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“JESUS HATES ME” at ion theatre

“JESUS HATES ME” at ion theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/2/16 RUN DATES: 4/16/16 - 5/14/16 VENUE: ion theatre It’s not just the S-curves and sand-traps you have to watch out for at the Blood of the Lamb Miniature Golf Course in small-town Texas. It’s wacko Moms and failed suicides and Christ staring down from the cross at the 17th hole. Wayne Lemon’s 2006 warped dark comedy, “Jesus Hates Me,” is one deeply twisted, religion-unfriendly tale. (Lemon, btw, a native Texan, is the son of Read More →

“DISAPPEARING ACT” – InnerMission Productions

“DISAPPEARING ACT” – InnerMission Productions

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PAT LAUNER - posted on TimesofSanDiego.com   RUN DATES: 12/11/15-12/20/15 VENUE: InnerMission Productions The statistics are appalling – but then, so is sending young boys off to brutal wars in foreign lands and expecting them to come back unscathed, and re-integrate into society on their own. One in five of the 2.7 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Most shocking: twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. In the world premiere, “Disappearing Read More →

“THE MOORS” at Diversionary Theatre

“THE MOORS” at Diversionary Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/20/17 RUN DATES:  11/9/17 - 12/10/17 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre   You can practically hear Heathcliff and Cathy calling to each other across the desolate, windswept landscape. What with the ominous music, the funereal wood and wine-colored furnishings, and the fog wafting in, you get the creepy feeling that things will not end well. And of course, they don’t. “The Moors,” by Jen Silverman, is a macabre satire, conjuring (and Americanizing) those Victorian literary oddballs, the Brontës: Charlotte, Read More →

“BILLY ELLIOT” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“BILLY ELLIOT” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/2/17 RUN DATES:  9/22/17 - 10/8/17 VENUE:  San Diego Musical Theatre   “Billy Elliot” is a bittersweet story of triumph and loss. The musical is set against the backdrop of the UK miners’ strike of 1984, when Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative government made strong and systematic moves to dismantle the state-owned mining industry and destroy the unions (particularly timely, since the U.S. Supreme Court is set to strike a blow at unions in Read More →

“42nd STREET” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“42nd STREET” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/31/16 RUN DATES: 5/27/16 - 6/12/16 VENUE: San Diego Musical Theatre It’s the classic Broadway Cinderella story. Star has accident; young chorine goes on and becomes a star. Sounds kind of far-fetched. But it actually happened, right here in Our Town. In 2000, Sutton Foster, a chorus girl, stepped up at the La Jolla Playhouse to assume the lead in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and went on to win a Tony Award and become a Broadway Read More →

“R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE

“R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/20/16 RUN DATES: 3/10/16 - 4/10/16 VENUE: San Diego Repertory Theatre One of the major precepts of the scientist-philosopher-inventor-cosmologist Buckminster Fuller was “Less is more.” If only that principle had been applied to the updated production of D.W. Jacobs’ “R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe.” Jacobs, who conceived, created and directed the show, was the co-founder, with Sam Woodhouse, of the San Diego Repertory Theatre in 1976. He left in 1997, Read More →