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…
We love who we love, and we’re willing to bear the consequences, at least the way Paul Rudnick’s ‘Regrets Only’ tells it. Diversionary Theatre’s latest entry veers too close to farce at one point, but its storytelling is rife with sometimes painfully funny one-liners and situations to that end.
bare: a pop opera has been called a “cult favorite.” First performed in Los Angeles in 2000, the show made its New York debut off-Broadway in 2004 and was presented in a revised version during the 2012-13 off-Broadway season. Diversionary Theatre has mounted its largest and most complex production to date in bringing the original version to San Diego. The result makes an A for effort, if not always for achievement…