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
Michael Healey's thin, formulaic play will grow on you or, like me, not. For 30 years, World War II veterans Morgan and mentally-challenged Angus (who only "knows right now") have run a Canadian farm. When Miles, a young actor doing research for a play on farming, arrives, he questions if their story is the story. The answer, though somewhat humane and touching, isn't much payoff for all the effort. North Coast Rep's so-so production doesn't conceal the script's flaws (Angus remembering more than he should; a long dramatic finale interrupted by a blunt comic intrusion), and the acting's much more external than in- As Morgan, Frank Corrado's awfully well-spoken for a central Ontario farmer; Paul Hopper's Angus often moves by the numbers; and though Kevin Koppman-Gue turns in yet another lively performance, his character, un-centered Miles, does whatever the plot needs next.