Cardboard Piano

Where: Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard, San Diego

Cost: $15 - $50

Age limit: Not available

Ongoing: until Sunday, February 25, 2018

Northern Uganda, New Year's Eve, 1999. Teenaged Adiel (agile Andrea Agosto)  plans a secret wedding with her American lover Chris (Kate Rose Reynolds) in a church. But 13-year-old Pika (John Wells III) bursts through the doors. He's running from Ugandan police, who severed his right ear. Then a soldier (prominent Wreklless Watson) enters, and the two-act play unleashes fierce energy in the confines of a sanctuary, and gunfights puncture the drone of a constant rain. Wearing military uniforms and traditional Ugandan costumes, the four committed actors perform on a minimal yet evocative stage and Cardboard Piano speaks of faith, reconciliation, and forgiveness in the midst of so much bloodshed.  Critic's Pick.

Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Thursday 7 p.m.
  • Friday 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.


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