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
He wrote so many good ones, the one-liners in Robert Harling's comedy drama, even after several viewings, seem brand new. The play depicts a women's encounter group in the South, without the trappings. While the men outside Truvy's beauty salon kill critters and blow things up, the women bond and express their "laughter through tears" forte. The Lamb's Players production, beautifully cast, is very good (Mike Buckley's set and Jeanne Reith's erzatz, Technicolor costumes are top notch, as are the uncredited hair styles and wigs). The pace is steady, but could tilt more forward, and the cast could break rule #1 about telling jokes. They should italicize them, since the six intrepid women are deliberately entertaining each other.