Husband problems dog wives the world over, even when that world is as finite as the distance between Texas and Westchester County. Point Loma Playhouse is running its own take on the concept via John Ford Noonan’s ‘A Coupla White Chicks Sittin’ Around Talkin” — and try as it might, it doesn’t carry any solutions.
Millions of miles can’t separate good and evil, especially as both elements thrash it out in the secrecy of deep space. Talent to aMuse has mounted its current ‘HOPE’ to that effect — and it succeeds as writer/director O.P. Hadlock marks his 500th show.
Maybe Einstein and Picasso never met in a Parisian bistro as their careers were just begging, but Steve Martin had fun in the 1990s thinking about the potential impact on such a meeting on the 20th Century. In a revival of the play, Old Globe director Barry Edelstein does much to ignite the fantasy.
The story about the mother and teenaged daughter who magically swap bodies has been around so long that the title sounds like antique slang but author Bridget Carpenter and songwriters Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey have deftly shaped it into a fable for the ages and director Christopher Ashley imported it for the beginning of his second decade as artistic boss at L Jolla Playhouse.