Special Events

Join us on Monday July 1 at 7pm in ion’s URBN CNTR for the unveiling of ion’s exciting Season 8!
— ion theatre company

To RSVP for this free event featuring light refreshment, please send an email to press@iontheatre.com

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Thanks to Evey & Larry Solomon, ion champions and supporters of the arts throughout San Diego, for opening their beautiful art-filled La Jolla home for our "Grey Gardens Party" on Sunday April 14, 2013.

A special thanks to Board Chair Denise Bevers, Board Member Gail Ebner, Rod Coon with White Lotus Productions for the fabulous food and to special guest artist Peter Sprague. Another shout out to ion company members, the cast and crew of "Grey Gardens" and Tom Andrew who helped organize the very successful auction events. 

Enjoy! 

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Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret

12.12.12 - 12.22.12
Wednesday - Fridays, 8pm
Saturdays, 6pm & 9pm
Opening night: Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8pm

Join ion theatre company for this one-of-a-kind immersive cabaret featuring the unforgettable music of Kander and Ebb's sizzling score for 'Chicago.' Featuring ion company member Karson St. John as Velma Kelly and Cashae Overton making her ion debut as Roxie Hart, this up-close-and-personal take on the scorching Broadway musical also features Tom Andrew*, Andy Collins, Kevane La'Marr Coleman, Stephanie Harvey, Brianna Pilkinton, Hanz Enyeart & Patrick Mayuyu. Musical direction by Janie Prim, choreography by Michael Mizerany and in her directorial debut, company member Linda Libby. Don't miss this chance to treat yourself to a little razzle dazzle this holiday season in ion theatre's 'Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret' in the new URBN CNTR 4THE ARTS. Light food and beverage will be served during the production.

*Member Actors' Equity Association

General admission: $25
VIP Seating (special souvenir gift): $35
Opening night, December 12 (party with the cast): $40

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Haditha

Synopsis

An I.E.D. explodes in Haditha, Iraq and lives course in unforeseen directions at home and abroad.

Private First Class Brian Briseno is on his second tour to Iraq. After his best friend, T.J., is killed by the I.E.D., Brian’s squad begins “clearing” nearby houses. Twenty-four Iraqi men, women and children are killed in this process. Brian is sent into the houses as a “combat photographer” and photographs the bodies of the casualties before loading them into military trucks.  How he is marked that day invades his senses.

Private First Class Michael Ravelin is on his second deployment to Iraq. He finds T.J.’s body after the explosion. His part in that morning leads him to trauma induced hallucinations where he learns to count in Arabic from a boy who was killed.

Eman Hassan is an eight-year old girl. She lives in one of the houses “cleared” by the Marines.   Most of her family is killed that morning. She travels to Baghdad to be interviewed by an American reporter and returns home on the Euphrates river.   She carries a bag of candy and her story.

Haditha is a story based on the real events in Haditha on November 19, 2005.   The text is derived from correspondence with the TIME magazine reporter who broke the story, court transcripts, text on objects, news articles, podcasts, interviews and theatrical adaptations of events in Haditha, Oklahoma and California.  We follow the three main characters as they return home after this event.

The words of Eman Hassan, Hiba Abdullah, Martin Terrazas and Tim McGirk are their own with slight adjustments to assist with time, place and character references.  

Written by Bay-area playwright Joan Bernier, join ion theatre in commemorating the tragic events of this day in a powerful staged reading directed by Eric Bishop.

The reading will take place at BLKBOX Theatre on Monday November 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

To reserve, please send an e-mail to mail@iontheatre.com. There will be a discussion with the playwright after the reading.

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IN HONOR OF THE STRINDBERG YEAR 2012

The Swedish Center San Diego,
The Vasa Order of America Scandinavian Lodge #667, ion theatre San Diego,
with The August Strindberg Society of Los Angeles (TASSLA)

Present

HELLUVAGUY!!!

by Agneta Elers-Jarleman

A one-man musical standup show about Swedish playwright August Strindberg (1849-1912)

Featuring
Gunnar Edander and Vern Sutton with John Agacki

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M.

ion's BLKBOX Theatre
The corner of 
6th and Pennsylvania Avenues in Hillcrest

3704 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA. 92103

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EVENT:  The Swedish Center San Diego, the Vasa Order of America Scandinavian Lodge #667 and ion theatre San Diego, with The August Strindberg Society of Los Angeles (TASSLA), present the internationally acclaimed one-act standup musical Helluvaguy!!! about Swedish playwright August Strindberg, with Swedish composer Gunnar Edander (key board), Minneapolis-based Vern Sutton (actor/singer) and John Agacki (guitar). An irreverent study in male attitudes!

PLAY:  HELLUVAGUY!!!

PLAYWRIGHT:  Agneta Elers-Jarleman

SONGS:  Gunnar Edander

LYRICS:  August Strindberg

TRANSLATOR:  Anne-Charlotte Harvey

ACTOR/SINGER:  Vern Sutton

MUSICIANS: Gunnar Edander (keyboard), John Agacki (guitar)

PERFORMANCE:  Wednesday November 7,  at 7:00 p.m.

ion theatre BLKBOX
3704 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA. 92103

TICKET PRICE:  Suggested donation of $10.00

RESERVATIONS:  Reservations strongly recommmended. Call 619-600-5020 or glenn@iontheatre.com

GUNNAR EDANDER’S PARTICIPATION GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM
THE SWEDISH COUNCIL OF AMERICA