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Turkey Calling Show Nov 26, 2014 This show is presented like an old-time live radio broadcast with performances by The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra and hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson.  45 other events on Wednesday, November 26
 
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New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays
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Wednesday, November 19,2014
Theater

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.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
Theater

La Jolla Playhouse’s ‘Hunchback’ may be too sweet

Disney-fied production tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
As pure spectacle, La Jolla Playhouse’s American premiere of the stage musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an unqualified success. 
Tuesday, November 4,2014
Theater

Oklahoma! struts its stuff at Welk Resorts Theatre

71-year-old Americana staple tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Welk Resorts' barn-like theater is an apt setting for this famed musical, and its relative intimacy brings the singing and dancing close to the audience. 
Wednesday, October 29,2014
Theater

New Fortune Theater debuts with ‘Henry V’

First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Henry V is a rambling historical vehicle rife with battlefield bloodshed and righteous orations from the English king who lusts to add France to his realm. 
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.
 
 
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