Shy Englishman Charlie BAker finds himself in a rural Georgia fishing lodge where everyone comes to believe he doesn't speak English. And we're off on one wilde adventure! We open our 2014 Season with one of the funniest plays of the 20th Century!
La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 17 – March 2, 2014. This year’s DNA New Work Series features a workshop production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington (seen on stage in the Playhouse’s productions of Memphis and The Wiz), directed by Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show). Tickets for the DNA New Work Series go on sale January 15. Tickets for the Blueprints to Freedom workshop are $15 and free for the readings (reservations required); all seats are general admission. For more information, please call the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or visit LaJollaPlayhouse.org.
Playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur) pulls out all the stops in a deliciously witty, over-¬‐the-¬‐top farce, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, a San Diego premiere presented by North Coast Repertory Theatre. As in Molière’s The Misanthrope upon which it is based, the elaborately costumed characters play out their decadent lives in elegant 17th century French drawing rooms. However, the situations and scandals are decidedly 21st century ― frivolous lawsuits, sleazy lawyers, flip-¬‐flops, and rock ‘n roll ―to name a few. In a stunning display of verbal acrobatics, Ives has his scheming, gossiping characters speak in hilarious rhyming couplets that will leave the audience weak with laughter as they anticipate the zinger that always comes. Be prepared for an evening of unabashed merriment.
Is it a magic elixir or just a bottle of cheap Bordeaux? Nemorino desperately wants to marry the wealthy and out-of-his-league Adina and turns to an "elixir of love" in hopes of winning her, spends all his money and has to enlist to get cash for more. A romantic comedy of Hollywood proportions with far more satisfactory results.
The theme of the 2014 Maritime Economic Development Workshop is Tackling Port Economic Development Challenges and Measuring Effectiveness. Port authorities and their private-sector partners invest a great deal of time and money into outreach and marketing activities to attract customers, generate business, address stakeholder concerns and uniquely "brand" their organization. In the near-term, the results of these efforts are often difficult to quantify or measure. This workshop will incorporate presentations from experts, along with interactive, facilitated problem-solving discussions, to identify key economic development challenges at ports, recommend methods for solving them, and discuss measurement techniques to help ensure a port's limited resources are being used most effectively.
Hosted by the Merced County Legal Professionals Association and Stanislaus County Legal Professionals Association, and themed “Weekend in Europe.” During the conference, there will be several educational opportunities available to the Conference attendees, as well as the Modesto legal community. If you are interested in registering for the conference or attending any of these classes, please go online at www.sdlsa.org and use the link on our Calendar of Events to obtain registration forms, or go online at www.lsi.org.