Royal Conservatoire of Scotland presents

San Diego

by David Greig

Directed by Mark Thomson

Final year BA Acting students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are very pleased to bring David Grieg’s unnerving and unpredictable kaleidoscopic play to the Arcola.

Inspired by his first trip to America, San Diego is populated by immigrants, actors, “hookers”, pilots, daughters destroyed by their mental health, a multitude of Americans called Amy, and also the author himself.

A richly textured, tangled mesh of ideas and humanity where people consume or are consumed, where they search for meaning and “home” in deserts, meat packing plants, convents and bedrooms. In a kind of meta-wasteland of fractured relationships and psyches of the personal and social, it is underwritten by a playful theatricality.

This production contains scenes and themes of an adult nature which may not be suitable for children.