Reviews

“FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME” at The Old Globe

“FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/29/22 RUN DATES:  6/21/22 - 7/10/22 VENUE: The Old Globe Wit, wordplay, rhythm and rhyme Read the full review here. Read More →

“THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA” from CCAE Theatricals

“THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA” from CCAE Theatricals

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/19/22 RUN DATES: 6/17/22 - 6/25/22 VENUE:  CCAE Theatricals “The Light in the Piazza” is all about passion:  the thrill of finding it in first love, the willingness to fight for it in the middle stages of a conjugal coupling, the despair at feeling it’s gone forever in a long-term marriage. The six-time Tony Award-winning 2005 musical, based on a 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, is set in 1950s Florence (and briefly, Rome), the heartland Read More →

“IRON” from The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

“IRON” from The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/13/22 RUN DATES: 6/5/22 - 6/25/22 VENUE:  The Roustabouts Theatre Co. at Moxie Theatre Comedy isn’t the only escape. In tough times, a well-done drama can take you out of your head just as well, plunking you into a different place and stimulating your brain and imagination instead of your funnybone. In Rona Munro’s “Iron,” the place is a women’s prison in Scotland. It’s bare bones and claustrophobic (though there’s a bit of greenery and blooms Read More →

“EIGHTY-SIXED” at Diversionary Theatre

“EIGHTY-SIXED” at Diversionary Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/7/22 RUN DATES: 5/18/22 - 6/26/22 VENUE:  Diversionary Theatre The message of the new musical, “Eighty-Sixed,” is more potent and poignant than ever right now: “Don’t forget us. Remember our names.” Set in the 1980s, but mostly in 1986, it’s about those who struggled with, died of and survived the deadly HIV/AIDS epidemic. More than 700,000 people in the U.S. have succumbed to AIDS/HIV-related illness. There is the ever-expanding AIDS quilt, but to date, “The Grove” Read More →

“LEMPICKA: A NEW MUSICAL” at La Jolla Playhouse

“LEMPICKA: A NEW MUSICAL” at La Jolla Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/28/22 RUN DATES:  6/14/22 - 7/24/22 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse Meet an iconoclast artist Read the full review here. Read More →

“TURNING OFF THE MORNING NEWS” at OnStage Playhouse

“TURNING OFF THE MORNING NEWS” at OnStage Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/28/22 RUN DATES: 5/27/22 - 6/19/22 VENUE:  OnStage Playhouse Durang is difficult. Especially when he’s in his unhinged, absurdist mode, and his black humor is focused on deadly serious subjects. The playwright Christopher Durang has been poking our society in the eye for decades. He’s spent his life gleefully aiming poison darts at sacred cows and significant societal stressors: religion, politics, suburbia, family dysfunction, domestic abuse, mental illness and excessive use of weapons. Especially this week, Read More →