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…
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.