Expectant lesbian parents share the joys, worries and conflicts their straight counterparts experience — and on either side of the ledger, the discussion begins and ends with the baby on the way. So why did Sarah Gubbins write ‘The Kid Thing,’ current MOXIE Theatre entry, about everything else?
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Broadway San Diego’s ‘The Sound of Music’ is the latest installment in the show’s criminally overrated stature. Just because something’s called a classic, after all, doesn’t mean everybody pulled his weight in making it one.
How do you manage to — uh — contain yourself amid the magic of theater and all it means? Former La Jolla resident Dominique Salerno found the solution. You write and perform your own show from a space no bigger than two breadboxes.
We’re all bozos on this bus, as Monty Python said — indeed, the illusion behind human perception bids us take our seats. In the Islam-intensive current events arena, a dark and absolutely extraordinary San Diego Repertory Theatre entry shows in no uncertain terms what happens when that illusion is washed away.
Playwright Yasmina Reza says we’re all kids at heart — and that’s not necessarily a compliment. Witness her ‘God of Carnage,’ the very good current mount at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts, and the abject childishness that so-called adults trot out when the veneers they’ve worked so hard to build are threatened. Indeed, the sins of the children are visited on those over 21.
There’s more to friendship than friends. While the best among them may fight about the least quaintifiable things in life, something indefinable usually draws them together against some pretty tough odds. Yasmina Reza’s ‘Art,’ latest from Intrepid Theatre Company, is a case in point — it doesn’t make a perfect logistical sense, but the production values are often a sight to behold.