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Hera Hub Authors' Salon Jan 27, 2015

This panel discussion will feature award-winning children’s writer Edith Hope Fine, Nancy Johnson (Shenandoah: Daughter of the Stars), and Linda Scott, founder of eFrog Press.

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Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu
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Our weekly Red List round-up


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Wednesday, January 21,2015

Reviews of Ion Theatre’s ‘’night Mother’ and ‘North Coast Rep’s ‘Gunmetal Blues’

Anguish, tired spoofery and a rundown of all the plays on local production

By David L. Coddon
Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ’night, Mother, onstage at Ion Theatre’s BLKBOX space in Hillcrest, is an anguished, penetrating battle of wills between two women.
Wednesday, January 14,2015

In San Diego Rep’s ‘Steal Heaven,’ activists meet in a riotous afterlife

Herbert Siguenza’s latest at the Lyceum tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
As a work of theater, Steal Heaven, directed for San Diego Repertory Theatre by Siguenza and Todd Salovey, is rather contrived.
Tuesday, January 6,2015

San Diego’s Circle Circle Dot Dot taps into community voices

Plus, a rundown of local plays in production

By David L. Coddon
In San Diego theater circles, the name is out there, due in large part to Circle Circle Dot Dot's two productions of the site-specific San Diego, I Love You, which took intrepid audiences on journeys first through Hillcrest and then University Heights.
Monday, December 29,2014

The best San Diego theater in 2014

San Diego Rep and Intrepid Theatre had very good years

By David L. Coddon
Heart-rending family stories. Traditional and post-modern Shakespeare. Rousing musicals. The past year in San Diego theater was one to savor. Here are the best of the best.
Monday, December 22,2014

New Village Arts’ ‘Nutcracker’ isn’t what it seems

It’s not a ballet that tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
If ballet bores you, then we've got something in common. But don't let the title of the year-end production at Carlsbad's New Village Arts Theatre—The Nutcracker—throw you. This holiday show, d
Tuesday, December 16,2014

Cygnet Theatre returns ‘A Christmas Carol’ to its Victorian roots

Holiday classic tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Whether it's on the screen or the stage, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the gift that keeps on giving. Year after year. Adaptation after adaptation. 
Tuesday, December 9,2014

Naughty or nice, Circle Circle dot dot has something for you

A different kind of holiday show tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
The truth is, the yuletide is the season for same old same old. But wait! The community-theater group Circle Circle dot dot really is doing something different.
Tuesday, December 2,2014

Diversionary’s ‘Tru’ is a real alternative to usual holiday fare

One-man show about Truman Capote tops our coverage of loca plays

By David L. Coddon
Cole Porter’s glib “At Long Last Love” will never sound the same to you after seeing Jay Presson Allen’s Tru, a one-man show about a 51-year-old Truman Capote tormented by booze, the passing of time and loneliness.
Tuesday, November 25,2014

San Diego Rep’s ‘Honky’ brims with uneasy laughter

A show that leaves political correctness at the door tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Greg Kalleres’ Honky is a biting satiric comedy of what-ifs. What if people, black or white, spoke with absolutely no filters about race?
Wednesday, November 19,2014

Enron relived at Moxie Theatre

An odd retelling of a tale of scandal tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Try this just for fun: Ask the next 10 people you meet to explain the 2001 Enron scandal to you. Odds are, most of them will say they’ve heard of Enron and they knew there was some scandal involving it, but that’d be it.