InnerMission Productions has been around for a decade staging shows throughout San Diego from Chula Vista to Ocean Beach. However, Co-Artistic Director, Carla Nell’s, rendition of Madeleine George’s melancholy and funny drama, Precious Little, represents the beginning of a new chapter for the company.

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Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Water by the Spoonful, not only captures a rich and dynamic portrayal of seemingly overwhelming struggles in American life but it does so with beauty and grace. And, the Old Globe has mounted a production that matches the play’s elegance in dramatic construction, use of language, and insight into the human psyche…

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Playwright Bruce Norris takes Avenue Q’s snarky bromide that everyone’s a little bit racist to its logical conclusion in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park, now playing through February 10 at San Diego REP’s Lyceum Stage. I have a bone to pick with how Mr. Norris manipulates the story, but I have no bones about recommending this solid-at-every-level production.

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South Pacific, now playing through March 17 at the Welk Resorts Theatre, is deservedly rated as one of the best and most lavish musicals of all time. The Welk’s production is nowhere near lavish, but it proves to be solid enough to be enjoyed by the entire family.

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