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Photo by Jim Carmody

Sixteen-year-old Olivia, an emotionally damaged girl, resides in an imaginary world in which she communicates her alienation via a blog—her inveterate readers are her “castaways.” more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

We stood in line outside the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, eating fresh mango with Tajin and chamoy, cackling at the world’s stupidest jokes like a coven of drunk witches and taking photos against the bright, cobalt blue walls of the o... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM There She Goz

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Photo by Jim Cox

Don’t even try to analyze why anyone does anything in Shakespeare’s scattershot comedy Love’s Labor’s Lost. Just sit back (warning you, it’s a lengthy sit), enjoy the summer night air in the Old Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, and r... more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

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Photo courtesy of Broadway San Diego

Beautiful is not only an entertaining musical biography of the incomparable Carole King, but a retrospective on the gifted songwriters of the ’60s. more

Aug 3, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

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Photo by John Howard

Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm may have expended less energy in the ring than Kelsey Venter and Lucia Vecchio do on stage in Lamb’s Players Theatre’s production of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker. more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

The out-loud laughter during North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of Now You See It doesn’t really begin until David McBean’s Shaftesbury-Phipps struts on stage. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

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 Earp, but a historical figure as large as life as... more

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

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Photo by Daren Scott

For its inaugural production, Francis Gercke and Jessica John's Backyard Renaissance theater company chose British playwright Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song. more

Aug 26, 2015 12:00 AM Theater

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