May Theatre Events

5.1-29: Our Lady of Kibeho
Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd., College Area
858.598.7620, moxietheatre.com

A Rwandan girl's claims to have seen Virgin Mary stir skepticism, fear and ultimately faith within the community.

 

5.19-6.19: Stupid F**cking Bird
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs St., Old Town
619.337.1525, cygnettheatre.com

A hat tip to Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, Cygnet's performance juxtaposes young and old characters with past and present problems, proving that growing up is for the birds.

 

5.5-6.1: The Boy Who Danced On Air
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Blvd., Ste.
101, University Heights
619.220.0097, diversionary.org

Confined by an Afghan tradition that makes them a wealthy man's private property, two boys find their spirits tested further when they fall in love with each other.

 

5.6-8: Romeo and Juliet
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown
619.235.9500, spreckels.net

City Ballet of San Diego graces the stage, amping up elegant dance with sword-fighting to tell Shakespeare's timeless tale of love and tragedy.

5.7-15: Great Scott
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

International opera diva Arden Scott returns to her roots to save her hometown opera house, but there's a catch: The Super Bowl is the same evening as her pivotal premiere.

 

5.10-6.12: Hollywood
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla
858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org

Honing in on director William Desmond Taylor's unsolved murder in 1922, this world-premiere thriller trails attempts to silence the scandal amid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception.

 

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5.13-6.19: Camp David
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org

Pop by the president's retreat  in 1978, when, for 13 days, Israeli, Egyptian and U.S. leaders smoothed out an agreement for the far-flung concept of peace in Middle East.

 

5.20-8.7: Jesus Christ Superstar
Welk Theatre San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido
888.802.7469, welkresorts.com

This 40-year-old rock opera tells the story of Jesus Christ's final days before his crucifixion as seen through the eyes of disciple Judas Iscariot.

5.27-6.12: 42nd Street
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown
619.235.9500, sdmt.org

Cheer for the underdog in this production that revolves around dancer Peggy Sawyer and her dreams to go from chorus girl to Broadway star.

 

5.28-6.26: Tokyo Fish Story
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org

Sushi, anyone? Master chef Koji's acclaimed restaurant in Tokyo is in dire need of a generational facelift, and his prote?ge? has to break it to him.

 

5.31-6.5: Newsies
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

Before they made headlines, they delivered papers. This Tony Award- winning Disney musical rehashes The Newsboys Strike of 1899, when New York paperboys put their foot down for better wages.

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