Diversionary’s new production ‘Regrets Only’ opens Saturday, Aug. 30Entertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Friday, August 29th, 2014
SAN DIEGO — Diversionary Theatre will open its all-star uproarious new production: Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only this Saturday night at 8pm to a sold-out audience. The production features the Diversionary Theatre’s directorial debut of savvy local favorite Jessica John. The piece is a marvelous political satire based right smack in the middle of the tumultuous George W. Bush era. It’s an outlandish farce and a comedy of ‘Park Avenue manners’ where loyalty, marriage and civilities are vivaciously explored through the fabulous lives of high-society socialites Tibby McCullough (Kerry McCue) and her fashion-designing gay best friend (GBF) Hank Hadley (Andrew Oswald).
The piece takes place upon a glittering evening of charity events where Hank learns that Tibby’s husband Jack (Charles Maze) has been asked by the President to draft a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. This launches the three friends into an exploration of commitments to friendships, love, and political conviction.
The production began preview performances last Wednesday, August 20th. Some special events that will be featured around the production include:
BACKSTAGE THURSDAYS: Every Thursday performance during the run will feature a post-show talk back with the creative team behind ‘Regrets Only’.
GET SOCIAL FRIDAY (9/05): Contact our box office for special “tweet seats” that allow social media-savvy audiences to live tweet during the production!
WEDDING FAIR: Paul Rudnick addresses marriage equality from the perspective of high society socialites in his hilarious and poignant play Regrets Only. To highlight this theme, we are hosting a Gay Wedding Fair on Sunday September 7th starting at 12pm and ending just before our 2pm performance.
INDUSTRY NIGHT (9/15): This special Monday night showing is specifically for other theatre-makers in the San Diego community that usually work during Diversionary productions.
Tickets are available now at www.diversionary.org, by calling 619-220-0097 or by visiting 4545 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92116. Single ticket prices range from $25-50 (Prices are subject to change). Senior, military, and student discounts are offered. Group rates are available!
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