THEATER: Current and Upcoming Productions

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Beyond Babel Theatre

  • 2625 Imperial Avenue , Grant Hill
  • Beyond Babel (starts September 23, 2018)

Community Actors Theatre

  • 2957 54th Street, Oak Park
  • Hamlet (starts August 24, 2018)

Coronado Playhouse

Courtyard San Diego Downtown

Cygnet Theatre

David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Finest City Improv

Horton Grand Theatre

  • 444 Fourth Avenue, Downtown San Diego
  • Hairspray (starts August 26, 2018)

Kit Carson Park

  • 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido
  • In the Heights (starts August 17, 2018)

La Jolla Playhouse

  • 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD
  • Queens (through July 29, 2018)
  • Seize the King (starts August 21, 2018)

Lamb's Players Theatre

  • 1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • Once (through September 2, 2018)

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Lyceum Theatre

  • 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown San Diego
  • Fun Home (starts September 6, 2018)

Mandell Weiss Forum

  • 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD
  • Hundred Days (starts September 22, 2018)

Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park

Moxie Theatre

  • 6663 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite N, Rolando
  • Voyeurs de Venus (starts August 18, 2018)

New Village Arts Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre

North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe

  • 2031 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park
  • Ripcord (through August 19, 2018)

Ocean Beach Playhouse

The Old Globe Theatre

Old Spaghetti Factory

Onstage Playhouse

  • 291 Third Avenue, Chula Vista
  • Xanadu (through August 18, 2018)

Patio Playhouse Theatre

Point Loma Playhouse

San Diego Civic Theatre

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Seaport Village

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

  • 9500 Gilman Drive, UCSD
  • Smokefall (starts August 23, 2018)

Upstart Crow Bookshop and Coffee House

Welk Resort Theatre

Theater Reviews

Reigning from below

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 ...

The decision resonates like few in Shakespeare

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 ...

The Squirrels has the makings

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 ...

A mind overthrown

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 ...

The tangled -isms of Native Gardens

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 ...


Love can't exist without goofy jokes

Obviously, my child brain didn’t think in terms of production values

Though I’d never attended a live performance of Barefoot in the Park before this week, in a way, Neil Simon’s 1963 comedy provided my first-ever theatrical experience. I viewed it as a small child, sitting ...

Escape from Plato’s cave

Freedom from the constraints of perception is necessary in the pursuit of knowledge and truth

According to Greek mythology, humankind can credit the knowledge and inspiration behind any artful act of creation to the nine muses. These daughters of Zeus represented tragedy, comedy, epic poetry, music, and other media available ...

Something about vulnerability

No second takes, no do-overs.

When I saw A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, I was reminded me how much I prefer anything live to anything recorded. As in, I might really enjoy a live music ...

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