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Paddle for Clean Water Sep 21, 2014 Hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddle around the Ocean Beach Pier in an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water and healthy coastlines. There will be yoga classes, free breakfast for all paddlers, guest speakers, live music and more. 68 other events on Sunday, September 21
 
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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.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
Theater

‘Les Miz’ gets rousing treatment at Lamb’s Players Theatre

Popular musical tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Spectacle that it is and audacious in its wringing of emotions, Les Miserables is not a Broadway show you’d ever call intimate.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
Theater

‘Quartet’ lags when it should enliven

A review on the Old Globe production tops our coverage of local play

By David L. Coddon
Jean, the biggest opera star of the four, is feeling sorry for herself when she isn’t feeling hostile, and Reggie conceals his self-indulgence in brooding and ominous silences.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Theater

Much ado in North County theaters

Reviews of ‘The Full Monty” and the latest Intrepid Shakespeare Co. production top our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
It absolutely is in the hands of Intrepid Shakespeare Company, and Sean Yael-Cox and Shana Wride make a delightful Benedick and Beatrice.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Theater

Out of anesthesia and into the—piano?

Reviews of La Jolla Playhouse’s ‘Ether Dome’ and Old Globe’s ‘Into the Woods’ lead our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
San Diego’s big-name theaters have unveiled two very different productions: a harrowing history story at La Jolla Playhouse and, at The Old Globe, a reimagining of a musical that was born there.
Monday, July 14,2014
Theater

‘The Orphan of Zhao’ finds a home in La Jolla

An epic tale of revenge tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Luminous and artfully staged, La Jolla Playhouse’s The Orphan of Zhao, presented in association with American Conservatory Theater, is an epic story of sacrifice, revenge and self-reclamation.
 
 
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