Diana Saenger

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  • Roles and race take center stage in 'Red Velvet' at The Old Globe

    Roles and race take center stage in 'Red Velvet' at The Old Globe

    The Old Globe Theatre’s newest production, “Red Velvet,” is a thrilling drama that transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in 1833. It’s there that young, black American, Ira Aldridge, takes over the role of “Othello” at the Royal Covent Garden Theatre. This...

  • LET'S REVIEW: At The Old Globe, redemption comes amid emotion to 'The Blameless'

    LET'S REVIEW: At The Old Globe, redemption comes amid emotion to 'The Blameless'

    In the opening of ‘‘The Blameless,” Diana Garcia (Antoinette LaVecchia) is anxiously running around her kitchen and yelling at her daughter, Theresa (Nataysha Rey), for all kinds of things. They scream back and forth contradicting each other, until Theresa runs to her room to be with her friend...

  • Old Globe Theatre's 'The Blameless' explores moving past tragedy

    Old Globe Theatre's 'The Blameless' explores moving past tragedy

    It’s unlikely to get through life without experiencing bad times. “The Blameless” acknowledges such and takes a look at the happy, close-knit Garcia family striving to overcome a tragic act of violence. Written by Nick Gandiello and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the play has its world premiere...

  • LET’S REVIEW: ‘The Illusion’ is fantastic fun at North Coast Rep Theatre

    LET’S REVIEW: ‘The Illusion’ is fantastic fun at North Coast Rep Theatre

    Imagine you are aging, have lost contact with your only son, and yearn to see him once more. That’s where we find Pridamant (John Herzog), who, desperate to locate his long-lost Clindor (Michael Polak), visits a sorceress (Kandis Chappell) hoping she’ll use her magic to find him in “The Illusion,”...

  • LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    The 1976 comedy film version of “Freaky Friday” was nominated for three Golden Globes — for Best Actresses Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, and Best Original Song.  All the music, humor, fantasy and family film elements that made it a favorite are captured onstage in La Jolla Playhouse’s production...

  • 'The Illusion' set to make magic at North Coast Rep

    'The Illusion' set to make magic at North Coast Rep

    The drama “The Illusion,” by Tony Kushner (adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’illusion Comique”) will take North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT) audiences on an extraordinary journey. NCRT Artistic Director David Ellenstein said he first experienced Kushner’s work when he played an actor in the...

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