Reviews

“THE YELLOW WALLPAPER” from Write Out Loud

“THE YELLOW WALLPAPER” from Write Out Loud

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/20/22 RUN DATES: 11/17/22 - 12/10/22 VENUE:  Write Out Loud at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center There’s been a lot of talk about the patriarchy lately, especially in relation to men making decisions and laws that govern women’s bodies and lives. We thought we’d gotten past all that years ago, but it keeps rearing its ugly head. Charlotte Perkins Gilman knew all about it when, in 1897, she wrote and published (in the New England Magazine, Read More →

“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” at the Civic Theatre

“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” at the Civic Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/1/22 RUN DATES: 11/29/22 - 12/4/22 VENUE:  The Civic Theatre (brought to us by Broadway San Diego) Who knew “To Kill a Mockingbird” was a comedy? In Aaron Sorkin’s 2018 Broadway-acclaimed (and controversial) adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, now in San Diego on national tour, there were as many laughs as gasps at the Civic Theatre. But the gasps did come. The story still packs a wallop. This new incarnation changes the form Read More →

“THE OCTOBER NIGHT OF JOHNNY ZERO” from Backyard Renaissance Theatre

“THE OCTOBER NIGHT OF JOHNNY ZERO” from Backyard Renaissance Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/29/22 RUN DATES: 11/17/22 - 12/10/22 VENUE:  Backyard Renaissance Theatre at the Tenth Ave. Arts Center It’s a dark and stormy night. So stormy that the rolling, crackling thunder at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center will go straight to your marrow. “The October Night of Johnny Zero” is a world premiere play by Backyard Renaissance Theatre’s artistic director, Francis Gercke (an accomplished actor and director as well). It’s impressively written, with sharp, believable dialogue — and extreme Read More →

“AS YOU LIKE IT” at La Jolla Playhouse

“AS YOU LIKE IT” at La Jolla Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/28/22 RUN DATES: 11/15/22 - 12/11/22 VENUE:  La Jolla Playhouse Gender-bending has always been a cornerstone of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” A woman dresses as a man and woos the man she loves, while another woman falls for the man she isn’t. And remember, during Shakespeare’s time, young men played all the female roles, including the man who played the woman who ‘becomes’ a man. So, La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley and his co-director, Read More →

“EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

“EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/22/22 RUN DATES: 11/11/22 - 12/4/22 VENUE:  Scripps Ranch Theatre Poverty, family and comedy sit side by side in Makasha Copeland’s 2021 play, “Extreme Home Makeover” (which had an early reading in the Latinx New Play Festival of 2020,  at the sadly shuttered San Diego Repertory Theatre). A poignant, fully-realized production is now running through December 4 at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Generations of the Tejano (Texan/Mexican-American) Vega family were working and living on the land in Read More →

“THE CHILDREN” at Moxie Theatre

“THE CHILDREN” at Moxie Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/14/22 RUN DATES: 11/11/22 - 12/4/22 VENUE:  Moxie Theatre When we first meet Rose (Catalina Maynard), she’s nursing a nosebleed. Seems she snuck into the isolated seaside cottage of Hazel (Vanessa Dinning) and Robin (Neil McDonald), and surprised Hazel, who lashed out when she suspected an intruder. Rose has definitely intruded in their life. But it takes a long time for all the secrets, subterfuges and subliminal suggestions to unspool (it may take too long for some, Read More →