If wandering around inside North Park’s historic 1940s Lafayette Hotel searching for puzzle clues in a vague atmosphere of crime and danger sounds interesting, then the La Jolla Playhouse has a show for you.
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No comic has appeared more often on television’s “Saturday Night Live” than Darrell Hammond. And none, perhaps, has dragged around such a load of psychic misery. In his new play at the La Jolla Playhouse, Hammond tells all.
The blow-up of Houston’s Enron corporation in 2001 splattered dirty capitalism all over the financial world and even into English colleges, where a young dramatist found a wickedly amusing morality play for Moxie Theatre.
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.
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.