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It’s a Trip! A new look at ‘Macbeth’ live at NTC Barracks 2

The cast: Thomas Miller (MacDuff, Duncan, Head Witch); Carissa Cash (Lady Macbeth, Lady MacDuff), Josh Brody (Malcolm, Banquo), Tom Dugdale (Narrator); and Claire Kaplan (Macbeth)  Maurice Hewitt

It’s a sure thing that you’ve never seen a production of “Macbeth” like this … a radical re-visioning of the classic drama, staged in former military barracks.

Free-spirited neighbors generate sparks of self-inquiry in SD Rep’s ‘Detroit’


Lisa D’Amour’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated script gains momentum as newly arrived neighbors Sharon and Kenny begin to unfurl the shadowy details of their not-too-distant past.

Let’s Review! “The Who & The What” at La Jolla Playhouse entertains and questions

Mahwish (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) and Zarina (Monika Jolly) have bonding time with Dad (Bernard White) in La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere of ‘The Who & The What.’

Parents and their children often see things differently — especially when the offspring are maturing. Such is the case with one Muslim-American family, which plays out in the world premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s “The Who & The What” at La Jolla Playhouse through March 9.

Let’s Review! Old Globe’s “The Winter’s Tale” is ambitious, entertaining

Hermione (Natacha Roi), Mamillius  (Jordi Bertran) and Leontes (Billy Campbell) share a short-lived harmony in Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale.’  Jim Cox

Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale,” written during his later years, has often been called his problem play as it evokes many questions about its structure from theater professionals. The Old Globe Theatre’s current production has a new musical score by Michael Tork, and is directed with a dash of novel fantasy, by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.

Sexy satire in ‘Don Juan’ ballet at Lyceum Theatre

Chris Jovillar, Maxim Tchernychev,  Joe Hochschild and Stephanie Maiorano in San Diego Ballet's 'Don Juan.'

One by one, they slink out of their chairs for a turn with the handsome guy in tight skinny jeans and pointy boots.

It’s all fun with language in French farce redux at North Coast Repertory Theatre

In the sexy, bawdy ‘The School For Lies,’ at North Coast Rep, playwright David Ives tinkers with Molière’s ‘The Misanthrope,’ providing a farce for modern times.  Courtesy

Playwright David Ives’ “The School for Lies,” opening at North Coast Repertory Theatre this week, is his own spin on Molière’s 1666 comedy of manners about French aristocratic society, “The Misanthrope.”

Little Boxes: Student playwright pens drama premiering at La Jolla High School

Dan (Tanner Perry) talks to Sarah (Celie Mitchard) when she brings out the sock puppet she uses to communicate. Andrea (Hannah Orr) and Julie (Hannelore Manriquez) watch. Photos by Ashley Mackin

“Little Boxes,” an original drama by La Jolla High School junior Noah Wilson, will debut at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, with 7 p.m. shows Feb. 20-22 at the school’s Parker auditorium, 750 Nautilus St.

Let’s Review: Reality hits hard in Globe’s ‘Bethany’

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There were some big open mouths at the end of the last act. I wasn’t the only one to be utterly taken aback.

Lots will be new in The Old Globe’s The Winter’s Tale

Paul Michael Valley appears as Polixenes, Natacha Roi as Hermione and Billy Campbell as Leontes in William Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale.’  Jim Cox

he Old Globe Theatre’s Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will achieve an innovative first this month when he makes his Old Globe directorial debut with Shakespeare’s mesmerizing “The Winter’s Tale.” The show will also be the first time in more than a decade that a Shakespearean production will take the Globe’s indoor stage.

La Jolla Playhouse’s The Who & The What takes a poke at tradition vs. modern life

Left: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s latest is ‘The Who & The What.’

Considering the growing diversity of our country’s population, “The Who & The What,” penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, is a timely look at a conservative Muslim family in Atlanta, Ga. The production will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, Feb. 11-March 9.

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