Quasimodo. Esmeralda and the rest of Victor Hugo’s 15th Century Paris will probably end up on Broadway, produced by the almighty Disney machine, but meanwhile, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is flexing many a theatrical muscle on the La Jolla Playhouse stage.
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Boxing is far too violently intense for easy stage interpretation but Rachel Chavkin’s ritual staging of Marco Ramirez’s play “The Royale,” now at the Old Globe Theatre, shows that imagination and skill can respect the sport while ming it for metaphor.
Bright Star, a new musical now in its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre, is a very special show, one to be cherished and recalled from now on, the sort of reward that avid theatregoers dream of. Steve Martin, who just seems never to
The Old Globe Theatre has mounted a stately production of George Bernard Shaw’s best comedy – Pygmalion – on the occasion of the play’s centenary. (It was first performed, in German, at Vienna for reasons both complicated and uninteresting.) Most of the Globe’s strengths are in evidence. Alexander Dodge’s set is gorgeous and witty, […]
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 […]
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 […]