Theatre

 North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

 North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

At last, a thinking person’s play about the vexing concepts and issues concerning the philosophy of science versus the philosophy of faith in today’s society.  It wasn’t much of an issue, say, 5000 years ago.  Then again, there wasn’t much of a scientific community or advocates to challenge the established order.  But, today it’s a […]

 Geffen Playhouse Offers Intellectual Comedy Satire Play

 Geffen Playhouse Offers Intellectual Comedy Satire Play

Sometime the only way to communicate controversial or ambiguous ideas is to employ the theatrical conventions of comedy and satire as the messenger of enlightenment. In the Geffen Playhouse’s current production “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord”, written by Scott Carter and directed by Matt August, three of […]

St. Joseph Players Present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

St. Joseph Players Present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

St. Joseph Players of Yucca Valley are presenting Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical nostalgic comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs”.  It’s one of Neil’s personal favorites even to the point of writing the lead character of Eugene Jerome based directly on his own experiences growing up as a teenager in Brooklyn, NY during the 1930’s and the Great Depression. […]

Theresa Rebeck Comedy Satire On Stage At Palm Desert’s Arthur Newman Theatre

Theresa Rebeck Comedy Satire On Stage  At Palm Desert’s Arthur Newman Theatre

The lure of show business is magnetic and all-consuming if you’re an alpha male or female.  Plays and Hollywood movies are usually about young and hungry actors with a burning fire in the belly to perform anything, anywhere. Theresa Rebeck is a playwright and screenwriter with credits on and off Broadway, and on Television.  She’s […]

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 […]

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