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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.
Wednesday, July 9,2014
Theater

Intrepid Shakespeare’s ‘I Hate Hamlet’ gives us more Barrymore

Encinitas troupe’s latest production tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
John Barrymore, legend of stage and screen, may have died in 1942, but he’s been making a comeback, at least in North County theaters.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Theater

In Old Globe’s ‘Othello,’ it’s bad to be good

Launch of the summer Shakespeare fest tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
There’s almost a court-jester-like giddiness to the infernal scheming of Iago in The Old Globe’s Othello, being staged at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. 
Wednesday, June 25,2014
Theater

‘El Henry’ is live theater at its most alive

Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Bravo to San Diego Rep artist-in-residence Hebert Siguenza’s dystopian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One.
Wednesday, June 18,2014
Theater

Moonlight Amphitheatre’s ‘Spamalot’ spews out the silliness

Monty Python musical tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
Spamalot was in town just last year, making its regional debut at the Welk Resorts Theatre, but Moonlight’s production is bigger, more lavish and more Vegas.
Wednesday, June 11,2014
Theater

Old Globe’s ‘Dog and Pony’ is more than puppy love

Also, a review of Mo’olelo’s ‘Milvotchkee, Visconsin’ and coverage of all the local plays

By David L. Coddon

It’s really the rom-com story of screenwriting partners Mags (Nicole Parker) and Andy (Jon Patrick Walker) that propels this consistently hilarious show.

Wednesday, June 4,2014
Theater

A review of North Coast Rep’s ‘Faded Glory’

Plus, a listing of all the plays in local production

By David L. Coddon

Faded Glory can be unapologetic fun, mostly when the general is bantering back and forth with the indomitable but good-natured Ellie, who gives as good as she gets.

Wednesday, May 28,2014
Theater

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ is over-the-top

Old Globe production leads our rundown of local plays

By David L. Coddon
You need not be well-versed in the work of the venerable Anton Chekhov to appreciate Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Wednesday, May 21,2014
Theater

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ still hits its mark

San Diego Musical Theater production tops our coverage of local plays

By David L. Coddon
It’s not too late to catch San Diego Musical Theatre’s fine, likable production of the beloved Annie Get Your Gun. The show runs through Sunday, May 25, at the North Park Theatre.
 
 
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