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“BECOMING DR. RUTH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“BECOMING DR. RUTH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/8/21 RUN DATES: 6/9/21 - 7/11/21 VENUE: Streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre Everyone deals with trauma differently. While no one escapes the haunting of the horrors, some manage to move forward with positivity. One of those is Ruth K. Westheimer. The diminutive (4’7”) Radio/TV sex therapist will simply not tolerate negative energy  — or failure (“When I am knocked down, I bounce right back up”). So she tells us in “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a witty, Read More →

“BEEHIVE” from New Village Arts

“BEEHIVE” from New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/14/21 RUN DATES: 6/11/21 - 7/25/21 VENUE: New Village Arts at the Flower Fields In “Beehive, the ‘60s Musical,” sisters are doin’ it for themselves. Okay, maybe that’s a 1985 Eurythmics song, but it was also recorded by Aretha Franklin (in ’85), and it perfectly captures the sensibility of the 1980s musical about the 1960s. The show, featuring 30+ popular tunes, is actually a revue rather than a musical. Lots of songs (thankfully, mostly in their Read More →

“ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” at Moonlight Stage Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/19/21 RUN DATES: 6/16/21 - 7/3/21 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions It may be “the jewel of the Antilles,” but this Caribbean Island is rather rough-cut. It’s split down the middle — by color and class. On one side live the Peasants, dark-skinned and poor. On the other, the Grands Hommes, wealthy. Light-skinned descendants of the French planter/colonialists who mingled with their slaves. For generations, the peasants have recounted the legend of a young girl who was Read More →

“57 CHEVY,” streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

“57 CHEVY,” streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/28/21 RUN DATES:  7/27/21 - 8/15/21 VENUE: Streaming on demand from San Diego Repertory Theatre More than just a car... Read the full review here. Read More →

“DR. GLAS” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“DR. GLAS” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/24/21 RUN DATES:  7/21/21 - 8/15/21 VENUE: Streaming (ShowTix4U) from North Coast Repertory Theatre A besotted, murderous medic Read the full review here. Read More →

FEATURE: BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/13/21 RUN DATES: 6/13/21 - 6/19/21 VENUE:  Various Celebrating Juneteenth As so many great relationships do, it all began with Breaking Bread. That was the name of the February 2020 dinner gathering organized by The Old Globe, to bring together local black theater artists and the cast of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which was running at the time. “It was so wonderful,” says Joy Yvonne Jones, President and co-founder (with Rich Soublet and Zack King) of the San Read More →