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!.
Married life is either a patiently enduring proposition or a gamble lost as often as won. Diversionary Theatre’s well-intentioned ‘Bright Half Life’ tries to make us think it’s both, and that’s where the problems lie.
InnerMission Productions has been around for a decade staging shows throughout San Diego from Chula Vista to Ocean Beach. However, Co-Artistic Director, Carla Nell’s, rendition of Madeleine George’s melancholy and funny drama, Precious Little, represents the beginning of a new chapter for the company.
Playwright Christopher Durang has hauled out the big guns in ‘Baby with the Bathwater,’ his ode to lousy parenting and lousy parents. In this very good Diversionary Theatre entry, Helen and John Dingleberry never knew what hit ’em.
Judging from the reaction of SanDiegoStory.com’s team of reviewers, 2014 was a mixed year for the arts in San Diego. While there was plenty to savor, there was also plenty to criticize…