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?
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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.
Something about ‘The Imaginary Invalid’ seems very familiar. But nothing gets in the way of the visiting Fiasco Theater’s version now at the Old Globe Theatre. It’s a constant delight.
What’s not to like about 24 Jimmy Buffett songs from 44 years of baladeering? And a plot and you’ve got a Broadway-bound musical titled – what else? – ‘Escape to Margaritaville.’