Reviews

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 →

“MURDER FOR TWO” at New Village Arts

“MURDER FOR TWO” at New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/3/20 RUN DATES: 1/24/20 - 3/1/20 VENUE:  New Village Arts One piano. Four hands. Two performers. Thirteen characters. Fourteen songs. 100 minutes. I’ll do the math:  It all adds up to one wacky, manic mystery. “Murder for Two,” by Joe Kinosian (book and music) and Kellen Blair (book and lyrics), premiered at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in 2011. It had an eight-month run Off Broadway in 2013-2014. In 2015, it arrived at The Old Globe, with Read More →

“AUGUST WILSON’S JITNEY” at The Old Globe

“AUGUST WILSON’S JITNEY” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/25/20 RUN DATES: 1/18/19 - 2/23/20 VENUE:  The Old Globe August Wilson was a Gem of the Ocean, to borrow the title of one of his iconic plays. In his “Century Cycle” (also known as the “The Pittsburgh Cycle”), he chronicled the lives of African Americans in the 20th century, decade by decade. Almost all were set in the economically depressed Hill District of Pittsburgh, where he was born. His 1982 creation, “Jitney,” set in Read More →

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Coronado Playhouse

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Coronado Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/14/20 RUN DATES: 1/17/19 - 2/23/20 VENUE:  Coronado Playhouse Don’t mess with Matilda. She may be only 5 years old, but she knows a thing or two about revenge — and a lot about being “a little bit naughty.” She goes after her conman father and her monstrous headmistress. But if you’re good to her, like her aptly named teacher, Miss Honey, she just might give you back your life. The source material, the much darker children’s Read More →

“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 →