In MOXIE Theatre's PEERLESS, this teenage drama is elevated to Shakespearean levels, quite literally.
The show is both funny and incredibly sad and director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg blends the two perfectly.
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Jeffrey Jones & Rae K. Hendersen in Moxie’s ‘Orange Julius.’ Photo by Daren Scott. You know you’re thoroughly engrossed in a play when the house lights come up and you realize that an hour and a half has flown by. That’s what happens with Basil Keimendahl’s Orange Julius, which makes its world premiere at Moxie Theatre. The show is about family, specifically Nut (Rae K. Hendersen) and her father, Julius (Jeffrey Jones), a Vietnam vet who was poisoned by the deadly Agent Orange. Nut, who identifies herself as a man, has come back home to help her mother (Dana Case) ... Read more
One common thread that has run through every show I’ve seen at Moxie Theatre is their excellent casting. With their latest play, Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind, that through line continues with a pair of powerhouse performances by Monique Gaffney and Ruff Yeager.
Lucy Prebble’s Enron, a satiric dramatization of the rise and fall of the now infamous Texas-based energy company, closed way too early when it ran on Broadway. I can see why. I’d think most people in the city for a night out want to escape reality and not want to a true account of greedy businessman getting one over on the American people. Hopefully though, as the show is performed at regional theater companies, like Moxie Theatre here in San Diego, it’ll finally get the audience it deserves. The story focuses on Jeffrey Skilling, who went from mid-level manager to ... Read more
Ninety percent of Mud Blue Sky, which opened last week at San Diego’s MOXIE Theatre, is set in a small, almost cramped hotel room near Chicago’s O’Hare airport. But out of that tiny space comes some really terrific performances. The play, which is having its West Coast premiere, was written by Marisa Wegrzyn and tells the story of aging flight attendant, Beth (DeAnna Driscoll). Stuck night after night in non-descript hotel rooms, she’s thinking it’s about time to call it a career and take a buyout the airline is offering. She’s done with the travel and thanks to her bad ... Read more
Moxie Theatre may be small in size, but it certainly does pack a punch. A terrific, wonderful punch.