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‘CONSTELLATIONS” streaming from Coronado Playhouse

‘CONSTELLATIONS” streaming from Coronado Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/16/21 RUN DATES: 5/12/21 - 5/30/21 VENUE:  streaming from Coronado Playhouse Bees have it easy. They may have a short lifespan, but they know exactly what their role is, why they’re here, and what they contribute to the survival of the species. Humans, not so much. Do we have any idea why we’re here? Is there actually a reason? Do we have any Free Will at all, or are we just “particles governed by particular laws,” Read More →

“EINSTEIN COMES THROUGH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“EINSTEIN COMES THROUGH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/1/21 RUN DATES: 4/28/21 - 5/23/21 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre Hank is a little meshugah, to borrow a Yiddish word from the play he appears in (and from my Grandma). He’s so manic, he makes your head spin, talking a mile-a-second, running around his tiny apartment, doing voices (Groucho, anyone? And of course, Einstein). He even performs a standup routine in his tiny living room. He has tons of alarms going off at irregular intervals, Read More →

“NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI,” Hershey Felder streaming from San Diego Rep

“NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI,” Hershey Felder streaming from San Diego Rep

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/18/21 RUN DATES:   5/16/21 - 5/23/21 VENUE: Streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre The great Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff reportedly once proclaimed: “I am 85% music, 15% man.” If that quote is accurate, as noted in Hershey Felder’s latest biopic, “Nicholas, Anna & Sergei,” then Felder — the multi-talented, multi-lingual, multi-hyphenate (writer-actor-director-producer-piano performer) — has pretty much stuck to those proportions in recounting the composer’s life. Extended excerpts from 14 Rachmaninoff creations Read More →

“LIT” streaming from Blindspot Collective

“LIT” streaming from Blindspot Collective

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/16/21 RUN DATES: 4/16/21 - 5/16/21 VENUE: Blindspot Collective “Find your light.” It’s a central tenet of theater performers — and a major theme of Blindspot Collective’s latest virtual production, a world premiere musical, “Lit.” Loosely (if not fully successfully) tied to the ghost light that burns in every theater, the musical based on multicultural myths and folktales is set backstage in an empty theater (California Center for the Arts, Escondido, which commissioned the piece). We’re first Read More →

“THE MOUNTAINTOP” streaming from The Roustabouts

“THE MOUNTAINTOP” streaming from The Roustabouts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/28/21 RUN DATES: 4/24/21 - 5/16/21 VENUE: The Roustabouts Theatre Co., American History Theater, Teenage Youth Performing Arts He may have been a martyr, but he wasn’t a saint. Martin Luther King, Jr. strayed from his marriage. He had smelly feet and holes in his socks. He was vain, fearful, sometimes paranoid. But his Dream was pure and deeply felt. All this we see and learn in “The Mountaintop,” Katori Hall’s 2009 drama set in Room Read More →

“HYPE MAN” streaming from co-presenter San Diego Repertory Theatre

“HYPE MAN” streaming from co-presenter San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/14/21 RUN DATES: 4/8/21 - 5/8/21 VENUE: Co-presented by San Diego Repertory Theatre “Sometimes, you gotta get on up and just say it!” Fight the power. Object to the status quo. Protest the senseless police killing of Black people. It took the (presumably fictional) Boston murder of 17 year-old Jerrod Davis — unarmed, but shot by police 18 times — to nearly break up a successful interracial hip hop band just as they’d hit the heights, Read More →