Noted arts critic Charlene Baldridge, who died Sept. 9 at age 83 after a lengthy illness, had a relationship with her daughter that involved far more than the written word.
The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in rural Mississippi in August, 1955, is recalled by many as the decisive beginning of the last century’s Civil Rights movement. Ifa Bayeza’s stirring one act play “The Ballad of Emmett Till” recounts this event as a kind of passion play, taking us on a fervent journey with Till on his unintended via dolorosa . . .
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.
Four shows might sound like a lot to see in one weekend, but at the La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Without Walls (WoW) Festival, that was just a taste of what the event offered. There were more than 21 site-specific and immersive theatre projects ranging from drama, opera, dance and family friendly entertainment.