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Tom Stephenson’s Bucket List

The Craig Noel Award winner shares his hopes for future roles, from Red to one that doesn't even exist — yet.

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers – even choices ...

Words as weapons

Honky at San Diego Rep animates a conversation about "demographics."

“Sup now?” Peter wrote an ad for a basketball sneaker, the Sky Max. Told to target “urban” youth from 14 to 24, he assumed that meant young black men and invented the expression “sup now?” ...

Gods don't take sides

UCSD Theatre & Dance's well-done Burial at Thebes pits daughter against father against media.

Sophocles’ Antigone begins with the unthinkable: two brothers kill each other in battle before the gates of Thebes. Their father, Oedipus, prayed they would die this way. Etiocles fought to continue ruling the city; older ...

All surface

Performance and design can't redeem shallow The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The Phantom meets Les Miz on the belfry of Notre Dame. Victor Hugo titled his 1831 novel Notre Dame de Paris. When the English translator changed it to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hugo blew ...

Partial Monty

Uneven but heartfelt Calendar Girls debut at the Sullivan Players

Somehow D.J. Sullivan wrangled Tim Firth’s script for Calendar Girls from Samuel French — dispensers (and often hoarders) of the rights — and has staged the local premiere. For a “small” theater to land the ...

Antonio TJ Johnson’s Acting Bucket List

Craig Noel Award-winner shares the roles he longs to play. “After 35 years of stage acting, I thought a ‘bucket list’ might be difficult to come up with. It has been a long journey and ...

Henry in transition

He abandoned his sack-swilling, lowlife chums and is now serious royalty.

“Word scenery” rules the day in New Fortune’s Henry V.

The Battle of Agincourt

The New Fortune Theatre Company has opened its doors with an outstanding production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. The play describes one of England’s most illustrious victories: the Battle of Agincourt against the French army, October ...

Linda Libby’s Acting Bucket List

The Craig Noel Award winner can hardly choose just four.

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even some ...

Last Call: Black Sunday

Some fine productions, including one of the city's all-time best, must close November 2.

These shows must close this Sunday, November 2 — aka “Black Sunday,” given their high quality. The Royale, Old Globe Theatre One of the year’s best directed shows is so well done you’d think Marco ...

Phil Johnson's acting bucket list

Craig Noel Award-winning actor shares his dream roles.

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even some ...

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