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3124 Star Starred
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525
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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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7 reviews
2 stars
This theater will only seat you in the last 2 rows no matter what the seating availability or when you purchased your tickets. Goldstar does not state this in the description of the seating, only describing the section and providing a seating chart. Very misleading.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The History Boys"
53 ratings
3.8 average rating
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16 reviews
27 stars
attended Feb 21 2009

Everything that needed to be said, has been said. My two stars speaks for itself. BTW to Buglake's comment, "...so as could be expected, the audience was... elderly, we'll say. During some of the lulls in the action on stage, I noted several...continued

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97 reviews
142 stars
attended Feb 26 2009

BRAVO! ! ! ! After reading the earlier local reviews on here I nearly passed on seeing this. But I am SO glad that I didn't listen. It strikes me as odd that none of our local reviewers mentioned the underlying theme of homo-eroticism and sexual...continued

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38 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 19 2009

It is extremely rare that I write a negative review of a show. However, this show was worse than bad - a real DOG. British humor - ug! The theatre was good, nice location for an evening dinner and then walk to the show - but the writing and the...continued

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Description

The History Boys

by Alan Bennett

Directed by Sean Murray

The 2006 Tony Award for Best Play went to this comedy/drama about a bunch of bright, funny boys in a British boarding school who are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and acceptance at a good university–generally in that order.

In their efforts, they are helped by a maverick history teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes unorthodox ways, and by a young teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. Alan Bennett raises, with gentle wit, universal questions about the nature of history, how it is taught and questions the purpose of education today.

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.