The Craig Noel Award nominations represent the collective view of the Critics Circle members as to the strongest productions, performances, and technical work in the past year – and as such represent a kind of “report card” on the San Diego theatre community.
We asked each of our writers to cast their thoughts as “bravos” and “boos.” As you’ll see, some of them found it easier to do than others. Be that as it may, we proudly present essays by Ken Herman, Kris Eitland, Bill Eadie, David Dixon, Martin Jones Westlin, and Welton Jones.
Solar radiation carries a deadly potential rivaled by only one phenomenon — war. The former upends commerce the way the latter upends lives; Innermission Productions’ current ‘Seven Spots on the Sun’ is a very good case in point.
How do you manage to — uh — contain yourself amid the magic of theater and all it means? Former La Jolla resident Dominique Salerno found the solution. You write and perform your own show from a space no bigger than two breadboxes.
Two of the summer’s better performances are up at Diversionary Theatre — but amid some criminally ingratiating material, the actors can do only so much in Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company’s slovenly Gutenberg! The Musical!.