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RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

Arthur Miller is one of America’s greatest playwrights. Ivo Van Hove is a fine Dutch-born, Belgium-based, talented, Tony Award-winning European stage director. This being an election year, and politics continually being compared to theatre, I guess it’s okay for me to compare and harken back to the 1988 vice-presidential debate where vice-presidential candidate Dan Quayle […]

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

The great playwright August Wilson has been the voice and mirror for many African-Americans over the years.  Where fiery writer James Baldwin who was extremely articulate but angry and rightly so, railed at the injustices experienced by many African-Americans, Wilson just quietly and brilliantly opened a window to the everyday existence of black life and […]

PLAYWRIGHT A.R. GURNEY COMEDY RESONATES AT NORTH COAST REP

PLAYWRIGHT A.R. GURNEY COMEDY RESONATES AT NORTH COAST REP

I can’t think of a better way to launch North Coast Repertory Theatre’s 35th Season of live theatre than to present a sophisticated comedy of manners written by A. R. Gurney, one of America’s finest playwrights and a play that is stylishly and deliciously staged by Rosina Reynolds, one of Southern California’s finest directors. Gurney, […]

MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE BACK IN ACTION

MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE BACK IN ACTION

When the Jason Bourne franchise was launched in 2002 with Matt Damon playing the super-secret, “black Ops” government assassin who didn’t know his own name or own life back-story thanks to amnesia, the producers realized they had a gold mine of action-driven series of films that they thought would go on forever: “The Bourne Identity” […]

HIGH ENERGY MUSICAL ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE

HIGH ENERGY MUSICAL ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE

Ain’t Misbehavin’, a sassy and toe-tapping tribute to the music of legendary piano-playing jazz musician, composer, and all-round musical entertainer Thomas “Fats” Waller, is knocking the socks off audiences at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach. The high energy show directed by award-winning actor/singer/producer/director Yvette Freeman who is familiar to audiences for her […]

OLD GLOBE STAGES A SPARKLING MUSICAL GEM

OLD GLOBE STAGES A SPARKLING MUSICAL GEM

When it comes to precious stones, diamonds in particular, there are precious few that are flawless. However, when it comes to musical adaptations of classic source material, the field is wide open. San Diego’s venerable Old Globe Theatre is currently staging a vibrant, engaging and thoroughly delightful production of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”. Austen’s […]

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