Reviews

“THE TAMING OF THE SHREW” at The Old Globe

“THE TAMING OF THE SHREW” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/17/22 RUN DATES: 6/5/22 - 7/10/22 VENUE:  The Old Globe Shana Cooper, director of The Old Globe’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” is right, of course. Despite the 430 years that have elapsed since William Shakespeare wrote the often-contentious play (one of his early efforts), we’re still living in a patriarchal, misogynistic society. While the term “shrew” may have fallen out of favor, it’s been replaced by “ho” or “be-atch” and a raft of others. Even Read More →

“LEMPICKA” at La Jolla Playhouse

“LEMPICKA” at La Jolla Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/28/22 RUN DATES: 6/14/22 - 7/24/22 VENUE:  La Jolla Playhouse She lived a wild tempestuous, roller coaster life. Sometimes wealthy, sometimes poor. Both famous and forgotten. An Art Deco artist, iconoclast and provocateur, a tastemaker and groundbreaker, the toast of Paris, New York and Hollywood, who died in obscurity in Mexico, her ashes, at her request, cast into the live volcano Popocatépetl. And now, 42 years after her death, she rises again, phoenix-like, with a Read More →

“FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME” at The Old Globe

“FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/29/22 RUN DATES: 6/21/22 - 7/10/22 VENUE:  The Old Globe Improvisation requires a very specific, felicitous skill set: humor, memory, flexibility, acute listening, openness, wit and wordplay. When you add in rhythm and rhyme, a human percussionist and two killer keyboardists, speed and agility — physical, mental and verbal —  what you’ve got is hip hop improv, brilliantly embodied in the Tony Award-winning “Freestyle Love Supreme” (FLS), now making a stop at The Old Globe Read More →

“THE OUTGOING TIDE” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“THE OUTGOING TIDE” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/20/22 RUN DATES: 6/8/22 - 7/3/22 VENUE:  North Coast Repertory Theatre Getting older, and weaker of mind, body, memory and spirit: if it hasn’t hit us or our parents yet, it will. No one escapes the final curtain; it’s just about how slowly and painfully it comes down… and who gets to decide when. It’s always hard on the family. Gunner’s wife, Peg, and their 50 year-old son, Jack, are having a particularly tough time when Gunner Read More →

“THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA” from CCAE Theatricals

“THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA” from CCAE Theatricals

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/19/22 RUN DATES: 6/17/22 - 6/25/22 VENUE:  CCAE Theatricals “The Light in the Piazza” is all about passion:  the thrill of finding it in first love, the willingness to fight for it in the middle stages of a conjugal coupling, the despair at feeling it’s gone forever in a long-term marriage. The six-time Tony Award-winning 2005 musical, based on a 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, is set in 1950s Florence (and briefly, Rome), the heartland Read More →

“IRON” from The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

“IRON” from The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/13/22 RUN DATES: 6/5/22 - 6/25/22 VENUE:  The Roustabouts Theatre Co. at Moxie Theatre Comedy isn’t the only escape. In tough times, a well-done drama can take you out of your head just as well, plunking you into a different place and stimulating your brain and imagination instead of your funnybone. In Rona Munro’s “Iron,” the place is a women’s prison in Scotland. It’s bare bones and claustrophobic (though there’s a bit of greenery and blooms Read More →