San Diego outdoors: Aida, animal tracks, rugby, SUP with dogs, 1800s Old Town, waterski and wakeboard
Indoors: WWI San Diego, complete history of theater, Christopher Plummer, pickles, Van Gogh-Gaughin, Martina McBride
11:50 a.m., June 28
Intrepid Shakespeare Company shows that Arthur Miller's early play still packs a moral punch, and they do it by toning it down. Director Christy Yael-Cox has banished melodrama from the stage. Though this choice has some early difficulties (actors mumbling, words lost) the evening builds inexorably from silence to pyrotechnics. This is a play about resisting the truth - by different means - until too late. As Joe Keller, who should be in prison for selling the government faulty cylinder heads, Tom Stephenson deftly gives glimpses of the pressure-cooker within. As Joe's wife Kate, in adamant denial, Savvy Scopelleti makes a major contribution. As do the supporting cast and the designers. Curtis Mueller's lighting tells the whole story - from clear blue skies to gathering clouds - on the scrim.