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The Divine Sister at Diversionary

Okay, Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story, Ingrid Bergman in Bells of St. Mary's, Greer Garson, The Singing Nun, Roz ...

Becoming Cuba at North Coast Rep

Melinda Lopez's world premiere drama is overlong: in length and ambition. It's an epic set in Cuba during the revolt ...

Moonlight and Magnolias at Scripps Ranch Theatre

Stories about the making of movie classics make you wonder how they ever got made. Ron Hutchinson based this comedy ...

Thwarted advice to a beginning golfer

My good friend J-B wants to take up golf. Even Surgeon General's warnings - golf promotes bruxism; shanking is karmic ...

Advice to a beginning golfer

My good friend J-B wants to take up golf. My first reaction: DON'T!!! Hunt rattlers with a toothpick. Camp out ...

Shakespeare's R&J at Cygnet Theatre

One of those "give it a week" opening nights. Joe Calarco's reimagined take on Shakespeare's tragedy pushes actors to extremes: ...

Seascape at New Village Arts

Edward Albee's evolutionary comedy won the Pulitzer in 1975. Must've been a slow year on the prize circuit. It's a ...

Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo, Ion Theatre (Part two)

If you like your war plays/movies to be recruiting posters for the next big one, then skip Ion's first-rate production ...

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Ion Theatre (part one)

In Rajiv Joseph's amazing drama, "God's Garden" isn't Eden — or is it? According to the Bible, four rivers, including ...

Mule Hill: Field Notes

The Mule Hill Historic Trail begins near a golf driving range. With an imaginative twist, the sounds of cracking and ...

On the trail of San Diego history: Mule Hill

If you drive Interstate 15, just south of Via Rancho Parkway you'll pass a major local landmark without knowing it. ...

The Sound of Music at San Diego Musical Theatre

In a way it's like cheating. Whenever Gabriella Dimmick enters, she hoards your eyes. She plays Gretel, youngest of the ...

Chicago at Welk Resort Theatre

I've seen two versions of Bob Fosse's blazing musical in the last three months - SD Musical Theatre and Welk ...

Mr. TJ does a reading, part two

When Antonio TJ Johnson reads the part of Paul Robeson next Monday night, it will be his last performance before ...

Mr. TJ does a reading, part one

The timing's both perfect and sad. On Monday, May 6, Vagabond Theatre Project will do a staged reading of Ed ...

The Coffee Shop Chronicles at New Play Cafe

The set's authentic. That's because Coffee Shop Chronicles takes place at the Big Kitchen in South Park, where Judy "the ...

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot at Moxie

Borders blur between dream and reality in Jose Rivera's magic-realism piece, even between the Barstow desert and young Gabriela's military ...

The Odd Couple at North Coast Rep

I doubt I could stand either Oscar Madison or Felix Ungar as a roommate. Oscar's an oaf trailing cigar ashes ...

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler at Diversionary

Henrik Ibsen liked to close his plays with a bang: the slamming door in Doll's House; a pistol shot in ...

Oleanna at Intrepid Shakespeare Company

I've seen three or four versions of David Mamet's mean-spirited drama about a teacher-student conference that goes haywire. Depending on ...