Neil Simon sucks, God bless him, except when he doesn’t. North Coast Repertory Theatre is mounting a very good ‘Chapter Two,’ Simon’s tribute to his second wife Marsha Mason and a nod to the pain of widowerhood — for once, this criminally overrated playwright is on to something.
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You’ve seen Sam Galahad hundreds of times before, even if you’re not a big film noir fan. North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Gunmetal Blues,’ in fact, is betting on that amid its decent effort at mounting a funny live look at the staple genre.
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…
Two of the 20th century’s greatest men of letters came from uniformly different backgrounds and have equally opposite beliefs about God’s existence. In North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Freud’s Last Session,’ we get quite a nice look at the debate that would have followed if the two had ever met.
Men do enjoy fooling themselves into thinking they’re something they’re not, and it’s their wives’ job to join in the fun accordingly. That’s the take-away from North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Fallen Angels.’ Now, if it only had some characters to impart the lesson…
The title contains two identical words that mean two different things – love, after all, is a many-faceted phenomenon, and it shows in North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Romance/Romance, in which the decent first piece softens you up for the dismal second act to come.