On its surface, San Diego theater acquitted itself quite well in 2017…Indeed, theater here grows more practiced and comfortable with itself each year…
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‘Motown the Musical,’ Berry Gordy’s look at the rise of his colossal music empire, makes for a fairly decent concert. The Broadway San Diego entry, however, is far from the monument to history it requires.
Authentic history is sustained by its wealth of anecdotes. Copies of authentic history are sustained by nothing. That said, some very nice production values sustain San Diego Repertory Theatre’s ‘Black Pearl Sings!’ regardless.
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.
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?