Martin Jones Westlin
Theater editor

Marty covers San Diego theater and contributes short wine and food articles to CityBeat's dining guide each week. He's so savvy about the stage that he should be on it himself--there's one leaving in 10 minutes, and several local actors were just spotted messing with the brakes.

Aug. 22 2012
Highlights, lowlights and overhead lights colored local theater over the last 10 years. Here, we look back at some of the work CityBeat covered in its first decade
Aug. 10 2011
Horton Plaza's Hot Dog Station, operating from a cute little ground-level send-up of a train engine, is still the city's monument to that most legendary summertime delicacy and the condiments that define...
Aug. 10 2011
Just as Cygnet has gone full circle, so have I—because this is my final piece as CityBeat's theater editor, a position I've held since 2006
Aug. 3 2011
Sleeping Beauty Wakes and the rest of this week's theater
July 27 2011
B.Slade is absolutely first-rate as Tommy Walker, struck deaf, dumb and blind through a fatal lovers' quarrel he witnesses, only to reinvent himself as a pinball champion and leader of a messianic cult
July 20 2011
Try some of the greatest bar food in the Major Leagues
July 20 2011
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, co-creator Joss Whedon's internet musical sensation from 2008, is an absolute riot, especially in these Comic-Con-crazy times
July 13 2011
You can tell what kind of man a prince is by the steed he rides, says the incorrigible Peer Gynt, title character in La Jolla Playhouse's current adaptation of the iconic Henrik Ibsen dreamscape
July 6 2011
One of the things that makes I Want to Live! such a cult movie classic is the fact that it's based on a true story
June 29 2011
Circle Circle Dot Dot's inaugural production and the rest of this week's theater
June 29 2011
You might recognize the name Dionysus in connection with live theater. Some people think this Greek mythological figure is the god of the performing arts, when, actually, he just used to see a lot of...
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June 22 2011
The Tempest is probably the final play William Shakespeare wrote by himself. If that's true, then he saved the best for last
June 14 2011
Casey Nicholaw, a San Diego native and Mission Bay High School grad who went on to become one of Broadway's top directors and choreographers, and Athol Fugard, a Rancho Santa Fe resident and renowned...
June 8 2011
Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes? Chocolate chips and cream cheese? Custard and whipped cream?
June 8 2011
This is an unvarnished look at one Mexico native's struggle to reinvent herself against crushing odds
June 1 2011
Playwright Neil LaBute looks at the crimes as a normal part of the day-to-day, without much remorse from the perpetrators
May 25 2011
San Francisco's Chinatown is a little harder on its immigrants than it was a couple generations ago, or so David Henry Hwang's rework of the classic Flower Drum Song says
May 18 2011
Sonic has about 3,500 eateries in 43 states, including one in Santee—and if this locale doesn't dredge up the best memories of days gone by, then no such locale exists
May 18 2011
The Old Globe Theatre's very good August: Osage County and the rest of this week's theater listings
May 11 2011
Things to do in San Diego this summer


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