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2859 Star Starred
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
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11 events
3 reviews
5 stars
Food and drink is available for purchase prior and during the intermission at the outdoor bar/patio area. Almost adjacent is the historic Cosmopolitan Hotel that until mid-December has a dinner or lunch special.
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6 events
2 reviews
67 stars
Arrive early... Dress seems to be as fancy or casual as you want to make it (temp is not an issue)... Although all seats are very good -- those in the middle are of course the best....
A Christmas Carol
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"The Piano Lesson"
48 ratings
4.4 average rating
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155 events
87 reviews
54 stars
attended Jan 21 2010

these guys were great!
awesome play

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162 events
116 reviews
74 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

We enjoyed the play very much, and thanks to Cygnet for making it possible for us to go. The play was powerful, with superb actors. The writing was outstanding, with family/friends situations easy to identify with. Absorbing and fascinating.

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31 events
9 reviews
15 stars
attended Jan 29 2010

The play is a work of art. This production is beautiful. Don't miss it.

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August Wilson won his second Pulitzer Prize for this haunting drama. It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money quickly. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

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.