ion theatre

★★★★☆
  • 3704 6th Avenue

    San Diego, CA 92103

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  • 619-600-5020

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Going to the theatre can mean sitting through a long evening of mediocre acting, staging guffaws, and an all-around bland night out. Not at ion theatre, the most up-and-coming theatre company in San Diego who recently made a home in Hillcrest??s pint-sized black box at Pennsylvania and 6th Avenue. Founder Claudio Raygoza met partner Glenn Paris in 2006, two years after Ion was formally established, and the two dramatists have carved out a niche in the local theatre market by producing ??bold and daring works? that other companies will not touch. Competing with The Old Globe or the La Jolla Playhouse can be tough, but Ion perseveres by having a loyal company of actors and crew members that bring alternative plays to life by tapping into a fundamental rule of theatre: less is more. Sets are not too elaborate, actors are never upstaged by effects, and playwrights outside the Broadway circuit get a chance to showcase riveting works of modern drama. Student rush tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by contacting Ion ion in advance, plus some neighborhood eateries are teaming up with the company to give theatergoers an evening complete with food, music, and culture. ??At the heart of the work that Claudio and I are doing, is a passion for creating new work that??s provocative and raises an eyebrow,? says Paris. ??Ultimately we are both in theatre because we are interested in changing peoples lives and feel that theatre has the ability to do that.? Going to ion theatre means waking up the next day and a feeling that all you can think about is the play you saw the night before. Ion theatre deserves a A standing ovation to, the band of dramatists willing to go against the grain of movie-musicals and celebrity bio-plays to create innovative and moving works for the stage.

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Going to the theatre can mean sitting through a long evening of mediocre acting, staging guffaws, and an all-around bland night out. Not at ion theatre, the most up-and-coming theatre company in San Diego who recently made a home in Hillcrest??s pint-sized black box at Pennsylvania and 6th Avenue. Founder Claudio Raygoza met partner Glenn Paris in 2006, two years after Ion was formally established, and the two dramatists have carved out a niche in the local theatre market by producing ??bold and daring works? that other companies will not touch. Competing with The Old Globe or the La Jolla Playhouse can be tough, but Ion perseveres by having a loyal company of actors and crew members that bring alternative plays to life by tapping into a fundamental rule of theatre: less is more. Sets are not too elaborate, actors are never upstaged by effects, and playwrights outside the Broadway circuit get a chance to showcase riveting works of modern drama. Student rush tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by contacting Ion ion in advance, plus some neighborhood eateries are teaming up with the company to give theatergoers an evening complete with food, music, and culture. ??At the heart of the work that Claudio and I are doing, is a passion for creating new work that??s provocative and raises an eyebrow,? says Paris. ??Ultimately we are both in theatre because we are interested in changing peoples lives and feel that theatre has the ability to do that.? Going to ion theatre means waking up the next day and a feeling that all you can think about is the play you saw the night before. Ion theatre deserves a A standing ovation to, the band of dramatists willing to go against the grain of movie-musicals and celebrity bio-plays to create innovative and moving works for the stage.

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