Hershey Felder typically writes and stars in shows that feature him playing a famous musician and composer. What’s different about San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of Beethoven, however, is that he plays Dr. Gerhard von Breuning, a physician and friend of Ludwig van Beethoven.
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Reuniting with people with whom one has lost touch isn’t always an easy task and, in some instances, can seem out of the question. A reunion between two brothers fuels the emotional world premiere of The Hour of Great Mercy at the Diversionary Theatre.
February 11, 2019 saw the presentation of the 2018 Craig Noel Awards at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, and the celebration of the best in San Diego Theatre. Those honored received plaques from members of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle.
Friendships between younger and older people aren’t often treated with authenticity and dignity in the theatre. What’s refreshing about Grace McLeod’s one-act comedy Herland is how the play respectfully handles the relationships between a high school graduate and three significantly older women.
Saying that Becoming Dr. Ruth is a play about sex that you can take your grandmother to might sound like a bold statement. However, thanks to an effervescent lead performance from Robin LaValley and sensitive writing from Mark St. Germain, the Broadway Vista Theatre’s production really is that kind of a show.