Reviews

“MELANCHOLY PLAY” at InnerMission Productions

“MELANCHOLY PLAY” at InnerMission Productions

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 11/16/18 RUN DATES:  11/4/18 - 11/24/18 VENUE: InnerMission Productions There’s an almond-shaped mass of gray matter in your brain called the amygdala, that’s responsible for emotions. In 2001, this factoid inspired the now-acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl to create her first full-length work, “Melancholy Play.” As one character puts it in his “defense of melancholy,” it’s “a disappearing emotion.” We talk about depression all the time, but melancholy – often sentimentalized in song -- seems to have Read More →

“CLINT BLACK’S LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS” at The Old Globe

“CLINT BLACK’S LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/23/18 RUN DATES:  11/11/18 - 12/31/18 VENUE: The Old Globe A world premiere country Christmas musical Read the full review here. Read More →

“PERSUASION” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“PERSUASION” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 10/19/18 Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/23/18 RUN DATES: 10/12/18 - 11/18/18 VENUE:  Lamb's Players Theatre When you think about it, a groundbreaking 200 year-old novel that emphasizes the heroine’s interior monologue lends itself perfectly to musical treatment. Because, how many musical theater songs express the hopes, dreams and inner thoughts of a character? “Persuasion” was Jane Austen’s final novel, published six months after her death in 1817. It’s something of a Cinderella story, where good-hearted, smart and Read More →

“HOLMES & WATSON at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“HOLMES & WATSON at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 11/2/18 RUN DATES: 10/17/18 - 11/18/18 VENUE:  North Coast Repertory Theatre NOT very elementary, Dr. Watson! What starts out as a fairly straightforward mystery in Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Holmes & Watson,” takes so many unexpected twists and neck-snapping turns that your head is positively spinning by the end. And that seems just right for a Sherlock story, doesn’t it? North Coast Repertory Theatre snagged the West coast premiere of this endlessly clever, crafty cliffhanger, and has made a Read More →

“ACTUALLY” at San Diego Repertory Theatre

“ACTUALLY” at San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 10/26/18 RUN DATES: 10/11/18 - 11/4/18 VENUE:  San Diego Repertory Theatre “Fifty percent plus a feather.” That’s the lowest possible burden of proof, and often how campus sexual assault cases are decided these days, especially when there’s reasonable doubt on both sides. And there’s definitely reasonable doubt in “Actually,” the provocative 2017 two-hander by Anna Ziegler, now at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Amber and Tom are floundering freshmen at Princeton University. They both feel like they don’t Read More →

“FADE” at Moxie Theatre

“FADE” at Moxie Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/23/18/ RUN DATES: 11/10/18 - 11/11/18 VENUE:  Moxie Theatre  First impressions and false assumptions. Lucia (she insists it be pronounced lu-SEE-ya), a Mexican-born Chicago writer (with one novel to her name), is newly arrived in Hollywood to work on a TV drama centered on a Latina detective. Abel (that’s ah-BEL) is the night janitor in the building. When they meet, she speaks to him in Spanish, assuming he’s monolingual. To her surprise, he responds in unaccented Read More →