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
Two generations of immigrants from India cluster around an unconsummated marriage in Ayub Khan-Din's (no-) sex comedy, set in Bolton, England. The premise shows promise: talk of assimilation and differences (smartly depicted in Christal Weatherly's multi-cultural costumes); traditional customs observed, dances and games enacted. But the play settles for easy laughs and a climax that, figuratively and literally, happens off stage. The Old Globe production, often too brightly lit, sports some fine performances, especially Geeta Citygirl Chopra (who obviously could do much more than she's given), though Kamal Marayati, a late cast change, had timing troubles and threw scenes off rhythm. Rafta, Rafta, "slowly, slowly" in Urdu, has interesting moments. The rest is sitcom.