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Photo by Jim Carmody

The Luckiest, now playing at La Jolla Playhouse, is neither morbid nor overly sentimental in spite of its subject matter. Read more

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Photo by Ken Jacques

More than five years after Lamb’s Players’ 'Mixtape' ended its lengthy residency at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown, the ’80s musical revue is back, this time at Lamb’s Coronado venue. Read more

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Photo by Jim Cox

I would imagine it’s easy for audiences to want to escape to the Forest of Arden, which is brought to life in the Old Globe’s new production of 'As You Like It.' Read more

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Photo by Ken Jacques

Only a Mel Brooks show can still get laughs with the “walk this way” sight gag. Read more

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What You Are was developed last year as part of the Old Globe Theatre’s Powers New Voices Festival and is now getting its world premiere as a full-blown production. Read more

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Photos by Xavier Ascanio / istockphoto • Joel Carillet / istockphoto

Long before the passage of Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, Indiana was getting into the act with some guy named Mike Pence right in the middle of things. Read more

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Photo by Aaron Rumley

In its sedate but steely reflection on nuclear disarmament, Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods manages to be idealistic and cynical at the same time. Read more

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Sorry, Jane Austen lovers, but Pride and Prejudice is just such a bore. But thank you to playwright Kate Hamill for putting some much-needed pizazz in the too-oft-told story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Read more

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Photo by Jim Cox

As is customary at the Globe, the sets are gorgeous, with Jason Sherwood designing the stage here. Read more

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Photo by Daren Scott

The athleisure clothing biz gets a skewering in Moxie Theatre’s production of Yoga Play, which also purports to analyze cultural appropriation and gender dynamics. Read more

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Image courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse

Unlike summer movie releases—which often means big-budget, mainstream blockbusters and mindless fare—the stage can be a destination for thoughtful entertainment and some of the best productions from San Diego theaters. Read more

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Photos courtesy of the La Jolla Playhouse

Projects by two UC San Diego MFA graduates—as well as a collaboration between writer-musician Kyle Jarrow, DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh and skateboarding icon Tony Hawk—highlight La Jolla Playhouse’s seventh DNA New Work Series. Read more

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Photo by Jim Carmody

San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of Sweat, directed by Sam Woodhouse, is fiery and formidable, an impeccably-acted, two-plus hours that never relents in its intensity. Read more

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Photo by Daren Scott

From the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink department comes New Village Arts Theatre’s The Servant of Two Masters. Read more

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Photo by Jim Cox

Jerrie Cobb has been rescued from obscurity thanks to Laurel Ollstein’s They Promised Her The Moon, which just made its West Coast premiere at the Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Read more

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Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Alice Carter’s father is dead, just hours after their last conversation. It was a bitter, angry discussion and, in the 16-year-old girl’s shock and torment, she blames herself. Read more

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Photo by Daren Scott

Backyard Renaissance’s Mr. and Mrs. Fitch is a show-off for its playwright, Douglas Carter, while also serving as a showcase for its actors, Andrew Oswald and Sandy Campbell. Read more

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Photo by Daren Scott

For its annual presentation of two shows in rotating repertory, Cygnet Theatre is staging a 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s epic Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Read more

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Photo by Ken Jacques

For a show with a limited premise—harried Brits forced to stand in for some Yankees singing cowboy ditties—Chaps! packs plenty into just under two hours. Read more

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Photo by Little Fang

The “People’s Princess” might have very well appreciated the spirit of rebellious fun that envelops the world-premiere musical Diana, at the La Jolla Playhouse. Read more

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