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Axline Lecture: Alfredo Jaar Apr 23, 2014 The San Diego Museum of Art and MCASD present the 14th annual Axline Lecture featuring Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, whose work, Muxima, a looping video installation featuring multiple iterations of a popular Angolan folk song, is on view at SDMA. 60 other events on Wednesday, April 23
 
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Wednesday, April 16,2014
Theater

‘Mandate Memories’ and mystery at North Coast Rep

A review of a heart-wrenching world premiere in Solana Beach tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
History, of both a textbook and a personal nature, define Lionel Goldstein’s new play, Mandate Memories, which is having its world premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach under the direction of David Ellenstein.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Theater

The clock ticks in an emotive Old Globe production

‘Time and the Conways’ leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Time and the Conways, now on stage at The Old Globe Theatre, was one of Priestly’s “Time Plays” written during the 1930s and ’40s.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Theater

Intrepid Shakespeare Co.’s season begins with powerful ‘All My Sons’

Arthur Miller classic tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon

Intrepid Shakespeare Company has launched its fifth season in impressive fashion, staging a faultless production of Arthur Miller’s fiercely intense family drama All My Sons.

Wednesday, March 26,2014
Theater

The songs remain the same—irresistibly Kander & Ebb

Moonlight Stage Productions’ ‘The World Goes ’Round’ tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
The World Goes ‘Round, a two-act musical revue at Avo Playhouse in Vista, is really one extended session of “Kander and Ebb Karaoke.”
Wednesday, March 19,2014
Theater

Springtime in Old Town

Cygnet Theatre’s latest production tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
The awakening of the young to the lure of their sexuality can be an uneasy one, especially if you happen to be young and awakening in 1891.
Wednesday, March 12,2014
Theater

Ion Theatre’s double-header ramps up the fear

Two one-act plays in Hillcrest top our coverage of local productions

By David L. Coddon
An inscrutable sense of dread ties together Ion Theater’s two one-act plays now on stage in Hillcrest: Sam Holcroft’s Edgar & Annabel and Caryl Churchill’s Far Away.
Wednesday, March 5,2014
Theater

Mismatched neighbors cook up trouble in Detroit

San Diego Rep’s latest tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
You think things got out of control when Nick and Honey came to visit George and Martha in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Try Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit on for size.
Wednesday, February 26,2014
Theater

‘The Who & The What’ deconstructs and delights

La Jolla Playhouse production tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
The Who & The What began in development as part of La Jolla Playhouse’s inaugural DNA New Works Series last year.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Theater

Contrasts prevail in The Old Globe’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

One of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Rarely produced, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is a schizophrenic entity—half tortured tragedy, half buoyant, fanciful comedy.
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Theater

Drama class is in session in ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’

A review of New Village Arts’ latest leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon

Watching other people having all the fun is the dilemma with New Village Arts’ Circle Mirror Transformation.


 
 
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