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“STRAIGHT” from Loud Fridge Theatre Group

“STRAIGHT” from Loud Fridge Theatre Group

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/28/19 RUN DATES: 7/25/19 - 8/4/19 VENUE: Loud Fridge Theatre Group People like to categorize and dichotomize. Ambiguity is unsettling. But ambiguity abounds in “Straight.” Emily thinks she’s in a monogamous relationship with Ben. She can’t understand why, after five years, he’s still reluctant to move in with her. What she doesn’t know (and for her own sundry reasons, doesn’t probe too hard to find out), is that he’s simultaneously seeing Chris, a young college Read More →

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Moonlight Stage Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/30/19 RUN DATES: 7/17/19 - 8/3/19 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions You gotta love a brainy, bookish young heroine. She may take guff for her smarts—ridicule, bullying—but she always winds up with a top-shelf ending. For instance, Belle gets her Beast-turned-Prince and Matilda gets a loving home. In “Matilda, the Musical,” the protagonist is not only brilliant; she has superpowers, though less than the film version exhibits. The stage offers different possibilities, cleverly executed at Moonlight Read More →

“THE LUCKIEST” at the La Jolla Playhouse

“THE LUCKIEST” at the La Jolla Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 7/19/19 RUN DATES: 60/30/19 - 7/28/19 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse You walk away from ”The Luckiest” thinking deep thoughts – like, how you want to live and how you want to die. The world premiere drama by Melissa Ross may sound dark, but it’s often very funny. The action begins nearly at the end, and leapfrogs back in time, as it reveals the evolution of a deep friendship and the devolution of a young woman’s health. Straight, Read More →

“AS YOU LIKE IT” at The Old Globe

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[caption id="attachment_12295" align="alignnone" width="120"] Meredith Garretson as Ganymede, Nikki Massoud as Celia, and Jon Orsini as Orlando in As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessica Stone, running June 16 – July 21, 2019 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.[/caption] Aired on KSDS-FM on 7/5/19 RUN DATES: 6/16/19 - 7/21/19 VENUE: The Old Globe The giant, gilt-edged Fragonard painting sets the stage. But the colossal trees tell the story of “As You Like It” at Read More →

“PUFFS” from The Eastern

“PUFFS” from The Eastern

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 7/12/19 RUN DATES: 6/14/19 - 7/21/19 VENUE: The Eastern at PowPAC You’d have to be living under a very large rock, or in a very dark cave, not to know anything about the Boy Wizard who was The Chosen One at a certain school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now, along comes “Puffs: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic,” that is to say, Male Magic and Female Magic, which is Read More →

“A WALK IN THE WOODS” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“A WALK IN THE WOODS” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 6/7/19 RUN DATES: 5/29/19 - 6/30/19 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre The only path to a serious discussion is frivolity. So says Andrey Botvinnik, the fictional Russian arms negotiator in Lee Blessing’s drama, “A Walk in the Woods.” His American counterpart, John Honeyman, totally disagrees. These men may have the fate of the world in their hands, but Andrey forces John to talk about Mickey Mouse and Babe Ruth. He wants to be friends, not enemies Read More →