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Arts & Culture

A Pair Of Weekend Events In San Antonio

Another fun-filled weekend in San Antonio. Here's a snapshot. First off a stop at the Overtime Theater downtown where playwright John O’Neill tells us about his play opening, written on the assassination that started World War I—the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophia.

“I concocted a modern-day story about a teacher in a troubled school teaching a unit on this assassination.”

The play straddles both the modern day, and just prior to World War I.

“In act two we meet Sophia and Franz in 1914, and they’re planning to go on their fateful trip. And the two worlds converge.”

The students in this play are guilty. Guilty of “…conduct unbecoming the classroom, so have been put into special school for trouble-makers.”

Humble O’Neill says this with a twinkle in his eye about the production.

“The stage version is so much better than the page version.”

Moving just a few blocks away, the Tobin Center hosts Spanish Classical Guitarist Pablo Villegas, who graced us with a performance.

“Music is to be shared. And to make other people feel things. So in the end we are like Magicians. And we are playing with something magical.”

He’s also playing with the San Antonio Symphony on Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoon.

“Those that think 'the symphony’s not for me…I don’t know, I’ve never been.' This weekend is the time to come and to participate all together because no one should be afraid of enjoying music.”

He makes a good case!

We’ve more the Overtime Theater production here.

And there's more about Villegas' Tobin performance here

There's more about Pablo Villegas here.

And here's the performance he gave us at TPR.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peGOEvbdy28&feature=youtu.be