Venue Details

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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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"The Listener"
12 ratings
4.6 average rating
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32 events
10 reviews
15 stars
attended Jun 15 2008

Intriguing play, fabulous actor's and tight production. Loved the physicality of the play. Thought provoking and led to interesting discussions with our group afterwards. A unique and enjoyable theater experience.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 25 2008

Wonderfully written and acted! We loved it!

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18 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 15 2008

And my friends who attended with me thought it was excellant. The writing was fantastic, and so was the acting. Well done! Thanks for an entertaining evening!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Adams spins language like a juggler twirls chainsaws. What could be dangerous and lumbering becomes deft and surprisingly graceful” —Oakland Tribune


Al Gore was right—the planet was doomed! But humanity could not hear his warning. Now, generations later, earth has been junked and a band of “unfit” humans ekes out a meager existence among the remnants of the past. These residents of Junk City have created a dystopian society where everyone has a place and everyone follows the rules. The Listener’s job is to search for signs of life with the help of the sacred short-wave radio. When she is contacted by a visitor from New Earth (aka the moon) offering salvation, she has to make some decisions. Just which rules are worth breaking?

In this science-fiction play, the distinctive characters and satirical use of pop culture as semi-religious icons draw the audience into a sometimes horrific, sometimes funny, but always intriguing future.

Liz Duffy Adams (playwright) recently received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award, the Frederick Loewe Award in Music-Theatre, and a Playground commission from Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis. Plays include Neon Mirage (anthology play, Humana Festival 2006; published by Playscripts, Inc.); _Dog Act _(co-production, Shotgun Players and Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco; winner of the Will Glickman Award for Best New Play; Humana Festival Finalist; published in Theatre Bay Area magazine); Wet, or Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes (Humana Festival Finalist, SPF workshop); One Big Lie; The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It, or The Train Play; A Wrinkle in Time; and more. Publications include Poodle with Guitar and Dark Glasses in Applause Books’ Best American Short Plays 2000-2001, numerous monologues and short plays in anthologies from Heinemann and Smith & Kraus, and several plays published by Playscripts, Inc. 

Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (director) is a founder and Artistic Director of Moxie Theatre. She was recently awarded the Des McAnuff New Visions Award for her risk-taking leadership at Moxie Theatre and her body of work in 2006. Before Moxie, Delicia worked as Artistic Associate for San Diego Repertory Theatre as a part of the TCG’s New Generations Program: Future Leaders. Delicia was twice a recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship in New York and is an alumna of the New York Drama League’s Directors Program. Some San Diego directing credits include Bluebonnet Court (co-pro with Diversionary Theatre), Rhubarb, The Treatment, Pulp (co-pro with Diversionary), Gibson Girl, Dog Act, and Kimberly Akimbo, all for Moxie; _Fences _for Cygnet Theatre; Miss Witherspoon, Intimate Apparel and Proof for San Diego REP; Fit to be Tied for Diversionary Theatre; _Hamlet _and Prelude to A Kiss for New Village Arts; Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Children of Heracles and Kimberly Akimbo for 6th @ Penn Theatre; and many plays for the Playwrights Project and Fritz Blitz.