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SDMT White Christmas

SDMT brings a “White Christmas” to San Diego

There are some things that are the signal that the holidays have come around, depending on when you want to start celebrating.  For some that means fall with the return of Pumpkin Spice Latte, for others, it’s prepping the turkey, but for those that love the winter holidays it’s the

Unnecessary Farce North Coast Rep

San Diego Theatre Review: North Coast Rep’s ‘Unnecessary Farce’

Unnecessary Farce, North Coast Repertory Theatre’s latest offering, definitely lives up to the ‘Farce’ part of its title. It’s one big absurd situation after another and you’re pretty much guaranteed to laugh your socks, or kilt, off. The show, written by New York based actor Paul Slade Smith and directed

Theater Review: ‘Othello’ at the Clarion Theater (NYC)

Several years ago I predicted that the Seeing Place Theater would outgrow its home in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, and the group’s sixth season has proven me right. Of course, I’m not going to quit my day job and become a fortuneteller – anybody who has ever seen any of the

Moxie Theatre Trouble in Mind Review

Review: MOXIE Theatre’s ‘Trouble in Mind’

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.

Enron Moxie Theatre

Theater Review: ‘Enron’ at Moxie Theatre in San Diego

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

Disgraced on Broadway Review

Broadway Review: ‘Disgraced’ at the Lyceum Theatre

If you put an ex-Muslim lawyer, an African-American lawyer, a Jewish art curator, and a WASP artist who primary works with Islamic themes in her art together at a dinner party, mix with a few cocktails and professional stress, and then bring up religion and politics, well, you can guess

Broadway Review: ‘Holler If You Hear Me’

Holler If You Hear Me, the new Broadway musical based on the music of Tupac Shakur, has moments like the rapper himself: raw and electric. And when those moments happen, it’s truly exciting. But unfortunately, there aren’t enough of those moments here. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny

Theatre Review: ‘Mud Blue Sky’ at San Diego’s Moxie Theatre

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

Review: ‘Dying City’ / ‘Two Rooms’ at the Sargent Theater (NYC)

In recent years The Seeing Place has been pairing plays by different playwrights with thematic similarities together in repertory. Through hard work and persistence they have been granted the rights to a number of acclaimed plays, and the current productions maintain that high quality of material – Christopher Shinn’s Dying

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