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“NECESSARY SACRIFICES” filmed by North Coast Repertory Theatre

“NECESSARY SACRIFICES” filmed by North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/12/20 RUN DATES: 9/10/20 - 10/11/20 VENUE: Filmed by North Coast Repertory Theatre In these perilous times, in the throes of a pandemic when all theater doors are shut, filmed productions are emerging as the next best thing to being there. And yet… In Richard Hellesen’s ”Necessary Sacrifices,” based on two documented meetings between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, we’re supposed to be flies on the wall, observing the spirited (imagined) conversations. But while that’s Read More →

“THE NICETIES” filmed by Moxie Theatre

“THE NICETIES” filmed by Moxie Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/19/20 RUN DATES: 9/17/20 - 10/4/20 VENUE: Filmed play from Moxie Theatre The setup is inherently combustible. The subject is the role of race in American history. From the get-go, “The Niceties” is fraught with inequities: there’s a power differential, a generational divide and a racial disparity. The debaters (combatants?) are smart, feminist women in an elite liberal arts college. The distinguished professor is white; the ambitious, activist student is Black. It all begins with the student’s Read More →

“A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO” filmed by San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/25/20 RUN DATES: 9/1720 - 10/14/20 VENUE: Filmed version from San "Diego Repertory Theatre A weekend in the south of France is compressed into 80 minutes. Watch the master paint; watch him bathe – and eat and smoke (a lot). And create art from fishbones, or from junk found on the street. See him don a clown’s nose and a bullfighter’s cape. And hear him talk. About politics and painting and art. This fabulous facsimile Read More →

“MARGIN OF ERROR” from The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

“MARGIN OF ERROR” from The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/5/20 RUN DATES: 8/3/20 - 8/23/20 VENUE: Online from The Roustabouts Theatre Co.  To launch their (virtual) fourth season, The Roustabouts are streaming a videotaped version of their inaugural production, the world premiere, “Margin of Error,” which debuted at the Lyceum Theatre in 2017. Written by Roustabouts co-founder Will Cooper, and starring another co-founder, Ruff Yeager (the third member of the founding triumvirate is write/actor/director Phil Johnson), the play concerns genius, ethics and morality. My original Read More →

FEATURE: San Diego Pays Tribute to LGBT Heroes with “DEAR HARVEY” Documentary

FEATURE: San Diego Pays Tribute to LGBT Heroes with “DEAR HARVEY” Documentary

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/23/20 RUN DATES: 6/26/20 - 7/12/20 VENUE: Breakthrough Workshop Theatre Ira and Patty and Thomas and Dan. It takes a village to pay tribute to Harvey Milk. Milk, a prominent and dynamic civil rights activist, was the first openly gay elected official in the history of California. He championed the rights of all people: gay, women, the elderly, minorities and union members. But in 1978, after serving only 11 months on the San Francisco Board Read More →

“ALICE” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“ALICE” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/20/20 RUN DATES: 2/29/20 - 4/12/20 VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre Adults often try to recapture the wonder of childhood. In a similar vein, Lamb’s Players Theatre likes to dig deep into its past and revisit earlier productions, thereby accomplishing two things at once. In 1993, in its National City location, the group, at that time still a repertory company, presented “Alice in Concert,” an unusual musical cornucopia written in 1980 by the late Obie Award-winning playwright/composer Read More →