Of Lynn Nottage’s two Pulitzer-Prize-winning plays, Sweat is the lesser. San Diego Repertory Theatre nevertheless gives it a powerful production that could leave audiences enthralled.
The history of actor/writer John Cariani’s 2004 play, Almost, Maine, is interesting, to say the least. Despite a locally successful premiere with the Portland Stage Company, the romantic comedy wasn’t a big hit in New York, where it played at the Daryl Roth Theatre off-Broadway.
If nothing else, the human condition is an incredibly generous entity, serving up endless degrees of humor at the drop of a hat. North Coast Repertory Theatre’s excellent ‘All in the Timing,’ in which David Ives chronicles this rather wry observation, is an ideal example.
As noted with vigor in the Old Globe’s ‘They Promised Her the Moon,’ it took a long time to establish women’s place in space. B ut it’s taking even longer to get back there significantly for us all.
With the large number of shows of varying quality that are presented each year at the San Diego International Fringe Festival, it’s easy to overlook and miss some high-quality works. Luckily for us, several of these plays return for limited engagements.
God may be unknowable, but the fruits of His labor are anything but. Just ask the cast of ‘Church,’ InnerMission Productions’ latest production — but keep in mind that the production doesn’t exactly suggest there’s a supernatural at all.