Two companies that have put on shows at the San Diego International Fringe Festival in the past have returned this year, both with short productions that offer satisfying experiences.
This is a new period in the history of the San Diego International Fringe Festival. Following a few years of primarily being held in downtown San Diego, the event has mostly moved to Balboa Park (with a few shows in venues around the county) in this, its seventh, year.
Todd Blakesley Rules. He’s back for the 2019 San Diego Fringe Festival with a gentle look at the fate of a Trump voter and, though the Fringe’s movement to Balboa Park has caused some confusion, he’s worth it.
The nuclear age comes wrapped in a sea of pacts, treaties, eleventh-hour phone calls, banner headlines, gleaming host cities, worn-through bargaining tables, heartfelt promises and outright lies. Lee Blessing’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’ tries to explain some of it — but the current North Coast Repertory Theatre entry doesn’t know which part it wants to play.
The tensions of generation gap rage toward helpless failure in JC Lee’s new drama of coping with contemporary contempt.