A Weekend With Pablo Picasso

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

My hubby and I had the pleasure of attending “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre this week. I wasn’t too sure if we would like it but we really did. It made for a great date night experience. We attended a Taste of Downtown San Diego and then headed to the theater. The San Diego Rep even has a full bar and lounge area that you can enjoy before heading into the theater.

I had to share this image of the event flyer. I thought it was done well and I love the color usage.

“A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” is a one man show about the life of Pablo Picasso. The actor shows how a typical weekend (one filled with impossible deadlines for an artist) would go for Picasso. The show explores Picasso’s highs and lows, his daily life of working late hours, his thought process, his scary dreams, his political views and his thoughts on love, life and sex. The show really painted a great picture for the life of Picasso.

I have always heard bits and pieces of Picasso’s history but it was really nice to see everything put together in one unique show. Check it out and let met know what you think!

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.” 

“There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats.” -Picasso

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

About the Show (provided by scatenadaniels)
San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” a one-man show that has wowed audiences nationally in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Houston and Denver. The production was born at a three-week workshop at San Diego REP where actor Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash wrote the original play and starred as Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist in modern history. Siguenza is back with his polished, fully-realized and critically acclaimed work and is ready to show San Diego audiences his finished product. “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” was created and stars Siguenza and is directed by Todd Salovey, who is also the associate artistic director of San Diego REP. Previews for “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” began Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Opening night was Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 in the Lyceum Space. The schedule includes three performances in Spanish on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.

Siguenza gave birth to “A Weekend With Pablo Picasso” in San Diego in 2010 as a workshop production, and has been traveling the country with Salovey to grow and develop the production. What audiences will see this season is a completed work. “It is such an inspiring story about Picasso’s passion to create and his talent for being an artist who was ‘forever young,’” said Todd Salovey, associate artistic director, San Diego REP. “I love working with Herb who paints, writes, and channels Picasso. I love exploring the work of this master painter who kept changing and transforming and finding new ways to celebrate freedom and express his world.”

Picasso was the first rock star artist – a ferocious pacifist, obsessive art maker, flamboyantly opinionated philosopher and self-proclaimed clown who relished his passionate views about love, death, war, beauty, eternity, and creativity. Siguenza’s is an exercise in multi-media performance as he draws and paints onstage, recreating many of Picasso’s masterworks live and in real time during every performance. In fact, the bull fight painting Siguenza creates live on stage will be sold as a fundraising tool to support San Diego REP’s new program called Amigos del Rep, which fosters and develops Latino entertainment for San Diego REP.

There will be three performances of “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” performed by Siguenza in Spanish. The dates are Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and are the final performances of the production. “There is a very large Spanish speaking demographic in the San Diego area that has been underserved by all of the regional theatres in the area,” says Siguenza. “San Diego REP has produced many shows by Latino writers and themes but never a full-production in Spanish, which is the native and preferred tongue to many who live and work in the area. I want to prove that if a quality professional production in Spanish is produced, audiences will support it.”

About San Diego REPertory Theatre
San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. We promote a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. Founded in 1976, San Diego REPertory Theatre is downtown San Diego’s resident theatre, promoting a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values. The company produces and hosts over 300 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre. Since moving to the Lyceum, the REP has produced 39 main stage productions by Latino playwrights, and more than 40 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue, and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the REP with the Craig Noel Award “For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity.” San Diego REPertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego REPertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit www.sdrep.org. Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@SanDiegoREP).

Calendar Listing for “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” By Herbert Siguenza Directed by Todd Salovey   Dates: Sept. 7 to Oct. 6, 2013  (Opening Night is Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.)   En Español: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

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.    Please visit www.sdrep.org for specific days and times.

Theatre:
The Lyceum Space San Diego REPertory Theatre 79 Horton Plaza San Diego, Calif. 92101-6144   Prices: About $31-$62 / Students $18  Discounts for groups, seniors and military available. San Diego REP Box Office (619) 544-1000. Tickets available for purchase online at www.sdrep.org. Four hours free parking in the Horton Plaza Garage with validation at the theatre.

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A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

I received tickets to the event. All opinions are my own. 

BriGeeski

I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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4 Comments

  1. this looked like a really interesting play! I was so bummed to miss it!

    1. Hey Kate, You should check it out! The dates have extended through October 13th!

  2. I am a HUGE Picasso fan so I am hoping to get a chance to see this show!

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