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David L. Coddon

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The Year to Come features some exceptional performances. In addition to Kaczmarek’s loving and vulnerable Estelle, Peter Van Wagner as family patriarch Pop-Pop basks in two audience-pleasing sequences. more

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From the instant that Sofia Jean Gomez appears—as if transported to the stage from the canvas of some magnificent painting—the San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 bursts into life. more

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Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas would fit nicely among the Hallmark Channel’s sugary and sentimental holiday movies. more

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The setting for the forthright musical This Beautiful City is Colorado Springs in 2006, around the time of that year’s midterm elections. more

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An actress and director, Nadia Guevara is associate artistic director of New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad, and a producer for NVA’s bilingual, bicultural program, Teatro Pueblo Nuevo. more

People of the Year

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There are those who find extremely sad people to be a turn-on, whether it’s out of a desire to nurture or out of just plain desire. more

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Sherlock Holmes devotees should absolutely enjoy this smartly written take on a Doyle adventure, and the production’s costumes (designed by Kim DeShazo) and dingy asylum set (by Marty Burnett) are right in line with the period in all its trappings. more

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In Tanya Saracho’s play, Fade, the unlikely friendship between a conflicted TV-show writer (Lucia) and a janitor (Abel) makes for numerous significant transitions. more

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With Brett Kavanaugh’s and Christine Blasey Ford’s testimonies still fresh, Actually’s he said/she said narrative couldn’t be more timely. more

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The opening night of Lamb’s Players Theatre’s production of Persuasion began with an earnest pre-show explanation from director Robert Smyth about the context and significance—socially and academically—of Jane Austen’s last novel. more

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Madness in OB? Feminism in Rolando? Our picks for the San Diego theatre companies making bold statements more

Best of San Diego

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New Village Arts Theatre’s staging of Tony Meneses’ Guadalupe in the Guest Room can sometimes come across as very sentimental, but is a warm and engaging 90 minutes that confronts profound family loss with dignity and restraint. more

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The “fun home” in Alison Bechdel’s childhood is what she and her siblings call their father’s funeral home—his side business when he wasn’t teaching English. more

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Among the questions confronting Bobby—the likable bar-band hero of the Huey Lewis and the News-inspired jukebox musical, The Heart of Rock & Roll—is if it really is hip to be square? more

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This veddy English trifle (though it’s a two-hour, 40-minute trifle) opens North Coast Repertory Theatre’s 37th season. more

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In researching what would eventually become a one-woman show titled Women at War, Johannsen, the former artistic director of San Diego’s Stone Soup Theatre Company, spoke with the four woman soldiers who’d served in Afghanistan between 2012 and 2013. more

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Photo by Ken Jacques

In the hands of Boddie and director Rob Lutfy, Every Brilliant Thing transcends its British roots. more

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At one point in Seize the King, playwright Will Power’s reimagined take on Shakespeare’s Richard III, the title character makes a pointed distinction between “not the truth” and a “lie.” more

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The Globe’s latest production of Much Ado About Nothing, the capper of the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival, is a total audience pleaser from start to curtain. more

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Patrons of all ages should appreciate the notions of love and acceptance of others and ourselves as well. Unlike the bows and plaid skirts, those never go out of style. more

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