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North Coast Rep Theatre Launches 33Rd Season With “Fallen Angels”

North Coast Rep Theatre Launches 33Rd Season With “Fallen Angels”

When a theatre decides to present a Noel Coward play be it in the San Diego area, or anywhere else for that matter, it had better have a director with the understanding and appreciation for the gifted and prodigious playwright (more than 50 plays), from Teddington, Middlesex England. Coward was not only a bold and […]

Love Is In The Air At San Diego Old Globe Shakespeare Festival

Love Is In The Air At San Diego Old Globe Shakespeare Festival

If you haven’t seen a production of the Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Outdoor Theatre Festival this year you still have time to catch “Two Gentlemen of Verona” in the Lowell Davies Outdoor Theatre in Balboa Park. Whether Shakespeare is writing stories about comedy, drama or tragedy, the subject of love is never far away.   It’s […]

Comedian Robin Williams found dead in suspected suicide

Comedian Robin Williams found dead in suspected suicide

Oscar winning actor Robin Williams has died in his home in California at the age of 63. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time,” the comedian’s publicist said […]

Mark Taper Forum Hits A Home Run With “Buyer & Cellar”

Mark Taper Forum Hits A Home Run With “Buyer & Cellar”

Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum’s current West Coast premiere production of “Buyer & Cellar” is just a few miles from Dodger Stadium, home to those lovable lugs and expats from Brooklyn who are now in their fifty-fifth year of being the LA Dodgers   It just seems appropriate to stretch the baseball metaphor of hitting one […]

La Jolla Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere Of “Ether Dome”

La Jolla Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere Of “Ether Dome”

When a new medical treatment promises to eradicate pain, a doctor and his student play out an epic battle between altruism and ambition (think big bucks).  Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846, “Ether Dome” written by Elizabeth Egloff, and directed by Michael Wilson, is a fascinating […]

Old Globe Musical Revival “Into The Woods” Proof That One Can Go Home Again

Old Globe Musical Revival “Into The Woods” Proof That One Can Go Home Again

Novelist Thomas Wolfe’s famous admonition of one “not being able to go home again” (he was speaking literarily and metaphorically) doesn’t hold up when it comes to the current production “Into the Woods” now on the stage at The Old Globe’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Theatre. One, can indeed go “home again” as the venerable […]

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