November 18th kicked off an theatrical weekend here at Kitchens for Good, Catering and Events as we had the honor of setting up for two fabulous plays: Much Ado About Nothing, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Cutting Ball Theater; and Gill Sotu’s world premiere of H.E.R.O.E.S. These two theatre performances were held in Celebration Hall, a versatile banquet facility with a stage, theatre lighting and sound, and capacity to seat 1000 guests. These events brought a wide cross-section of the local community to enjoy theatre in the heart of South-East San Diego.

Gill Sotu is a Jacobs Center artist-in-residence and award-winning poet. Set in the near future, H.E.R.O.E.S. tells the story of a desperate father doing the unthinkable in order to provide better opportunities for his children.



Much Ado About Nothing is an Old Globe Theater production that is a part of their Globe for All tour. “Globe for All returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County.”


Much Ado About Nothing


Both performances were hosted by Jacob’s Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego, California as a part of their Jacobs Presents community endeavor. “From cultural performances and celebrations to hit jazz artists and renowned performing arts organizations, Jacobs Presents has something for everyone! Bring the family for fun free events or enjoy a special date night with dinner and drinks at one of our dynamic concerts.”

We were very pleased with both of the evenings turn out and performances! It was a pleasure to be able to partner with the Old Globe Theater, Gill Sotu and the Jacob’s Center in presenting these creative and talented productions for all to enjoy!

Kitchens for Good, Catering and Events is the social enterprise arm of Kitchens for Good, a non-profit whose mission is to  “break the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production and social enterprise.”


Written by Jessica Dearborn

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