Circle Circle dot dot, a newish theatre collective that presents company-created material, has decided to try something site-specific. The result is San Diego. I Love You, which is being presented to the public this weekend and next. It’s a pleasant hour-long afternoon stroll through the varieties of young love in Hillcrest.
Chance Theatre’s current attraction, the West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq – The Musical, feels a bit like a rave. It’s ear-splitting, eye-popping, and sometimes too hip for its own good. But it’s also loose-limbed, terrifically sung, and hypnotically entertaining.
The Brothers Size, Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s first professional play, announces Mr. McCraney as a creative and complex thinker who challenges audiences with simple stories on classic themes whose surface glosses a wealth of meaning underneath. The Old Globe’s production leaves its audiences breathless, unsettled, and aching for more.
Pete ‘n Keely has a very thin premise, and the way it’s fleshed out is every bit as predictable as you’d expect. Its saving grace is getting to hear two talented performers sing and act their way through a bunch of standards.
Playwright Bruce Norris takes Avenue Q’s snarky bromide that everyone’s a little bit racist to its logical conclusion in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park, now playing through February 10 at San Diego REP’s Lyceum Stage. I have a bone to pick with how Mr. Norris manipulates the story, but I have no bones about recommending this solid-at-every-level production.
The Old Globe Theatre has mounted a stately production of George Bernard Shaw’s best comedy – Pygmalion – on the occasion of the play’s centenary. (It was first performed, in German, at Vienna for reasons both complicated and uninteresting.) Most of the Globe’s strengths are in evidence. Alexander Dodge’s set is gorgeous and witty, […]