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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
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Wednesday, October 22,2014
Theater

Duel in the dark at North Coast Rep

“Freud’s Last Session’ tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Freud’s Last Session succeeds not only in shining a light on two fascinating historical figures, but also in provoking critical thought about the most enigmatic complexities of life and afterlife.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Theater

Reviews of ‘The Royale’ and ‘The Clean House’

Current offerings at The Old Globe and New Village Arts top our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
The configuration of The Old Globe’s Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre—a theater in the round—is ideal for a prizefight.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Theater

‘Fool for Love’ or foes in love

A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Those slamming doors you just heard are echoing from the direction of Old Town, where Cygnet Theatre is staging Sam Shepard’s 75 minutes of raw tension known as Fool for Love.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
Theater

Old Globe’s ‘Bright Star’ merely flickers in the darkness

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Beware of works of art in which a star is a metaphor. As a matter of fact, beware of anything in which a star is a metaphor.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Theater

A not-quite-finished ‘Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World’

Moxie Theatre’s sequel (of sorts) to ‘The Crucible’ tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Enough already with The Crucible! Arthur Miller’s 1953 play about the Salem witch trials is as omnipresent in San Diego this fall as sticky weather. 
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Theater

Reviews of ‘Kingdom City’ and ‘Fallen Angels’

Current offerings from La Jolla Playhouse and North Coast Rep top our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Sheri Wilner's Kingdom City is as much an homage to Arthur Miller's The Crucible as it is a penetrating comment on moral repression and censorship.
Wednesday, September 10,2014
Theater

‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane’ sounds a note of poignancy and courage

One-woman San Diego Rep production tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
So intimate is Golabek’s telling of her mother’s courageous story that the Rep’s use of screen projections and taped orchestral accompaniment are really unnecessary.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Theater

‘Regrets Only’ makes a point and a ruckus

A very loud Diversionary Theatre offering tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Regrets Only looks like what they used to call an old-fashioned “drawing-room comedy.” The setting is actually a Park Avenue penthouse living room, but the actors moving about it are glib, sophisticated and well-attired, as befits the genre.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Theater

Globe’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ is beguiling fun

Final Summer Shakespeare Festival entry leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
The Old Globe's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, capping off its 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival, is a triumph of al fresco fun. 
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Theater

Professor Higgins presides on Moonlight stage

A review of ‘My Fair Lady’ leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
The greatest Broadway musical of all time? My Fair Lady. Hands down.
 
 
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