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Fantasies can come true, they can happen to you

I get to say something no one on earth – I’m fairly certain – has ever said before. I AM ...

A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Musical at Intrepid Shakespeare

Last summer, Intrepid mounted a three-week, workshop production of Shakespeare's popular comedy. It became such a hit that word of ...

From the Fringe: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are born, part two

"I don't think writers are sacred," Tom Stoppard told an interviewer, "but words are. They deserve respect." Stoppard's statement may ...

From the Fringe: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are born, part one

San Diego's first annual Fringe Festival, by all accounts, was a hit. We saw all kinds of experimental work rarely ...

Company at Cygnet Theatre

It's hard to believe that what we take for granted these days was so revolutionary when Company premiered in 1970. ...

SD Fringe Festival: Stiff Love

Performances at the Fringe run around 60 minutes. The six sketches for Stiff Love have less than 1/6th that time, ...

SD Fringe Festival: Work: in Progress

"There are very few jobs where you invite people to watch your work," says Hannah Logan, and even fewer "where ...

SD Fringe Festival: Nothing

If you've already seen some Fringe Festival shows, you might have noticed a recurring theme, in the stories and the ...

SD Fringe Festival: Oyster Boy and Diapers, Dishes, and Dreams

Oyster Boy, by Haste Theatre. The London-based company's "an international, all-female ensemble of six-passionate theatre-makers." They tell a "dark" tale ...

SD Fringe Festival: Baby Redboots' Revenge

The inaugural San Diego Fringe Festival won't have a "Best of the Fringe" showcase. What this means: Sean Sullivan will ...

SD Fringe Festival: Ubu Roi and Mona Rogers in Person

Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry. Jarry (1873-1907) loathed all things bourgeois so much he made himself an anti-saint. He dressed ...

Tribes at La Jolla Playhouse

Billy was born deaf. His family are "hearing." Without giving him the choice, his parents refused to have him learn ...

Neva at La Jolla Playhouse

Though the story has several attributions, many claim it's what Anton Chekhov told actress Olga Knipper when they first met. ...

John Ball's In the Heat of the Night at Ion Theatre

"They call me MISTER Tibbs!" - Sidney Poitier asserts for all time in the 1967 movie (and in the sequel's ...

SD Fringe Festival logistics

The world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival showcases acts from around the world: dance, theater, music, circus acts, even work outside ...

San Diego Fringe Festival

In 1947, Edinburgh, Scotland, held its first International Arts Festival: theater, opera, dance, classical music, and visual arts. The aim: ...

Homage to Ben Hecht

A name fewer and fewer people recognize, but he was probably responsible for at least one play or book or ...

Extraordinary Chambers at Mo`olelo Performing Arts

In 1975, Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge stormed through Cambodia. They killed teachers, poets, artists, doctors, journalists, anyone involved ...

Spamalot at Welk Resort

King Arthur pretends to ride a horse while Patsy, his faithful servant, clop-clops cocoanuts to sound like hooves. From the ...

Insights from within: Robert Foxworth

We watch plays from the house seats or read them under a lamp. If curious, we peruse what others have ...

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