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Batvisions Oct 22, 2014 Local artist David Russell Talbott will be displaying works from his new series; a look at familiar DC superheroes with a large helping of satire. 60 other events on Wednesday, October 22
 
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Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
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With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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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 23,2014
Fall Arts

Richard Baird’s ready for take two

New Fortune Theatre Company set to launch in October

By David L. Coddon
New Fortune's production will feature a cast of 14, including Thompson and Schaar, on Ion's little stage, but Baird relishes the logistical challenge.
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. 
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego filmmakers mine ‘Macbeth’ for ‘Thane of East County’

Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller

By David L. Coddon
Jesse Keller, 36, a graduate of USC’s noted School of Cinematic Arts and whose first film, The Ritual, screened at the 2012 San Diego Film Festival, calls Thane of East County an “ultra-low-budget thriller
 
 
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