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
After four flops, Sidney Bruhl would kill to write a hit show. Truly. The twists and turns that follow require such stopwatch precision you wouldn't believe that Deathtrap marks Jessica John's directorial debut. Aided by David Macy-Beckwith's top-notch fight choreography, John moves the play and ups the terror with ease. Young Kevin Koppman-Gue's terrific as Clifford Anderson, budding dramatist and felon. Eric Poppick's a wry Sidney, and M. Susan Peck's a humorous sprawl as the psychic Helga ten Dorp. Ted Crittenden's handsome, wood-beamed set is loaded with detail, including Bruhl's soon-to-be-bloody collection of medieval weaponry.