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Season 39

CONNECTIONS

2024/2025

 

Introducing Diversionary Theatre’s Season 39:  Connections

At Diversionary Theatre, we are committed to fostering connections and building bridges within our community in San Diego. As we embark on Season 39, our programming is centered around universal themes that resonate deeply with audiences from all walks of life, emphasizing the power of love and the intricacies of human connections.

Through a carefully curated selection of three compelling stories, we aim to explore the diverse facets of love and relationships, inviting our audience to reflect on how we love and who we love. These narratives serve as poignant reminders of our shared humanity and the common threads that bind us together, transcending boundaries of race, gender, and orientation.

Each production in Season 39 is a testament to the transformative and unifying force of love, showcasing the beauty of acceptance, understanding, and empathy. As we come together to experience these powerful stories, we invite our community members to join us on a journey of exploration and connection, celebrating the rich tapestry of human experiences.

Join us at Diversionary Theatre as we embark on a season of love, compassion, and celebration of our shared humanity. Together, let us discover the profound connections that bind us all.

Welcome to Season 39!

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 2024/25 – Starting at just $55! 

 

DECADE SPONSOR: Joann Clark
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MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET West Coast Premiere 

Book, Lyrics and Music by Mark Sonnenblick
Conceived by Sam Bolen, Max Friedman and Mark Sonnenblick
Directed by Stephen Brotebeck
October 24 – November 17, 2024 / Opening Night on November 2, 2024

It’s 1965 in Greenwich Village. In an illegal backroom cabaret called The Never Get, lovers Trevor and Arthur perform an act that unabashedly celebrates gay romance for like-minded audiences. As they croon their way toward the end of a revolutionary decade, facing the conflicting promises of professional success and personal liberation—will their relationship survive? Featuring a lush and seductive score inspired by the Great American Songbook, Midnight at the Never Get is a dreamy musical meditation on memory, personal and political courage, and the enduring power of love.

WE ARE CONTINUOUS — San Diego Premiere

by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Kian Kline-Chilton
February 13 – March 9, 2025 / Opening Night on February 22, 2025

The son. The mother. The husband. Can they ever really know each other—or will there always be a chasm between them? When a crisis forces a gay Black man, his white lover, and his estranged mother to come together in face of the devout patriarch and insidious ideology that threatens to tear them apart, will the delicate foundations of their relationships begin to show cracks? Or will their personal bonds strengthen in the face of adversity? This uncompromising, intelligent, and lyrical play is a frank and profound exploration of family, self-discovery, and acceptance.

MERRY ME West Coast Premiere

by Hansol Jung
May 8 – June 1, 2025 / Opening Night on May 17, 2025

While a mysterious blackout leaves a navy stranded near enemy territory, the libidinous Lieutenant Shane Horne puts her very specific talents to use, including with the general’s wife. Meanwhile, a famed Angel sends the Navy’s psychiatrist on an epic quest to save humanity. A subversive, sapphic sex farce of classically epic proportions, Merry Me is a madcap and mischievous mashup of ancient mythology and restoration comedy—and an ode to female pleasure.

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