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David L. Coddon

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You’d have to be a puritan or a rock ‘n’ roll hater or both not to enjoy Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Alan Janes’ 1989 jukebox musical about the bespectacled music legend from Lubbock, Texas. more

Jun 27, 2017 6:12 PM Theater

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Even without making contemporary correlations, King Richard II is cracking good political theater. more

Jun 20, 2017 3:28 PM Theater

Three years after its well-received production of Into the Woods at the Old Globe, the Fiasco players are back with an even finer offering, their adaptation of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid. more

Jun 13, 2017 4:47 PM Theater

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Revolutionists imagines a 1790s France awash in violence and blood in which activist playwright Olympe de Gouges (Jo Anne Glover) is struggling to articulate the turmoil in her homeland and stand up for her gender. more

Jun 7, 2017 8:10 AM Theater

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The charm of Escape to Margaritaville, directed by Christopher Ashley, is the ingenuity in which Buffett’s songs, especially the title tune, are woven into the story and the characters’ fates. more

May 30, 2017 5:44 PM Theater

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The experiences of transitioning from one gender to the other and that of loving someone who does are poignantly conveyed in Ballast, a world-premiere play by Georgette Kelly at University Heights’ Diversionary Theatre. more

May 16, 2017 5:13 PM Theater

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Food for thought: If Meredith Willson had titled his 1957 musical after the home state he grew up in and loved, The Music Man would be called Iowa. more

May 9, 2017 5:25 PM Theater

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An education in astrophysics isn’t essential to understanding the science of Silent Sky, for its inquiries and revelations are framed in philosophical, big-picture contexts, a technique at which the talented Gunderson is expert. more

May 2, 2017 5:30 PM Theater

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At the Lyceum space in downtown, Ruff Yeager sinks his teeth into the meaty role of Myrvold, the central figure of Will Cooper’s trenchant drama Margin of Error. more

Apr 25, 2017 6:43 PM Theater

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Moxie Theatre co-founder Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, one of the best directors in town, is at the helm of a new co-production between Moxie and the Old Globe Theatre. more

Apr 18, 2017 5:31 PM Theater

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Creating the illusion of a road trip is a formidable theatrical undertaking that seldom succeeds. It doesn’t with San Diego Repertory’s production of Into the Beautiful North, a play by Karen Zacarias based on a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. more

Apr 11, 2017 8:20 PM Theater

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Red Velvet unfolds slowly and at times wavers in tone. It opens with a methodically paced encounter between a grim, aging Aldridge and a sincere but irritating Polish reporter (Halina Wozniak). more

Apr 4, 2017 5:55 PM Theater

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The Roustabouts, who will open their inaugural season on April 15 at Horton Plaza’s Lyceum Theatre with the world premiere of Cooper’s Margin of Error, are the latest in a growing number of ambitious new theater producers on the San Diego scene. more

Mar 28, 2017 5:18 PM Features

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On the surface, this Depression-era play appears to be the story of a struggling Jewish family in the Bronx, but it’s really an exhortation of self-determination. more

Mar 28, 2017 5:09 PM Theater

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If train travel came with as many laughs as it does in On the 20th Century, Amtrak wouldn’t have to advertise. more

Mar 21, 2017 6:06 PM Theater

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It’s rare that a play is based on a movie rather than the other way around. (Shadowlands was also a 1989 feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.) more

Mar 14, 2017 5:35 PM Theater

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There’s a good deal to be said for the voyeuristic jollies one gets while watching, on stage, two attractive people flirt, fondle and get it on (the latter behind a closed door). It’s about what you’d expect from a play called Sex with Strangers, rig more

Mar 7, 2017 5:45 PM Theater

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Diversionary Theatre is presenting two well-known and compelling works by Lisa Kron in rotating repertory. more

Feb 28, 2017 6:09 PM Theater

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It feels strange to call a play about a subject as serious as the government-imposed witch-hunting of gays and lesbians “delightful.” more

Feb 22, 2017 11:46 AM Theater

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Photo by Jim Cox

The passing of 24 years has not taken the air out of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:10 PM Theater