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“THE BAND’S VISIT” from Broadway San Diego

“THE BAND’S VISIT” from Broadway San Diego

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/3/22 RUN DATES: 3/1/22 - 3/6/22 VENUE:  The Civic Theatre, brought to us by Broadway San Diego Ever since Moses stuttered to Pharoah, Israel and Egypt have had a pretty fraught relationship. But when opposing groups come together as individuals, despite language differences, commonalities can be found, and with a little English and ingenuity, communication can succeed, and lives can intertwine in unexpected ways. Sometimes, music crosses all borders and breaks down barriers. Actually, there isn’t much Read More →

THE 7th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO THEATRE WEEK

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/28/22 RUN DATES: 3/4/22 - 3/13/22 VENUE:  Theaters throughout San Diego County Read the full review here.   ©2022 PAT LAUNER/Patté Productions, Inc. Read More →

FEATURE: THE SHOW CANNOT ALWAYS GO ON: San Diego theaters confront Omicron Surge

FEATURE: THE SHOW CANNOT ALWAYS GO ON: San Diego theaters confront Omicron Surge

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/16/22 Every theater company, like every individual, has to decide what’s in their best interest in these perilous pandemic times. On Broadway and Off, some theaters returned to a regular performance schedule, some reduced the number of weekly performances, some postponed, some canceled altogether, and others are participating in what’s being called ‘hibernation,’ going dark for awhile to see what happens, and perhaps opening in a different space from where they began. San Diego Read More →

“LIFE SUCKS” at Cygnet Theatre

“LIFE SUCKS” at Cygnet Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/14/22 RUN DATES: 2/3/22 - 2/27/22 VENUE:  Cygnet Theatre Inertia is endemic in Chekhovland. The Russian playwright’s sad-sack characters endlessly pine, regret, yearn and suffer. But they never do much about their interminable complaints. (“We’ll never get to Moscow,” lament “The Three Sisters”). They’ve perfected the art of the kvetch. And yet, Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) considered his Big Four plays (“The Cherry Orchard,” The Three Sisters,” “The Seagull,” “Uncle Vanya”) to be comedies. The disputes over Read More →

“HEISENBERG” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

“HEISENBERG” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/1/22 RUN DATES: 1/28/22 - 2/13/22 VENUE:  Scripps Ranch Theatre Strange bedfellows and disparate types. Mismatches can be highly entertaining. And life can be incredibly unpredictable. Case in point: “Heisenberg,” the 2015 creation of English playwright Simon Stephens (whose terrific, Tony Award-winning play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” recently postponed at the San Diego Repertory Theatre, was re-scheduled for this summer). The titular German physicist, Werner Heisenberg, who posited the Uncertainty Principle Read More →

“TROUBLE IN MIND” at Moxie Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/6/15 RUN DATES: 2/5/15 - 2/22/15 VENUE:  Moxie Theatre In the 1950s – much like today – America was a fraught cauldron of Us-Them dichotomies: suspected Communists vs. presumed Patriots; blacks vs. whites. Into this maelstrom stepped playwright Alice Childress and her sometimes comical but deeply moving drama, “Trouble in Mind.” It’s a provocative play-within-a-play, centered on a white director helming a mostly African American cast. The piece they’re rehearsing is laced with black stereotypes Read More →