Kristoffer Diaz’ play “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety” at San Diego’s ion theater appears to be about professional wrestling, but it is really an agitprop assault on America’s flawed stabs at becoming a sane multiracial society. The production succeeds admirably in the postage stamp confines of ion’s storefront theater in Hillcrest.
Back in town playing the Sergei Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with the San Diego Symphony at the Jacobs Music Center on Saturday (Oct. 26), Chinese superstar Lang Lang once again basked in the adulation of his fans. Music Director Jahja Ling conducted Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major and two shorter Dvorak Slavonic Dances to round out the concert.
Arthur Miller is acknowledged as one of the greatest American playwrights of all time. Many of his stories including Death of a Salesman, All my Sons, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge continue to be popular classics.
Tony and Grammy Awards winning vocalist Audra McDonald soared in her concert for the La Jolla Music Society Friday (Oct. 25) at the Balboa Theatre downtown. Her authority as an interpreter of musical theatre and her ability to captivate her audience were never in doubt as she explored the paths less taken in American stage music.
“There are so many levels and platforms,” he said, and I climb that staircase dozens of times, so yes, it’s not easy being the Count. The seduction and the fangs are the easy part. A dentist made a retainer for me, with the two fangs attached.”
Viewers hiked on a muddy path to a wooded area for a dance at Sue Bierman Park. The grass was wet and to our left, tucked away in the shrubs, was a makeshift tent. Clearly, there was a human being sleeping under there. Was that part of the performance? No, and yes.