Reviews

“GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE” at OnStage Playhouse

“GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE” at OnStage Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/20/20 RUN DATES: 1/17/19 - 2/16/20 VENUE: OnStage Playhouse Aside from politics, death and religion are supposedly the two subjects you don’t bring up in polite society. But those two loaded topics course through Bekah Brunstetter’s plays, two of which have been seen in San Diego (“Cake” at La Jolla Playhouse, “Be a Good Little Widow” at The Old Globe). Her 2016 fantasy/dramedy, “Going to a Place Where You Already Are,” leans heavily on religion and Read More →

“BABETTE’S FEAST” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“BABETTE’S FEAST” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/21/20 RUN DATES: 1/17/19 - 2/16/20 VENUE:  Lamb's Players Theatre As perfect a pairing as brie and baguettes: Lamb’s Players Theatre and “Babette’s Feast.” In 2018, the Academy Award-winning 1987 Danish film based on a short story by Isak Dinesen (pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) was adapted as a stage play. Conceived and developed by playwright/actor Abigail Killeen and written by Rose Courtney, the play hews closer to the original story, first published in the Read More →

“THE LAST SHIP” at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles

“THE LAST SHIP” at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/28/20 RUN DATES: 1/14/19 - 2/16/20 VENUE:  Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles The story may be set in the North East of England, but it’s a familiar one in this country, too. The music and lyrics for “The Last Ship” were written by 16-time Grammy-winner, Sting, inspired by his own childhood in the shipbuilding town of Wallsend. The shipyard, the only work option in this industrial heartland town, is about to be closed — another victim Read More →

“ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

“ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/6/20 RUN DATES: 1/17/19 - 2/16/20 VENUE:  Lamb's Players Theatre February is ostensibly (at least according to Hallmark) the month of love. If you want to do something differently romantic for Valentine’s Day, you might want to catch “Italian American Reconciliation” at Scripps Ranch Theatre, which only runs through February 16. When the one-act premiered in 1988, it was subtitled “A Folk Tale,” which gives leeway when things don’t always quite hang together in a realistic Read More →

“THE GREAT LEAP” at Cygnet Theatre

“THE GREAT LEAP” at Cygnet Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/7/20 RUN DATES: 1/22/19 - 2/16/20 VENUE: Cygnet Theatre Manford Lum has hoop dreams. The high-energy, 5’5” high schooler just wants to play point-guard for the University of San Francisco. “The Great Leap,” one of the most produced plays in the country last year, has a title with multiple meanings. It’s a big step for Manford to insinuate himself onto the team that’s about to embark on an exhibition game in Beijing. And, for a Read More →

“RED BIKE” at Moxie Theatre

“RED BIKE” at Moxie Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 1/31/20 RUN DATES: 1/18/19 - 2/16/20 VENUE:  Moxie Theatre Sometimes, all the stars align in the theatrical firmament. At Moxie Theatre, there’s a perfect confluence of playwright, director, designers and performers. Caridad Svich, an award-winning playwright and graduate of UC San Diego, has conjured a miraculous magic-trick. “Red Bike,” the first installment of a seven-play cycle, is a dramatic tone poem, a stunningly lyrical, non-linear meditation on the state of our nation. With its “open text,” offering no Read More →