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Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 22 members
Red Velvet 178 events 121 reviews

I found the play well written, with often funny and relevant local bits. The acting, as always, was outstanding. I particularly enjoyed the performance by the magnetic Francis Gercke. It's a treat to visit this venue; Cygnet always provides an...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Lois Mulcahey
59 events 52 reviews

I've read previous reviews and expected a terrific show. We were NOT disappointed. The ending was a shock, of course. The acting was terrific. Cygnet is such a great experience.

reviewed Feb 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from A
92 events 50 reviews

It's a play that is very "deep", so if you like that sort of thing, than you'll probably like just wasn't our style.

reviewed Jan 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bert Bloom
49 events 29 reviews

A wonderful story. Really made you think about individual needs vs the greater good. Jim Winker was amazing. would love to see him in other Cygnet shows.

reviewed Feb 04 2011 report as inappropriate
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The Tragedy of the Commons

by Stephen Metcalfe

Directed by Sean Murray

World Premiere!

Dakin Adams, a retired schoolteacher, spends his days writing and sending his thoughts – his blogs – out in the void that is the Internet. His wife, Macy, walks the dogs and gardens. It would seem the only thing they have in common anymore is their home, their memories and their love of “the view” – the Pacific Ocean as seen from the back deck of the house. But now their neighbor is selling and the new owner is coming in to tear down and rebuild – build “up” – and the view – and the fragile relationship of two people – is in ever-increasing jeopardy.

Cast List:*

*Manny Fernandesº…Alan

Monique Gaffney*…Diane

Frances Gerckeº…Spencer

Veronica Murphyº…Macy

Tim West…Carl

Jim Winker*…_Dakin

__º Resident Artist

  • Member of Actors Equity__

_Playwright Stephen Metcalfe:

His first produced screenplay was Jacknife. Based on his Off-Broadway play, Strange Snow, it starred Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris and Kathy Bates and was directed by British stage and screen veteran, David Jones. Metcalfe wrote and directed the 2000 film Beautiful Joe, starring Billy Connolly and Sharon Stone. Mr. Metcalfe’s stage plays include Loves & Hours, Vikings, Strange Snow, Sorrows and Sons, Pilgrims, Half a Lifetime, Emily, White Linen, Divirtimenti, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers and White Man Dancing. His plays continue to be produced in New York and at theaters through the United States as well as in Europe and Japan. _


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