Damien, playing through May 5 at Lamb’s Players Theatre’s Coronado facility, reaches back to the company’s roots. Written by Aldyth Morris, the plot follows a number of conventions of Christian drama (and, truth be told, drama of all sorts): set up the hero as cantankerous, high-minded, and always fighting the establishment, and let the story play out in a way that insures the audience will realize that it is the hero’s faith that makes him a hero.
When it comes to adaptations of classic stories, spectators and critics try to judge the interpretation on its own terms. Sometimes, a particular version seems to rely so heavily on the original source material, that the experience feels like a pale imitation of a classic tale, instead of a fresh take. Fortunately, this is […]
The four films shown at “Dance for Camera” at SDSU on Saturday ranged from accomplished and charming to problematic. Even the less successful work was interesting, though, and guess what? There’s a dance film scene happening locally.
Grey Gardens is a strangely beautiful musical about people who are both strangely beautiful and more than eccentric. In a way, it’s the perfect musical for ion Theatre, which is presenting its Southern California premiere through April 20.
A classic struggle of church and state: claiming allegiance to Divine authority, Roman Catholic bishops adamantly oppose the will of the head of state. That scenario may bring to mind the recent conflict between President Obama and the Roman Catholic hierarchy over certain aspects of Obamacare. It also describes the central theme of Italian composer […]
Being alone while lost in a forest or feeling tiny in a vast space is a natural cause for melancholic apprehension. Not being in control, not being the master of the situation, being at the mercy of nature―or worse, being at the mercy of God himself―falls into the artistic tradition called the “Romantic Sublime.” The master […]