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 set's authentic because the Chronicles take place at the Big Kitchen in South Park: a menu of short plays, served with coffee or tea, and vow-breaking desserts. Each one-act runs about 10 minutes, as if you were overhearing privileged (and unexpected) conversations: between witches (one of whom is under a "body control spell"), or God and Satan, or two strange strangers claiming to be from the future, a la Terminator, and needing a savior. Many of the scripts, all by local writers, could use tightening, and the talkier ones more urgency. But those that connect really do, and the performances - ably directed by Kym Pappas and Carla Nell - are always capable.