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SAN DIEGO THEATRE CRITICS CIRCLE CRAIG NOEL AWARDS FOR 2019

SAN DIEGO THEATRE CRITICS CIRCLE CRAIG NOEL AWARDS FOR 2019

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/11/20 EVENT DATE: 2/10/20 VENUE: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle announced Tuesday the winners of its 2019 Craig Noel Awards, which recognize the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County. This year’s 29 awards were presented before an audience of nearly 500 guests at the annual ceremony Monday night at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in southeast San Diego. La Jolla Playhouse’s “Cambodian Rock Band” won the year’s Outstanding Dramatic Read More →

“SHE LOVES ME” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“SHE LOVES ME” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/21/20 RUN DATES: 2/7/20 - 3/8/20 VENUE:  San Diego Musical Theatre It’s a tale as old as time. Two disparate people, who clash constantly and think they hate each other, wind up realizing they actually love each other. All along, they’ve been secret admirers, though neither of them knows it. Remember the 1998 movie, “You’ve Got Mail?” Well, it’s got a long pedigree. The original plot came from a 1937 Hungarian play called “Parfumerie,” that in Read More →

“HURRICANE DIANE” at The Old Globe

“HURRICANE DIANE” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/15/20 RUN DATES: 2/8/20 - 3/8/20 VENUE:  The Old Globe The Greeks are back at The Globe. The Greek gods, that is. Last summer, Dionysus and the Muse Thalia made an appearance in modern times in “Ken Ludwig’s Gods of Comedy.” Now, in Madeleine George’s “Hurricane Diane,” Dionysus returns, as a butch lesbian landscape expert hellbent on saving the planet from the humans who are destroying it. The Greek myths were all about Fate. These two plays Read More →

“A KIND OF WEATHER” at Diversionary Theatre

“A KIND OF WEATHER” at Diversionary Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/16/20 RUN DATES: 2/6/20 - 3/8/20 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre Fathers and sons. They’ve had a fraught relationship since Adam spawned Cain and Abel. It may not be life and death for Grey and Kid, but there are some additional frissons in their interactions. KId started out as a daughter. Along with his other issues of guilt and adjustment, Grey, his father, is having trouble coming to terms with that transition. Without warning, Grey (aching Andrew Oswald) has Read More →

“EURYDICE” at L.A. Opera

“EURYDICE” at L.A. Opera

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/6/20 RUN DATES: 2/1/20 - 2/23/20 VENUE: L.A. Opera in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Some stories are timeless, and some stage pictures are iconic. The L.A. Opera has combined the two with a stunning world premiere production of “Eurydice.” The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has been re-interpreted in countless ways, from poetry to video games. Perhaps no retelling is as affecting as the 2003 play by Sarah Ruhl which tells the tale from the Read More →

“ORESTES 2.0” at UC San Diego

“ORESTES 2.0” at UC San Diego

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/5/20 RUN DATES: 2/26/20 - 3/7/20 VENUE: UCSD at the Potiker Theatre There isn’t a problem, concern or crisis in our divisive current culture that doesn’t make its way into “Orestes 2.0.” Playwright Charles Mee wrote his adaptation of Euripides 408 B.C.E tragedy in 1991, during the first Gulf War, and it’s now being presented, in all its gory glory, at UC San Diego. This is the third part of Mee’s ‘Imperial Dreams’ trilogy. He considers Read More →