Anne Wentworth 2:30 p.m., Oct. 17
San Diego Theater Reviews
If she ever falls in love, her mate will die in a hundred days.
In “Hungry Heart,” Bruce Springstein sings: “We fell in love, I knew it had to end.” Wait! Hold up there, Boss. Zero to 60 and back, like that? What about love is love and not ...
Contemporary slang and F-bombs feel too linguistically liberated
“I am a revolution!” shouts Mary Woolley in Bryna Turner’s Bull in a China Shop, based on the famous teacher, activist, and President of Mount Holyoke College. She wants to convert the college from a ...
“They have not only crammed the songs into a formulaic story, they have Broadway-ized the music.”
The Heart of Rock & Roll goes flat line
It skips back and forth in time and parses out bits of conflicting information.
What is this, a rough draft?
“When he comes back, will I be ready?”
Self-absorbed black hole of a tyrant
“I would rather hear a dog bark at a crow...”
Much Ado about Nothing at the Old Globe
Instead of a heartfelt hug, Inna fires a hard right cross to Reina’s chin.
Martyna Majok’s ambitious Queens plays like a prospector who has found a giant gold nugget in the wilderness. Problem is: the prospector hasn’t a wagon big enough to carry it out, or an axe to ...
Caught between avenging “high wrongs” or choosing the “rarer action” of virtue
Prospero has every reason to be furious. When he was Duke of Milan, he was a passive ruler, one who would much rather study “white magic” than enact an edict. Then, twelve years before Shakespeare’s ...
But it plays more like notes for a second draft
The ancient philosopher Epicurus said, “Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.” Scurius is the patriarch of the squirrels on his tree. He’s a Gray squirrel and lives square in ...
You could almost call the play Inside of Our Heads
During its early scenes, a play makes a kind of pact with the audience: “Here is tonight’s theatrical world.” It could be cartoony absurd or Victorian Gingerbread Age ornate. But this is default mode, how ...
Each year sees several plays about two couples who begin amicably and end up as flying body parts
Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall" contains a character who repeats the line “good fences make good neighbors” like it's a kind of mantra. Karen Zacharias’ Native Gardens begs to differ. Most of the 90-minute comedy ...