Reviews

“MY BROOKLYN HAMLET” streaming from Scripps Ranch Theatre and Oceanside Theatre Company

“MY BROOKLYN HAMLET” streaming from Scripps Ranch Theatre and Oceanside Theatre Company

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/26/21 RUN DATES: 4/23/21 - 5/2/21 VENUE:  Scripps Ranch Theatre and Oceanside Theatre Company A macho wannabe mafioso and a free-spirited boho artiste. Sounds like a monumental mismatch. And it was. Brenda Adelman’s parents took the ‘fun’ out of dysfunctional. Mom traveled the world; Dad gallivanted with other women. They fought endlessly, split up regularly, but always came back together for more of same (plus hot sex). Until one night, only one of them lived to Read More →

“DRY POWDER” streaming from Backyard Renaissance Theatre Co

“DRY POWDER” streaming from Backyard Renaissance Theatre Co

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/27/21 RUN DATES:  4/23/21 - 5/2/21 VENUE:  Backyard Renaissance Theatre Co. Some people simply refuse to see a Shakespeare play. They can’t track the language. It makes them uncomfortable not to be able to understand every word and phrase. I have several friends like this. I tell them to just let the words wash over them. I assure them that they’ll get the gist and will totally be able to follow the actions, characters and Read More →

“HARLEM DUET” streaming from Coronado Playhouse

“HARLEM DUET” streaming from Coronado Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/22/21 RUN DATES: 3/19/21 - 4/18/21 VENUE:  Coronado Playhouse Over the centuries, Black Americans have made considerable progress… in some ways. But through generations, the Big Picture battles remain stubbornly the same: justice, equality, and educational, economic and social parity. At the micro (couple) level, the problems become more universal: honesty, fidelity, commitment, betrayal — with the addition of race. In her 1997 drama, “Harlem Duet,” Black Canadian playwright Djanet Sears turned a laser focus on Read More →

“THE MAD ONES” streaming from Grossmont College

“THE MAD ONES” streaming from Grossmont College

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/12/21 RUN DATES: 4/8/21 - 4/17/21 VENUE: Grossmont College Theatre Samantha Brown had her life pretty much laid out for her when she was born. Follow the path of her accomplished, helicopter, statistician Mom: straight-A student to Ivy League college. Now, Sam’s a senior in high school (the valedictorian, natch), and she has no idea what she wants. But she’d really like to be Free — of all the constraints and expectations and plans. She wants Read More →

“TRYING” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“TRYING” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/29/21 RUN DATES:  3/25/21 - 4/25/21 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre The title can be interpreted in at least three ways. One of the play’s two characters, a renowned judge, has been trying cases (including at the World War II Nuremberg Trials) for decades. His snappish temperament, irascible personality and incessant grammar-police pronouncements can be trying. And his new secretary/personal assistant is definitely trying to make a go of her challenging new job. “Trying,” by Canadian playwright Joanna Read More →

“DISENCHANTED” streaming from OB Playhouse

“DISENCHANTED” streaming from OB Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/23/20 RUN DATES: 12/19/20 - 2/14/21 VENUE: OB Playhouse In these crazy pandemic times, is it possible to safely film a musical with ten performers? It is if you’re a small, nimble community theater — OB Playhouse in Ocean Beach — with funds provided exclusively by friends and family. And you take every possible safety precaution. For co-founder/executive producer Bill Connard, mounting “Disenchanted” was a painstaking, multi-stage process that, he says, put his theater “ahead of Read More →