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Monday, December 22,2014
Theater

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
Theater

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
Theater

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
 
 
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