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Jonathan McMurtry: thoughts on acting

I recently interviewed Jonathan McMurtry about the professional actors fund named for him at the North Coast Rep. I couldn't ...

Craig Noel Awardees

Recipients of the 2102 Craig Noel Awards for Outstanding Work in Theater: Resident Musical: Parade, Cygnet Theatre; The Scottsboro Boys, ...

Hamlet at Intrepid Shakespeare Company

Ezra Pound defined literature as "news that STAYS news." If so, then the Bard's Hamlet is hot off the presses. ...

A next step for San Diego theater

San Diego has a national reputation for theater. So do Chicago, Seattle, and Minneapolis, among others. But what do they ...

Pete 'n' Keely at Lamb's Players

NBC bounced Bonanza to bring you an event so big it rivals the birth of Little Rickey. Pete Bartel and ...

Follow the leader: at Torrey Pines

Used to be, back in the era of steel shafts and balatta balls, you could follow the leader on Sunday ...

Stage props: a tale of two chairs, part two

Scenic designer Sean Fanning has been on the lookout for matching chairs for Intrepid Shakespeare's Hamlet. As he wrote on ...

Clybourne Park at SD Rep

"Americans suffer from an ignorance that is not only colossal but sacred," wrote James Baldwin, referring to how most choose ...

Stage props: a tale of two chairs

"Anyone have 2 good late 19th/early 20th century Scandinavian or Danish high-backed chairs...in gray of black, or that you are ...

Talking Lear, or trying to...

This Tuesday night, January 15, the North Coast Repertory Theatre offers a one evening only, staged reading of Shakespeare's great ...

Educating Rita at North Coast Rep

In the original Greek myth, Pygmalion sculpts a female companion and falls in love with her. Aphrodite grants his wish ...

South Pacific at the Welk

Unwritten category for Broadway musicals: Don't Try This At Home, Or On A Stage - i.e. the toughest songs to ...

Consider the source: Pygmalion

On the island of Cyprus, in ancient Greece, the daughters of Propoetus refused to worship Aphrodite. Incensed, the goddess of ...

Write Out Loud: imagine a world without books

Every year Write Out Loud, the popular company that performs stories, plays, and poems has a Big Read. This year ...

The year in post-(re)view

Reviewing a year of theater on deadline's like trying to take the pulse of a lion on the move. Omissions ...

An "Unforgettable" outtake

I came across this anecdote while researching a history column. I won't have room for it but wanted to share. ...

Scrooge in Rouge at Diversionary

I wonder if Charles Dickens had any idea how much "A Christmas Carol" would proliferate. Come the yuletide season, there ...

Craig Noel Award nominees, part two

Nominees for Craig Noel Awards for 2012 include: LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY, MALE Laurence Brown, Topdog/Underdog, Ion Theatre Robert ...

Craig Noel Award nominees, part one

On February 4, the San Diego Theater Critics Circle will offer Craig Noel Awards in the following categories (part two ...

A Clipper what?

This can NOT be happening. When James Bond said "never say never," I thought he was kidding. Now I'm not ...