Theater, San Diego
Now playing, "ESPRESSO!"
Well, that's how the sign read at the time. "Espresso's" long, long, long run is over now and who knows what will be playing during your visit.
Since it was built in 1986 This Theater has had several names, Originally The Deane Theatre a year later it was changes to Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre, then The Horton Grand Theatre. The one thing that's stayed the same is it's location next to the Horton Grand Hotel, one of my favorites. It is near plenty of restaurants to stop in for dinner or a drink, before and after the play.
This is not a flashy place, understated you might say. A flat brick building with only an awning and big sign painted in the window to let you know what it is. One would not normally think of The Gaslamp Quarter and The Theatre at the same time, or maybe some would. It is now home to The Lamb's Player's Theatre.
The Lamb's Player's Theatre is a leading non-profit organization which also offers a dynamic Educational Outreach. Their reputation in San Diego is very good.
They have another theatre in Coronado, but it is at the Horton Grand Theatre that their longer running plays are presented. Of course, it's useless to mention what is playing now, so be sure to check their website for dates of your visit here before making plans.
Dress Code: Dress your best.
Even though this is not "Broadway," it still feels good to walk into the theater in style.
The critically acclaimed inaugural production of Mo'olelo Performing Arts company, "remains" tells the story of a young Muslim American college student studying at Tel Aviv University and traveling in Israel and the occupied territories. The 90 minute play runs through October 3rd. Post show discussions by groups such as the Israeli Palestinian Dialoge Group San Diego follow most performances.
Also view the beautiful art installation "Parallel Visions" featuring paintings from middle eastern artists.
Great theatre, great way to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and hopefully help make the world a more peaceful place
Dress Code: Casual attire