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…
It’s the little things — like a person’s penchant for the law, a person’s sexual persuasion, even a person’s middle name — that make big characters. With Diversionary Theatre’s ‘Thrill Me,’ not only aren’t there any characters; there’s barely a play.
Maybe Circle Circle dot dot needs to get more specific in its references to the city it seeks to portray and reflect. Even so, its “San Diego, I Love You, 2.0” features two very good performances in this story about military life and a couple’s sacrifice within it. The scrappy company understands that theater is a terribly public act, and its site-specific approach isn’t lost on an art form that’s been embracing community-based performance forever.
Men with muscled legs poured into tights and booty shorts will keep you hopping long after the New Year.
The most versatile men pull double duty – they dance and act for multiple troupes and embrace a range of styles and costumes like second skin.
Freedom of Speech isn’t about getting to show off the ability to perform a bunch of dialects; it’s about giving voice to people who often aren’t well heard…