One important rule about the San Diego International Fringe Festival is to be prepared for anything, especially on the first day. Last year, for instance, the festival had several performances with very low attendance.
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One of the songs in School of Rock, currently running at the Civic Theatre, is somewhat ironically titled “Where Did the Rock Go?” Fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber might have felt the same way about the composer before his latest hit opened on Broadway.
In 1977, the “Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo” organization was formed in Argentina to bring attention to abductions by the military dictatorship. The members’ daughters “disappeared,” after the military junta started a “Dirty War” targeted at the left-wing organizations fighting the government.
War and sexual assault are two issues that continue to affect countless people. A few of the selections at the UCSD Theatre & Dance: Wagner New Play Festival, How to Defend Yourself and SERE handle these subjects in ways that are highly impactful.