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“MISS YOU LIKE HELL” from Patio Playhouse

“MISS YOU LIKE HELL” from Patio Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/2/21 RUN DATES: 7/30/21 - 8/14/21 VENUE: Patio Playhouse at Kt Carson Park Immigration. Incarceration. Separation. Deportation. We hear and read these words every day, but they often feel distant, disembodied, just a list of disastrous statistics. We know the issues, but not always the individuals, or the personal toll, the struggles, repercussions and heartaches that are inherent in the problem. Playwright/lyricist Quiara Alegria Hudes, whose work has won Tony Awards (“In the Heights”) and the Read More →

“SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD” streaming from Teatro San Diego

“SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD” streaming from Teatro San Diego

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/12/21 RUN DATES: 8/5/21 - 8/15/21 VENUE:  Streaming from Teatro San Diego Surely, we’re living in a new world these days. The past 18 months upended everything, and the future is far from certain. So, Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World” seems an apt choice for the inaugural (virtual) production of a new theater company, Teatro San Diego, a group dedicated to producing musicals. “Songs” was the first produced show for Brown, who would Read More →

“DR. GLAS” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“DR. GLAS” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/24/21 RUN DATES: 7/21/21 - 8/15/21 VENUE:  Streaming from North Coast Repertory  Theatre The Hippocratic Oath (“First, do no harm”) takes a turn toward the Hypocritic in the hands of Dr. Glas. Based on an acclaimed, but at first controversial Swedish novel (1905, by Hjalmar Söderberg), “Dr. Glas,” a new stage adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher, presents the titular 19th century medic as a supercilious prig who longs for love (he only had it once, fleetingly, Read More →

“57 CHEVY” Streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

“57 CHEVY” Streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/28/21 RUN DATES:  7/27/21 - 8/15/21 VENUE: Streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre “Mr. Incréible.” That’s what Cris Franco’s father called him. But the moniker should really be applied to Ricardo Salinas, who portrays him in “57 Chevy.” The comic memory play isn’t about a car, although the titular auto was a beloved family possession — and the ultimate symbol of The American Dream. “57 Chevy” is Cris Franco’s homage to his father, a gifted mechanic Read More →

“THE MANGO TREE” streaming from Moxie Theatre

“THE MANGO TREE” streaming from Moxie Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/16/21 RUN DATES: 7/8/21 - 8/8/21 VENUE:  Streaming from Moxie Theatre It only lasts about 20 minutes, but It packs a punch. The virtual world premiere of a galvanic solo play, “The Mango Tree,” written by and starring Bibi Mama, is a potent addition to Black Artist Collective’s “Say It Loud” Festival, leading up to Juneteenth. Co-directed by Bibi Mama and Claire Simba, produced by Moxie Theatre (and BAC), the piece originated as Mama’s thesis project Read More →

“BECOMING DR. RUTH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“BECOMING DR. RUTH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/8/21 RUN DATES: 6/9/21 - 7/11/21 VENUE: Streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre Everyone deals with trauma differently. While no one escapes the haunting of the horrors, some manage to move forward with positivity. One of those is Ruth K. Westheimer. The diminutive (4’7”) Radio/TV sex therapist will simply not tolerate negative energy  — or failure (“When I am knocked down, I bounce right back up”). So she tells us in “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a witty, Read More →