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Classic Theatre

Natalia Sun

Explore the lives of immigrant Cuban cigar rollers. Enjoy the music from some of the best movies ever made. And use a concert at the Women's Club to introduce a friend to classical music. The weekend is here, and the fun awaits. 


Siggi Ragnar

Enjoy a modern take on a classic tale of romance, tour an amazing photography exhibit and then bike-ride your way through San Antonio's cultural history. Your weekend is here, and here are some fun ideas about what you can do with it.


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The Classic Theatre extends the origins of Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice” into a period production called “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” The novel revolves around Elizabeth Bennet and her efforts in polite society to find the man of her dreams. She finally does, after much difficulty, in the form of Mr. Darcy.

 


Siggi Ragnar

Autumn is near and arts institutions are beginning to crank up their fall seasons. 

Madeline Richie

From theater to Canciones to Joe Ely – TPR's Arts and Culture Reporter Jack Morgan says the weekend is packed with fun.

Friday at the Pearl features Canciones, which is all about "celebrating Texas music and Texas songs with artists that really have a San Antonio connection," Rosie Reyes says about the showcase, which happens every last Friday of the month through September.

Greg Zaragoza

San Antonio is packed with things to do this weekend, and here are three you should really consider. First off tonight The Classic Theatre's Santaland Diaries.

Dwayne Green

Classic Theatre is living up to its name by tackling another classic: "Private Lives," one of Broadway’s most revived and popular of plays. Classic as it is, it’s got an odd plot line.

"Elliot and Amanda have been married before, and they divorced," said Anna Gangai, who plays Amanda.

“Five years later they are each married to two different types of people," Gangai said. "And they are on their honeymoon night in adjoining rooms, unbeknownst to them, in the south of France. Comedy ensues, I’ll put it that way.”

Comedy, and what sounds like tense moments.

Dwayne Green

They’re called The Classic Theatre, and the name of the five-year-old San Antonio theater company isn’t by accident.

"We concentrate on classic dramatic literature, and that means is we usually do old classics and one modern classic a year," said Co-Artistic Director Diane Malone. "I’m just doing pure Shakespeare and the audiences are loving it."

Why is something written hundreds of years ago -- like Shakespeare -- still relevant today?