Feb. 10 2016
Lee’s play weathers slow spots (most in the flashbacks with Tray and his stepmother), though the interchanging depictions of past and present don’t consistently allow the impact of a scene...
Feb. 3 2016
The San Diego Repertory Theatre’s fourth production of its 40th anniversary season, Outside Mullingar, comes with everything but four-leaf clovers sprinkling down from the rafters
Jan. 27 2016
Cygnet Theatre is staging the San Diego premiere of Bovell’s 2010 play, directed in Old Town by Rob Lutfy and featuring a seven-person ensemble (all but one playing either dual roles or younger/...
Jan. 20 2016
Jason Maddy and Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper are capable in Holmes’ and Watson’s shoes, though they are saddled with all the usual Sherlockian tropes. Richard Baird is a terse, occasionally wry...
Jan. 13 2016
This weekend at its third New Voices Festival, the Old Globe Theatre will showcase new works by promising playwrights
Jan. 6 2016
You won’t find a more wholesome show in the entire county than the Welk Resort Theatre’s Meet Me in St. Louis
Dec. 29 2015
The year 2015 in San Diego theater—one to remember—challenged the mind, the senses and the heart. Here are the best of the best
Dec. 22 2015
Christmas Eve in 1864 is the setting for Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas, onstage at Diversionary Theatre in University Heights through Jan. 3
Dec. 16 2015
One takeaway from New Village Arts’ production of Walton Jones’ The 1940s Radio Hour; once you hear radio ensemble player Ginger Brooks’ (Marlene Montes) orgasmic commercial, you’ll...
Dec. 9 2015
There’s no need to recount the story. You’ve read it or seen it, onstage, on TV or on the big screen many times before
Dec. 1 2015
Before you let holiday shopping get the better of you, consider catching Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy, which winds up its run at the San Diego Repertory Theatre on Dec. 6. A heady, expressive perform
Nov. 25 2015
Paula Vogel’s Indecent stokes the emotional fires on multiple levels, not the least of which is sheer anger—especially about the quashing of freedom of artistic expression
Nov. 18 2015
Time travel propels Moxie Theatre’s production of Madeleine George’s The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Nov. 11 2015
She survived a cyclone in The Wizard of Oz, but Judy Garland could not survive the train wreck that was a life devastated by alcohol and drug abuse, and by the pressures of the kind of superstardom we...
Nov. 4 2015
Sometimes even the stubbornly unsentimental can be suckers for sentimentality. This is on display in Chapatti, Christian O’Reilly’s one-act play having its West Coast premiere at the North...
Oct. 28 2015
Cygnet Theatre in Old Town has wrapped its annual two-showsin-repertory project around Noël Coward, and that’s a security blanket. Ninety years after they were written, Coward’s Hay Fever...
Oct. 21 2015
If you’ve spent any serious time (or not so serious time) with pals at a corner bar you know that the more booze or whiskey consumed, the taller the tales. If that bar happens to be in Ireland you...
Oct. 14 2015
While the customers at a ritzy Upper East Side restaurant dine on overpriced fare, four busboys living paycheck to paycheck toil with remarkable precision and perseverance behind the scenes
Oct. 7 2015
La Jolla Playhouse is getting a jump on its biennial Without Walls Festival (coming up Oct. 9-11) with a presentation of Liz Lerman's dance-theater piece Healing Wars
Sept. 30 2015
Though not all of its choreographed, wordless love stories have a happy ending, the Old Globe's world-premiere In Your Arms is a joyous experience for the theatergoer and a triumph of artistic collaboration


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