So why this Doll’s House, right now? Maybe it’s just punching a ticket – the Old Globe Theatre has never before done the most-produced play of the second-most-produced playwright – but I suspect it’s a gender thing. Henrik Ibsen himself said more than once that A Doll’s House had nothing to do with women’s rights. […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a show where my opinion drastically changed over the course of the evening. This is exactly what happened during Moonlight Stage Productions presentation of Born Yesterday, which is a rare example of a play where the quality of the storytelling rises after intermission. In 1946, a […]
Many of Stephen Sondheim’s musicals are more admired than beloved. Assassins falls into that category, despite a well-paced and sung production at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town.
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 […]