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
The expression "King's X" - being exempt from harm - didn't originate with Richard II. But, as a divinely appointed leader, he was convinced he was. The young king had 10,000 flatterers and revelers in his court, draining England's coffers. In Shakespeare's play, as Richard falls, Bolingbroke rises. For Intrepid Theatre, Sean Cox gives a detailed performance as Richard (which could improve if he made his Icarus-like fall more felt). Under Christy Yael's direction the acting's rarely below competent, but the modern dress - many dark suits and brandished pistols - needs tightening. Well-spoken Jason D. Rennie nicely complicates Bolingbroke, who vaults from exile to the whole ball of wax - and its consequences.