For his first Old Globe ‘Hamlet,’ artistic director Barry Edelstein does some text-shuffling and finds a crackerjack cast and crew not afraid to explore.
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What could go wrong in a small local business that kills people for hire and keeps the profits in the community? Well, there is the ‘oops’ potential, as Mat Smart shows in his new play ‘Kill Local,’ now premiering at the La Jolla Playhouse.
The whole saga of Sherwood Forest unfolds in th intimate confines of the Old Globe Theatre’s White Theatre, with sword fights and scenery and quick changes, but to what end?
In a scraggly front yard four people trade fragments of their incomplete lives and an unusual buildup of hope and compassion result in Jaime Castaneda’s sensitive staging of Rachel Bonds’ ‘At the Old Place’ for the La Jolla Playhouse.
It nearly is impossible to get a musical comedy nearer to perfection that Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows and George S. Kaufman did with ‘Guys and Dolls,’ and that seems to have been the guiding notion in Josh Rhodes’ refreshing production at the Old Globe Theatre.
Every age finds its parallels in Shakespeare and, considering he writes of passions and politics, why not? Robert Sean Leonard makes the deposed English King Richard II a poet, feeding on his misfortune, in the Old Globe production.