Reviews

“CLYBOURNE PARK” at Trinity Theatre Company

“CLYBOURNE PARK” at Trinity Theatre Company

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/3/20 RUN DATES: 2/14/20 - 3/8/20 VENUE: Tenth Avenue Arts Some plays with a socio-political edge speak to their time. Some get edgier over time. “Clybourne Park” was written in 2010 as a spinoff, or sequel, to “A Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 classic. Playwright Bruce Norris attempted to continue the racial discussion about integrated housing, white flight and gentrification by setting his play in the same house, over two time periods: 1959 (when Read More →

Feature: BLINDSPOT COLLECTIVE

Feature: BLINDSPOT COLLECTIVE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/6/20 Taking theater into the community for inclusivity, interaction and activism Read the feature here. Read More →

“MURDER FOR TWO” at New Village Arts

“MURDER FOR TWO” at New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/3/20 RUN DATES: 1/24/20 - 3/1/20 VENUE:  New Village Arts One piano. Four hands. Two performers. Thirteen characters. Fourteen songs. 100 minutes. I’ll do the math:  It all adds up to one wacky, manic mystery. “Murder for Two,” by Joe Kinosian (book and music) and Kellen Blair (book and lyrics), premiered at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in 2011. It had an eight-month run Off Broadway in 2013-2014. In 2015, it arrived at The Old Globe, with Read More →

“THE OUTSIDER” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“THE OUTSIDER” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/28/20 RUN DATES:  2/19/20 - 3/15/20 (closed prematurely due to COVID-19 pandemic) VENUE:  North Coast Repertory Theatre Politics as farce Read the full review here.http://www.jazz88.org/CenterStage/ Read More →

“AUGUST WILSON’S JITNEY” at The Old Globe

“AUGUST WILSON’S JITNEY” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/25/20 RUN DATES: 1/18/19 - 2/23/20 VENUE:  The Old Globe August Wilson was a Gem of the Ocean, to borrow the title of one of his iconic plays. In his “Century Cycle” (also known as the “The Pittsburgh Cycle”), he chronicled the lives of African Americans in the 20th century, decade by decade. Almost all were set in the economically depressed Hill District of Pittsburgh, where he was born. His 1982 creation, “Jitney,” set in Read More →

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Coronado Playhouse

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Coronado Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/14/20 RUN DATES: 1/17/19 - 2/23/20 VENUE:  Coronado Playhouse Don’t mess with Matilda. She may be only 5 years old, but she knows a thing or two about revenge — and a lot about being “a little bit naughty.” She goes after her conman father and her monstrous headmistress. But if you’re good to her, like her aptly named teacher, Miss Honey, she just might give you back your life. The source material, the much darker children’s Read More →