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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
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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 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.
 
 
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