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Alzheimer’s play to raise funds for research

Marilu Henner

A star cast will take the stage at the Shiley Theater on the campus of the University of San Diego, 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 for an ensemble reading of Act 1 of “Surviving Grace,” an original play by comedy writer Trish Vradenburg (“Designing Women,” “Family Ties,” “Kate and Allie”), and co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, a national advocacy organization committed to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020.

Blogger, playwright, ex-judge Lee Sarokin brings new script to North Coast Repertory Theatre for free reading event on Sept. 23

Lee Sarokin with his adopted dog, Lee-Lee. Maurice Hewitt

H. Lee Sarokin’s 84-year-long life has been rich in incidents, but what he is best known for took place in 1985, when, as a U.S. District Court judge in New Jersey, he reversed the 1967 murder conviction of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, concluding that Carter did not get a fair trial. The earlier decision, he wrote, was “predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.”

Actor to portray St. Francis Sept. 29 at All Hallows Parish in La Jolla

Mark Price as St. Francis

“The more I researched Francis the more I came to love and respect him,” said Price, who got into character by poring over 35 books on St. Francis, in addition to viewing French movies on his life from the 1950s.

La Jolla Playhouse’s Innovation Night will pay tribute to the late Duane Roth

Duane J. Roth (1950-2013)

La Jolla Playhouse’s Innovation Night (Wednesday, Nov. 20) will honor Duane Roth, the late CEO of CONNECT and co-chair of the Playhouse’s inaugural Innovation Night in 2007.

Rock icon’s sweeping music fills ‘The Last Goodbye’

Talisa Friedman stars as Juliet and Jay armstrong Johnson as Romeo in ‘The Last Goodbye,’ a new musical fusing Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with the songs of the late Jeff Buckley. Courtesy

“The Last Goodbye,” which opens Sept. 22 at The Old Globe Theatre, resonates with the music and lyrics of the late singer- songwriter Jeff Buckley. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” by Michael Kimmel, the show has heard one critic call it, “the most thrilling rock musical of the past 20 years.”

A common thread weaves two repertory gems together

The cast of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and ‘Travesties.’ Manny Fernandes

Cygnet Theatre’s artistic director, Sean Murray, will produce two plays in repertory this fall — Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award- winning, absurdly hilarious, “Travesties,” and Oscar Wilde’s amusing classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Superior vocals carry ‘Man with a Load of Mischief’ at North Coast Rep

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North Coast Rep’s ‘Man with a Load of Mischief’ turns a tale of what might have been into a tale of what is!

He Walks! He Talks! He Paints! Picasso to ‘come alive’ in one-man show at San Diego REP

Herbert Siguenza channels the master artist in “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso,” coming soon to San Diego REP. J. Katarzyna Woronowicz

If there’s one 20th century artist who’s a household name, it’s Picasso. A master of many media, he lived long and prospered, a self-created legend in his time. This month, artist/actor/writer Herbert Siguenza, co-founder of the award-winning Latino comedy troupe Culture Clash, is bringing his one-man show about the Spanish-born, French-bred artist to the San Diego Repertory Theatre, where “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” was first work-shopped in 2010.

AMC La Jolla opens with upgrades

Recliner seats are among the new features at AMC Theatres La Jolla 12 following a major renovation.

AMC Theatres La Jolla 12, at 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, is striving to become the best way to experience a movie in San Diego. Every seat in the theater is now a recliner, and AMC removed some seating in each auditorium to allow guests more space to recline or stretch their legs.

Lords and Ladies! Time for a manor-born musical at North Coast Rep

Rick Simas directs 'Man with a Load of Mischief.'

The nobleman isn’t noble, the lackey is no lackey, the lady is no lady, and the maid is no maiden in Ben Tarver’s “Man with a Load of Mischief” playing through September at North Coast Repertory Theatre.

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