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Old Globe White Theatre Stages Edgy Drama

Old Globe White Theatre Stages Edgy Drama

From the pen of the librettist of the 2007 Tony winning musical “In the Heights” comes  “Water by the Spoonful”, the second installment in playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes’ exciting Elliot Cycle stories: three stand-alone plays written over an eight-year period depicting the plight of her lead character Elliot Ortiz. As back-story for “Water by the […]

Old Globe Stages J.B. Priestly Comedy/Drama Of Manners

Old Globe Stages J.B. Priestly Comedy/Drama Of Manners

I was struck by the similarity in tone and back-story of J.B. Priestley’s “Time and the Conways”, now on stage at The Old Globe Theatre and Julian Fellowes’ highly successful PBS –TV series “Downtown Abbey”.  Both stories have characters who come to grips with an England in transition between Europe’s two great wars (1914-1918 and […]

5.1 quake hits California, 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles

5.1 quake hits California, 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles

A 5.1-magnitude quake struck near the city of La Habra, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The tremor was felt across California on Friday, along with at least 100 aftershocks. The earthquake took place at 9:09 PM (04:09 GMT am on Saturday) nearly 1,6 km of the city of La Habra, […]

Shakespeare’s “ The Winter’s Tale” At San Diego’s Old Globe

Shakespeare’s “ The Winter’s Tale” At San Diego’s Old Globe

Fans of “the Bard” are used to enjoying Shakespeare productions at the Old Globe in the Lowell Davies Outdoor Theatre during the summer months; not in the dead of winter.  Be that as it may, The Globe’s new Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, wanted his favorite Shakespeare play, “The Winter’s Tale” to be his first directorial […]