Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is not some zappy Japanese anime game for the cell phone. Instead, it’s a very moving account of a young woman’s battle with cancer. Really. She just happens to be Asian. Named Yoshimi. And “pink robots” is the name her doctor gives to the rogue cells, which are suddenly devastating […]
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There’s a niche in railroad folklore chronicling dare-devils trying to beat the trains: speeding toward the crossing, leaping on or off the moving cars, racing across the trestle just at the last minute. Usually, for the tale to last, somebody has to die. Well, somebody does die in Naomi Wallace’s play The Trestle at Pope […]
People are pretty much the same everywhere, but storytellers understand that audiences love rediscovering this reality through a peep into somebody else’s life. That’s where plays like David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Good People – presently at the Old Globe Theatre’s White Theatre through Oct. 28 – come from. In a program note, the Boston author describes […]
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 19th century thriller novella by Robert Louis Stevenson about one man’s obsession with the violent conflicts between good and evil aspects within the same man . That man is not Frank Wildhorn, though it could be. Wildhorn and his faithful English companion Leslie Bricusse have […]
The mysteries of the living theatre conjure romance for everybody but there’s no audience more receptive than the theatre workers themselves. Those giving their lives to the art live with the endless urge to show just how splendid the rewards can be, despite the cost and the sacrifices. Just consider a quick, top-of-the-head list of […]
In the earliest days of World War II, it became illegal on the West Coast to look Japanese and 120,000 people were locked up in concentration camps for the duration of the war. A new musical – ALLEGIANCE – at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre tells the story.