DangerHouse Productions

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

 The Blood Countess, written and directed by Kevin Six, is a play about the folly of following vampirism; the American obsession with staying young; and what women sacrifice for beauty. Featuring lots of special effects and, yes, blood.

Show times for The Blood Countess are February 16 through March 3, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Saturday performances are Rave Nights with dancing and drinks after the show. There will be a special Valentine’s Day show, which is also a DangerHouse Gala, on Feburay 14. All shows are at the Victory Theater, 2558 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102.

Tickets are $15 General Admission; $10 for Senior/Student/Military. There are a limited number of $5 on-stage seats each night, but purchasers are asked to read the disclaimer carefully before purchasing. Tickets may be purchased via e-mail at info@dangerhouse13.com, and by calling 619-663-5652.


Bach Collegium San Diego

Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD) presents its first ever dance collaboration on February 3 and 4, 2012, with a program featuring all-new choreography by Yolande Snaith, Head of Dance Theatre at the University of California, San Diego.

“J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue” features contemporary dance set to Baroque music by the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach, with five dancers bringing to life the human passions of joy, temptation, grief, and hope expressed in selections from Bach’s Art of Fugue and Cantata arias. The guest director is acclaimed chamber musician and conductor Rodolfo Richter, leader of Britain’s Academy of Ancient Music. Joining solo alto Angela Young Smucker on stage will be eight musicians and five dancers.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, 2012, at UCSD’s Theatre and Dance Department. Performances will be preceded by an informal discussion on the music, beginning promptly at 6.45p.m. ID required).  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the BCSD website.


Diversionary Theatre

“Next Fall,” by Geoffrey Nuffts,  directed by James Vasquez, featuring Matt McGrath, Stewart Calhoun, Tony Houck, John Whitley, Jacque Wilke, and Shana Wride runs from February 16 through March 25, 2012.  “Next Fall” is a witty and intelligent play about faith, devotion and unconventional love.

Luke believes in God.  Adam believes in everything else.  “Next Fall” portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support… and answers.

Performances are at Diversionary Theatre 4545 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92116. Previews Feb. 16 and 17. Official opening night is Saturday, February 18. Ticket prices are $31.00-$33, Previews (Feb. 16 & 17) $20.00.


Old Globe – Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

 “Dividing the Estate,” by Horton Foote and directed by Michael Wilson, runs through February 12. Nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, “Dividing the Estate” is Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote’s knowing comedy about family, money and greed. Living in present day Texas and ruled by octogenarian matriarch Stella, the family must confront their past as they prepare for an uncertain future when their family fortune begins to diminish. Stella’s children debate whether or not they should divide the estate while their mother is still alive in order to ensure themselves financial independence.

“An Enemy of the People,” Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrick Ibsen’s play, is directed by Christy Yael and Sean Cox, and runs through February 19.

Prosperity seems to be looming on the horizon for a seacoast town in Maine. A health spa created from the local springs prompts hopes of major economic growth. There is hardly cause for concern that visitors to the community have been getting sick. But then Dr. Stockmann discovers that the town’s water is poisoned and reports it to the authorities. Instead of being hailed as a hero, Stockmann’s good deed has the potential to ruin the town’s financial security, and he is labeled an enemy of the people. Prosperity vs. Honesty: a passionate choice.

Perhaps the greatest playwright of the 19th century, Henrik Ibsen wrote of his outrage at a society that refuses to recognize the truth. This adaptation by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller presents the powerful study of an honest man being persecuted because of his insistence on telling that truth. The inspiration for the Academy Award winning film “JAWS,” Ibsen’s play is a penetrating exploration of what happens when the truth comes up against the will of the majority.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

PHOTO EDITORS:  Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.


Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company

“How I Got That Story,” a play by Amlin Gray and directed by Seema Sueko, will run February 23 through March 18. Hailed as “one of the most original and powerful plays ever to be done off-Broadway,” this production will reunite actors Brian Bielawski and Greg Watanabe from Mo`olelo’s 2010 production of “Yellow Face.”

First produced at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in 1979, “How I Got That Story” is a two-man “nightmare comedy” about an eager newspaper reporter from Dubuque who travels to a country called “Ambo-land, a fictional representation of Vietnam, to cover the war. His convictions of truth in journalism and his perceptions of objectivity are challenged as he ping pongs from his bureau chief to interactions with protesters, guerrillas, government officials, American soldiers, prostitutes, photo journalists and orphans. Serving as a microcosm of the United States’ involvement in foreign wars, the reporter is deeply transformed and lost by the end of the play. The play explores the human impact of war and the role of the media.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.moolelo.net, or by phone at (619) 342-7395.
The 10th Avenue Theatre is located at 930 10th Avenue in downtown San Diego. For information and tickets, visit www.moolelo.net, or call 619-342-7395.

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