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In Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Sunshine Boys,” a long-retired vaudeville duo agree to set aside their decades-long animosity to re-team for one last performance. But some old habits die hard. The 1972 comedy gets a funny and spirited workout at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, which is the ideal venue for the play. It presents Simon’s works more than any other local professional theater and its longtime artistic director, David Ellenstein, has long provided senior actors — like Simon’s 70-something vaudevillians — the chance to show audiences that they’ve still got it.
Playwright Lauren Yee is hot, hot, hot! According to American Theatre Magazine, she’s the second most-produced playwright in the country this season, and “Cambodian Rock Band” — coming to La Jolla Playhouse Nov. 12-Dec. 15, 2019 — is on the list of the top 10 most produced plays in the United States. It has earned her the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Award and the Horton Foote Prize for outstanding new play, and she has been rewarded for her body of work at the highest levels.
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If you’re a fan of Lemony Snicket — and who isn’t? — you probably don’t think of the author of those weirdly engaging books about a trio of orphans called “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (now also a Netflix series) as someone likely to write for a full orchestra. But on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Copley Symphony Hall, “The Composer Is Dead,” a concert piece by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket, will make its first and only live appearance in San Diego with the San Diego Symphony.
Pass the Popcorn San Diego International Film Festival opens with director Martin Scorsese’s star-studded “The Irishman” 6:30 p.m.
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