30 and Under - $20 Tickets
Are you 30 or under?
Looking to get your culture fix? Theatre lovers who are 30 years old and younger can purchase specially priced $20 tickets as part of the Playhouse's 30 and Under program.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Tickets available for most performances – please refer to this webpage for available dates and times
- Limited number of seats available so buy early
- Area 2 seating only
- Tickets must be picked up at Will Call one hour before your performance begins
- Show I.D. when picking up tickets as proof of age
- Limit 2 tickets per ID/Order (If you purchase more than two tickets, you will be contacted by Patron Services and given a refund)
To find discounted 30 & Under seats, please click on the Buy Tickets button and make sure promo code "culturefix" appears in the upper-right corner of the calendar page.
Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin
September 8 – October 4, 2015
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
By Michael Benjamin Washington
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre
THE PORTRAIT OF REDEMPTION
In the sweltering political and racial heat of 1963, Bayard Rustin — the brilliant
proponent of non-violent civil disobedience — is assigned to orchestrate an unprecedented
march for jobs and freedom. Exiled from the Civil Rights Movement by both internal and
external forces, Rustin grapples with his last chance for professional restoration and
Blueprints to Freedom was first presented as part of the Playhouse’s DNA New Work Series.
Centerpiece of the
2015 Without Walls Festival (Oct 9-11)
September 29 – October 25, 2015
Mandell Weiss Forum
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Liz Lerman
Made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’
National Dance Project
MULTIMEDIA, MULTISENSORY HEALING
Healing Wars is a multisensory experience that blends dance,
storytelling and multimedia in an exploration of how soldiers and healers cope with the
physical and psychological wounds of war. Incorporating narratives from the American Civil
War, as well as a remarkable performance from a young Navy veteran, this powerful piece asks
how we as a nation recover from what seems like endless battles. Healing Wars
anchors the Playhouse’s highly-anticipated second Without Walls Festival.
Director and choreographer Liz Lerman is a MacArthur
“Genius Grant” Fellow and founder of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.
World-Premiere Play with Music
November 13 – December 10, 2015
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Co-created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
In association with Yale Repertory Theatre
THE PERILOUS LIFE OF A PLAY
Indecent is a world-premiere play with music inspired by the true events
surrounding the controversial 1922 Broadway debut of God of Vengeance — a work
considered by many to be a seminal work of Jewish culture, by others, a work of traitorous
libel. Alive with popular songs of the era, this deeply-moving piece charts the history of
an incendiary work, the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it, and the
evolving identity of the culturally-rich community that inspired its creation.
Paula Vogel is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of
How I Learned to Drive and The Long Christmas Ride Home.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
December 16, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Written and performed by Hershey Felder
Lyrics and music by Irving Berlin
Directed by Trevor Hay
In a virtuoso performance, award-winning showman and San Diego favorite Hershey Felder
(George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein) brings to life the remarkable story of
Irving Berlin, long thought of as America’s Composer. From the depths of anti-Semitism in
Czarist Russia, to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of the country and the
world, Irving Berlin’s story epitomizes capturing the American Dream. Featuring the
composer’s most popular and enduring songs, from “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Always,”
“Blue Skies,” “God Bless America,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “There’s No Business Like Show
Business,” to "White Christmas,” and the score of “Annie Get Your Gun,” Felder’s signature
creation of character and musical performance will make this evening with Irving Berlin an
unforgettable journey in song.
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