Next door to the Old Globe Theatre, where ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ is being explained these days, another troupe of mixed ages is examining the holiday season in only a slightly more weighty way with ‘Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas.’
Most people like to travel as a way to take a vacation, relax and escape their worries for a time. However, there are some men and women who go to distant lands in order to challenge themselves in ways that are risky and extremely dangerous.
Melancholy isn’t an easily defined state, yet its aftereffects are a powerful marker in the affected person’s emotional mix. Playwright Sarah Ruhl thinks it’s also an important component in mental health — and with InnerMission Productions’ very nice ‘Melancholy Play,’ it looks like she has a point.
‘Wicked,’ whose rise to untold fame began 15 years ago, harbors life lessons that date to the advent of theater itself. Currently, the colossal Broadway San Diego production serves as an outstanding example.
Shows about the iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes, continue to be presented all over San Diego County. Theaters such as The Old Globe, Moxie Theatre and Scripps Ranch Theatre have all recently produced shows that tie into the world of Arthur Conan Doyle’s great British sleuth.