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“HURRICANE DIANE” at The Old Globe

“HURRICANE DIANE” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/15/20 RUN DATES: 2/8/20 - 3/8/20 VENUE:  The Old Globe The Greeks are back at The Globe. The Greek gods, that is. Last summer, Dionysus and the Muse Thalia made an appearance in modern times in “Ken Ludwig’s Gods of Comedy.” Now, in Madeleine George’s “Hurricane Diane,” Dionysus returns, as a butch lesbian landscape expert hellbent on saving the planet from the humans who are destroying it. The Greek myths were all about Fate. These two plays Read More →

“A KIND OF WEATHER” at Diversionary Theatre

“A KIND OF WEATHER” at Diversionary Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/16/20 RUN DATES: 2/6/20 - 3/8/20 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre Fathers and sons. They’ve had a fraught relationship since Adam spawned Cain and Abel. It may not be life and death for Grey and Kid, but there are some additional frissons in their interactions. KId started out as a daughter. Along with his other issues of guilt and adjustment, Grey, his father, is having trouble coming to terms with that transition. Without warning, Grey (aching Andrew Oswald) has Read More →

“EURYDICE” at L.A. Opera

“EURYDICE” at L.A. Opera

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/6/20 RUN DATES: 2/1/20 - 2/23/20 VENUE: L.A. Opera in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Some stories are timeless, and some stage pictures are iconic. The L.A. Opera has combined the two with a stunning world premiere production of “Eurydice.” The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has been re-interpreted in countless ways, from poetry to video games. Perhaps no retelling is as affecting as the 2003 play by Sarah Ruhl which tells the tale from the Read More →

“ORESTES 2.0” at UC San Diego

“ORESTES 2.0” at UC San Diego

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/5/20 RUN DATES: 2/26/20 - 3/7/20 VENUE: UCSD at the Potiker Theatre There isn’t a problem, concern or crisis in our divisive current culture that doesn’t make its way into “Orestes 2.0.” Playwright Charles Mee wrote his adaptation of Euripides 408 B.C.E tragedy in 1991, during the first Gulf War, and it’s now being presented, in all its gory glory, at UC San Diego. This is the third part of Mee’s ‘Imperial Dreams’ trilogy. He considers Read More →

“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. Note: Blindspot Collective is the theater in residence at La Jolla Playhouse for 2020 Read the feature here. Read More →