Curtain rises on a variety of theatrical events in San Diego this week

Curtain rises on a variety of theatrical events in San Diego this week
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By Hoodline - Published on November 18, 2019.

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: There are plenty of stage performances on tap in San Diego this week, from a thought-provoking look at Japanese-American internment during World War II ("Hold the Truths") to an exploration of pawn-shop politics ("American Buffalo") and more.

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'Hold These Truths'

From the event description:

Join us for a play that's been hailed by the Huffington Post as “Stunning! A brilliant portrayal of a genuine hero.” "Hold These Truths" sheds light on an unfortunate time in American history — the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. But the real beauty of art like this is its ability to inject both heart and humor into a subject so challenging. 

When: Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 21-24; curtain times vary
Where: The Lyceum Space, 79 Horton Plaza
Price: $26-$51
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8 Nights of 'Eight Nights'

From the event description:

This is a series of staged readings of a new play by Jennifer Maisel, on eight different nights in eight different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over. "Eight Nights" tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. Rebecca, a young Holocaust survivor and refugee, is finally free to start anew in the United States, as she confronts the past that haunts her, alongside her father, husband, friends, daughter and granddaughter. The play takes place over the eight nights of Hanukkah, spanning eight decades of Rebecca’s life, gracefully weaving together heart-aching moments with dark yet life-affirming humor.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive
Price: $9
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'American Buffalo'

From the event description:

Winner of the 1977 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play and adapted into a film in 1996, "American Buffalo" is a funny, gritty glimpse into the dark underbelly of coin collecting and pawn-shop politics and asks the question: What would you do for a nickel? This exploration of greed, strained loyalties, and busted American dreams is an early celebrated work by David Mamet, the writer of "Glengarry Glen Ross," "The Untouchables" and "Wag The Dog." It stars San Diego award-winning actors Francis Gercke and Richard Baird and is directed by Rosina Reynolds.

When: Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Where: Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 930 Tenth Ave.
Price: $17.50
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44% Off Improv Comedy Show

From the Old Town Improv Co. deal description:

Top San Diego improvisors deliver hilarious, family-friendly shows with no scripts and no safety nets. See improv that ranges from shorts—similar to "Who’s Line Is It Anyway?" —to live, improvised musicals.

Where: 2415 San Diego Ave.
Price: $10 (44% off regular price)
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