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Diversionary Theatre Embraces ‘Chosen Family’ in Season That Includes Comedy (and the Go-Gos Too)

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Jo Anne Glover as Mary Wooley and Tamara McMillian as Jeannette Marks in “Bull in a China Shop,” a 2018 Diversionary Theater production. Photo by Daren Scott

The Diversion Theatre The upcoming season includes a revival, local and American premieres, and a work by a San Diego-based playwright.

The theater’s 37th season, officials said, celebrates the select family’s “legacy with a focus on community involvement, arts education and an inspiring program of new and classic work.”

Plays begin in December, with four-show passes starting at $100 (and discounts available for students, educators, military and seniors).

The Season 2022-23 includes:

  • The mystery of Irma Veppby Charles Ludlam and directed by Matt M. Morrow – described as “a queer comedic masterpiece”, the show combines gothic horror, Victorian romance and classic B-movies presented through the lens of two actors.
  • The high table, by Temi Wilkey, directed by Bibi Mama – a hilarious and honest story of genealogy and love as family on earth frowns upon Tara and Leah’s upcoming nuptials, but Tara’s ancestry? They approve and decide to intervene.
  • The monsters of American cinema, by playwright Christian St. San Diego-based Croix – centers on Remy, a black man who owns his late husband’s drive-in while acting as guardian to his wife’s straight, white teenage son. How are they tied? They start with the classic horror movies shown at the drive-in.
  • Head over heelsfeaturing songs by The Go-Go’s, based on Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney, original book by Jeff Whitty, adapted by James Magruder and directed by Matt M. Morrow – prefer a new world where diversity is celebrated and ladies lead the way? Try this tale with an 80s vibe.

Executive artistic director Matt Morrow said “this season has been planned with such light and love” to address the impact of real-world situations like the ongoing pandemic and developments from the Supreme Court.

The 2022/2023 season also includes the Fall Fresh Festival in October and November, which celebrates the one-year anniversary of Diversionary’s Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret.

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