As could be expected for a late Thursday afternoon, the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival didn’t start with a large attendance. Several shows had less than five audience members, which is something that I’ve rarely experienced at any theatrical event.
Wearing signature black-rimmed glasses, Paul Swensen Eddy conjures the ghost of Buddy Holly in tunes like “That’ll Be the Day,” and “Maybe Baby.” He cranks on his Fender Strocaster guitar (stolen twice in 1958…)and he argues with mentors and band mates…
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.
While writing “Wuthering Heights,” novelist Emily Bronte probably didn’t expect so many adaptations of her book. Numerous film, television and theatrical television interpretations have come out since the story was published in 1847.
Somebody or somebodies once declared that truth is stranger than fiction. In Lamb’s Players Theatre’s ‘Big Fish,’ both are about on a par with each other — but to appreciate that, you have to work pretty hard.