Reviews

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL LIVE… WITH JEFFERSON MAYS”from La Jolla Playhouse

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL LIVE… WITH JEFFERSON MAYS”from La Jolla Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/30/20 RUN DATES: 11/14/20 - 1/3/21 VENUE:  La Jolla Playhouse.. and 30+ other theaters It’s impossible to imagine a Christmas season without “A Christmas Carol.” The countless stage adaptations of the beloved 1843 novella (Charles Dickens created multiple written and performance versions himself) typically require a large cast for the more than 50 characters, and often involve Victorian songs or caroling. But in this Year of COVID, the constraints on such massive productions are mighty. Theaters Read More →

“AN ILIAD” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/15/21 RUN DATES: 12/20/20 - 1/24/21 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre Can one war stand in for all wars? In the brilliantly conceived “An Iliad,” a riff on Homer’s epic poem (“The Iliad”), the Trojan War, with its larger-than-life warrior-heroes and lamenting wives and mothers, can indeed be seen as emblematic of every war since the Trojan War of 1200 B.C.E. In the 2012 stage adaptation by director Lisa Peterson and actor Dennis O’Hare (working from Read More →

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” streaming from Cygnet Theatre and North Coast Repertory Theatre

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” streaming from Cygnet Theatre and North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/17/21 RUN DATES: 12/9/20 - 1/24/21 VENUE: Cygnet Theatre and, separately, from North Coast Repertory Theatre  Can one war stand in for all wars? In the brilliantly conceived “An Iliad,” a riff on Homer’s epic poem (“The Iliad”), the Trojan War, with its larger-than-life warrior-heroes and lamenting wives and mothers, can indeed be seen as emblematic of every war since the Trojan War of 1200 B.C.E. In the 2012 stage adaptation by director Lisa Peterson and Read More →

2010-2020 Looking Back on a Decade of San Diego Theater

2010-2020 Looking Back on a Decade of San Diego Theater

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/30/19 Perusing my “Best of the Year” lists over the 2010s, I noticed first how the local theater landscape had changed. Some of the most powerful and memorable productions came from theater companies that are no longer with us — most notably, tiny, spiky/spunky, risk-taking ion theater and the aptly-named Intrepid Theatre (still alive, but focused now on outreach and education, rather than producing new work). Over the course of the decade, we also Read More →

“NO WAY BACK” streaming from The Roustabouts and “UNVEILED” streamed and distributed by the San Diego Repertory Theatre

“NO WAY BACK” streaming from The Roustabouts and “UNVEILED” streamed and distributed by the San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/19/20 RUN DATES: 11/14/20 - 12/20/20 VENUE:  The Roustabouts Two Muslim women. Two harrowing immigrant stories. One relates the terrifying attempt to escape a war-torn country where neighbors are being shot or hanged in the streets and in their homes, where a family is forced to leave everything behind — and is robbed of the rest. The other solo show could be the sequel. What happens after settling in America — where women are subjected to Read More →

2020 THEATER YEAR IN REVIEW

2020 THEATER YEAR IN REVIEW

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/29/20 A deep dive into a wild year of theater Read the full review here. Read More →