A hilarious hit, now running for seven years in London, "The 39 Steps" is Hitchcock's classic spy thriller as if it were told by Monty Python. Four actors play dozens of characters in a wild theatrical ride that is riveting, magical and very, very funny.
Three years ago the actor/writer Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash) had the audacity to write an original play and star as Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist in modern history. The REP hosted a three-week workshop that quickly became a sensation. Now, after polishing the fully realized work into a critical success that wowed audiences in L.A., the Bay Area, Houston and Denver, Siguenza’s one-man tour de force returns stronger than a bull in a china shop.
Set in England, the play reveals how a flamboyant tour guide who loves to embellish the history behind an English country house butts heads with a fact-conscious official at the house. According to The New York Times review, the play is “a female version of the archetypal Shaffer play,” describing Lettice, the central character, as “a lover of history and theater and a sworn enemy of all in life that is ‘mere.’''
The play enjoyed one of the longest runs in London theatrical history – 768 performances during its two-year run. Shaffer made some slight modifications for its Tony-nominated New York production, which ran for 286 performances.
A tale of revenge, redemption and love will be played out in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” directed by Keith Anderson. This light and airy fairy tale, considered Shakespeare’s last comedy, displays some of his finest poetry and his mastery over English blank verse. He also inserts a serious theme: the reconciliation of a family after a sordid betrayal and attempted murder. Free performances; donations are kindly accepted. General seating on a first-come basis the day of the performance.
Come on down for the best steak dinner ( barbecued to order!) from the Coronado Ladies Auxiliary/VFW Post #2422 and the Coronado's summer concert series. The $12 steak dinner ( w/baked potato, salad, roll & all the trimmings) is a fundraiser each week. Arrive early to pick-up your dinner at the VFW at 557 Orange Avenue, which is right across the street from the concert. Adults and kids alike will dance, laugh, break bread and most of all listen to great music in one of our favorite parks on the island. Each week offers a new band such as Betamaxx, Zoo2 (U2 Tribute), High Street, Iliana Rose Cuban Band, Desperado (Eagles Tribute), Liquid Blue, US Marine Band, ROCKOLA, Sue Palmer Band, Navy Southwest Wind Ensemble & MORE. Concerts normally start at 6pm. COME EARLY & get a good spot for your blanket, chairs or wagon. Please note, no dogs are allowed.