Love, Death and Gossip: San Diego Theatre in May

This May, San Diego’s theatre line-up reads like the cover of a tabloid magazine with the promise of love, death and intrigue. From the fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet, to the stage version of the 1940’s movie, His Girl Friday, May is a great time to get into the gossip and head out to one of San Diego’s top theatres.

Shakespeare’s R & J at Cygnet Theatre

Shakespeare's R & J at Cygnet Theatre

Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of coming of age love, Romeo and Juliet, has been band from a repressive, parochial school for boys, but when four students discover a copy, they find the forbidden text strongly represents their own adolescent passion in this unique “play within a play” version of Romeo and Juliet.

Where: Cygnet Theatre – 4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
When: May 22 – June 16, 2013
Cost: $19-$54
> Get your tickets to Shakespeare’s R&J

Be a Good Little Widow at the Old Globe Theatre

Be a Good Little Widow at the Old Globe Theatre

What is the right way to grieve? This is the question young wife Melody must face when her husband’s business trip ends tragically in a plane crash. As Melody’s concerns make a drastic switch from which throw pillows look best to how to properly wear black, Be a Good Little Widow takes the audience through a bittersweet look at the sadness and humor that unites of life and death, grief and hope.

Where: The Old Globe Theatre – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 11 – June 9, 2013
Cost: Tickets start at $29
> Get your tickets to Be a Good Little Widow

His Girl Friday at the La Jolla Playhouse

His Girl Friday at the La Jolla Playhouse

Immortalized by Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the 1940 movie of the same name, His Girl Friday is a fast-talking comedy set in a 1939 Chicago press room. Reporter Hildy Johnson is just about to leave the paper for good when her editor/ex-husband tempts her with the scoop of a lifetime. The lure of fame and rekindled romance prove more than she can resist.

Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: May 28 – June 30, 2013
Cost: Tickets start at $15
> Get your tickets to His Girl Friday

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About Maren

San Diego raised and New York City educated, I trained as a classical singer before switching to tourism marketing. Now I love telling the world about San Diego's diverse offerings, from live music to live uni. As a friend recently told me, "tough job."

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

For me, a perfect day always involves something I haven't done before. And even though I grew up  in San Diego, there is SO much to do I can usually find a way to make any day ideal. Next on the list is paragliding at Torrey Pines. I also need to meet more people with boats. Anyone?

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

I am a sucker for street fairs, county fairs, music festivals and block parties. The weather is always nice, the food is always sinful and the people are always interesting. I've been to the San Diego County Fair 3 times already!!!

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Tacos. Why does this question not include tacos? Fish tacos, carne asada, carnitas, shrimp, lobster, chorizo, vegetarian- I don't care. Put it in a corn tortilla and give it to me. Or any creation by the fabulous Jason Knibb over at 9-10 Restaurant in La Jolla.

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Confession: I don't buy! I Pandora. I love everything from Tuvan throat singing to Lady Gaga. But seriously, Mahler's 2nd Symphony. Listen to it. Then we can talk.

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