eleven distinct personalities, the play tells its entertaining story from four separate perspectives, all of which soon overlap.

The first tale, for instance, is told by Jade Hillman, the rebellious teenage daughter with a pill-popping, alcoholic, several-surgeries-later mother and an infatuation with her gay best friend. Several scenes later, her brother Paul returns home from college with his roommate Shayne. While Paul suffers the perils of falling for the wrong girl, Shayne, born a hermaphrodite, is faced with a new hurdle as he discovers yet another “condition.” Other characters include the twentysomething best-friends-since-forever girls, the gymrat, the “nice guy,” and the bisexual player.

Each of their stories eventually meld into the surprising and sobering climax as they speak on issues of commitment, timing, choices and fate.