Errors in a play’s development can only grow. But by their nature, errors are forgivable — and North Coast Repertory Theatre’s deft ‘The Spitfire Grill’ is a very good case in point.
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Young Gidion’s death by hanging is a loss from which his mom will never recover — and in Innermission Productions’ good
‘Gidion’s Knot,’ educational protocol is as much the culprit as anything.
Psychiatrist and author Heinrich Hoffmann never figured on the modern-day backlash from his children’s book, designed to scare the daylights out of errant kids. The response is ‘Shockheaded Peter,’ Cygnet Theatre Company’s uniformly outstanding nod to the victims beneath the stories.
For some professionals, making music is more trouble than it’s worth amid the pressures of the business. For the Four Seasons, those pressures created two very different entities, as Broadway San Diego’s very good ‘Jersey Boys’ reflects.
Henry was content to tend to his dahlias and otherwise fritter away his post-retirement — but his aunt Augusta had other plans, plans she’d unfurled all her life. North Coast Repertory’s very good ‘Travels with My Aunt’ charts their course to that effect.
For better or worse, the Crosby-Hope “Road” pictures took a lot of the public by storm. San Diego Repertory Theatre is currently mounting a lookalike, with the hope of drawing attention to national reawakening. Only one problem: It. Doesn’t. Work. AT ALL.