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3336 Star Starred
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
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70 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
4 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

"The Piano Lesson"
49 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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168 events
120 reviews
75 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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36 events
10 reviews
22 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.