Detroit at the San Diego Reperatory Theatre

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Mimosa before the show. Cheers!

Just coming back from an adventure at the Oscars (another blog post altogether), I can see how if you love acting you want to do your best. The best go on to the award show circuits.  They prepare and practice over and over again until finally it’s show time.

One of the best places to see original stories is the San Diego Rep.  It was Detroit for 2 hours in San Diego.  The play was called Detroit though there was no mention of where they were. The play could be called America, because this could happen anywhere. The premise of this story is centered around new neighbors from different socio-economic backgrounds finding things out about each other, in the weirdest ways possible. Twists and turns and lots of BBQs, this is all I will say. There were fun moments and then there were WTF moments. The first half definitely was different from the second half, of course there is a twist.   There is always a dramatic twist, that is the formula of a good story. The thought of the purpose of life and work crossed my mind after watching Detroit. It is something to see an actor act, imaging all the work to the preparation; all those lines they memorize, all the practice, and all the sweat and tears. The reward of fulfilling the audience’s expectations of good story told, the satisfaction of giving them your best work and the appreciation paid in applause. Rinse and repeat. That is why the mission of the REP is to provide intimate, exotic, provocative theatre to feed the curious soul. This show is good for those 16 and up. There is one more show left for this season at the Rep.  Red coming March 28-April 27th. Then on to their 39th Season TBA.  If you have seen a San Diego REP show, let me know in the comments.

DETROIT

Dates: Feb. 22 to March 16, 2014  (Opening: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014) Performances are Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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