Stories on workplace sexual abuse will fill newsholes for weeks to come — and as San Diego theater practitioners disconcertedly look upon them, they might want to reflect on the fact that their own house is far from in order.
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The death knell on humanity’s future has sounded, and ironically, it’s originated in man’s own creation. Robotics are an explicit threat to this species’ legacy and way of life — and in fruitlessmoon theatreworks’ fine « American Carnage: A Love Story, » the results are nigh unthinkable.
Modernity has caught up with humanity, in all its virulent forms. San Diego Actors Theatre’s ‘The Zoo Story’ is a sound testament to that effect — besides, if Playwright Edward Albee likes his script that much, how bad can it be?
Just as human beings make mistakes, they ideally take advantage of the reprieves that life magically hands them. San Diego Repertory Theatre’s terrible ‘Hand to God’ resorts to puppetry as an extension of human behavior — and it doesn’t work any better onstage than in real life.
It carried its harmful side effects, but in many quarters, the Great Recession was no match for human enterprise and ingenuity. If something like it ever happens again — and it will — New Village Arts’ good ‘American Hero’ will serve as a marker for those who showed their colors despite themselves.