Two hundred years ago, the best surgeons were the fastest. The man who could remove a festering leg in less than three minutes ruled the hospital, not only with skill but also brute strength and the ability to ignore the desperate, messy agonies of the patient. The arrival of trustworthy anesthesia – mainly ether – […]
La Jolla Playhouse
A centuries-old tale, adapted by an English poet-playwright and produced by San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre is a moving experience in universal human drama, brilliantly staged by Carey Perloff.
Big, brawny, and macho, El Henry, the Without Walls collaboration between the La Jolla Playhouse and the San Diego REPertory Theatre, has marched, rumbled, and cruised its way into the Makers Quarter district of San Diego’s East Village…
I’ve been at the Hilton, sitting in on a variety of plenary and breakout groups, and struggling with how to make the conference relevant to readers who are interested in theatre but who are not theatre professionals. The question that kept coming up for me was, “Why should you care?”
The shadow of Islam hangs over a family making a new life in Atlanta as the bright daughters try to resolve their culture and their surroundings in a family drama that seems too light-hearted for the stakes…
Despite the exploitive potential of conjoined twins born into sleazy show business, the reworked Bill Ryssell-Henry Krieger musical Side Show delivers a poignant, dignified and surprisingly romantic package to the La Jolla Playhouse.