A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a merry new musical containing bits borrowed from all the right places. The Old Globe is presenting it with a charming cast and infectious ingenuity. W. S. Gilbert, Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde hover over the Edwardian enterprise, with Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Voltaire and John Gay […]
What if you knew that this evening was your last on earth? What would you do? And, to complicate matters further, what if you were the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and you had this information? That’s the premise of Katori Hall’s play, The Mountaintop, now through March 31 at San Diego REP’s Lyceum Space. Full of twists and turns, this West Coast premiere may not entirely satisfy, but it will engage.
Long before Court TV, Nancy Grace, and gossip magazines, we were obsessed with criminals, corruption, and the circus of celebrity. Present day news junkies and paparazzi would have had a field day in 1924 Chicago, as did reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins who covered the scandalous murder trials of two unrepentant women. She turned her reports […]
“Time stands still” is an oxymoron, something inherently contradictory. Time, of course, is always progressing, though in the eye of the beholder time can seem to stand still under extreme conditions.
How people react to extreme conditions is a major theme of Donald Margulies’ multilayered relationship play, performing through March 17 at North Coast Repertory Theatre. But, “relationship” as a topic for drama turns out to be an oxymoron as well.
Punk Rock is a potent cocktail of teen angst, bravado, and terror, fiercely shaken and currently served with cynical sangfroid at ion theatre in Hillcrest. Written by the assured young Brit Simon Stephens, a former teacher at the U.S. equivalent of high school in a suburb of Manchester, the play immerses the audience in the […]
Sylvia M’lafi Thompson has been getting a lot of acclaim in the past few years for her work in San Diego productions such as Fences and Our Town. Her acting deserves to be praised once again, in the New Village Arts Theatre’s interpretation of The Trip to Bountiful.