Anyone helping a person whose health is deteriorating knows how psychologically grueling an experience this can be. There is nothing gratifying about seeing a person whom you care about weaken in front of your eyes.
All this talk of fences and walls and migration is exhausting, except playwright Karen Zacarias and her director, Edward Torres, make it fun at the Old Globe Theatre.
Under the leadership of Matt M. Morrow, Diversionary Theatre has gifted San Diego with sharp and complex productions and has broken the mold for what might be thought of as “gay” theatre. Its current production, Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary’s The Loneliest Girl in the World aims even higher – and in many ways gets there….
‘Hair: The American Tribal-Love Rock Musical’ made waves in the Broadway of 1968 with its nudity and its public opposition to the American military effort in South Vietnam. It’s frankly not the best script in the history of the universe — but OB Playhouse correctly sees its value as a marker for Ocean Beach and the spirit of the times.
Egypt’s pharaohs had nothing on the puppets their dynasties loved, just as the postmodern era has embraced puppetry with vigor and delight. New Village Arts’ very good ‘Avenue Q’ capitalizes on our centuries-old affair with our inner marionettes — with a big dose of the real world to keep things in perspective.
In 1977, the “Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo” organization was formed in Argentina to bring attention to abductions by the military dictatorship. The members’ daughters “disappeared,” after the military junta started a “Dirty War” targeted at the left-wing organizations fighting the government.