THE HUMANS – San Diego Repertory Theatre

THE HUMANS now playing at San Diego Repertory Theatre through February 2nd is a family comedy-drama that proves even fictional holiday celebrations can be emotional minefields to navigate. The Blake family is celebrating Thanksgiving at the newly moved in NY apartment of daughter Brigid (Kate Rose Reynolds) and her boyfriend Richard (Brian Mackey). Parents Erik…

SMOKEFALL by Backyard Renissance

SMOKEFALL, by Backyard Renaissance and playing through September 16th is a dark comedy that is looking to explore some weighty topics. The play, written by Noah Haidle, opens with a narrator character called Footnote (Brian Mackey) introducing the family, the events, and the area to the audience in a way that feels like Rod Serling…

ROMEO, ROMEO, AND JULIET

Much like the potion the Friar makes Juliet in Shakespeare’s classic, turning the world’s greatest love story (even though everyone dies), putting it in a barn on Cape Cod, and adding unresolved sexual tension is a potent mixture.  Too much of any one ingredient could cause a calamity in the storytelling (like Juliet potentially waking…

NOISES OFF proves that sometimes the best show is happening backstage

Sometimes, the very best show to watch in a theater is the one that happens when there is no audience around. NOISES OFF, now playing at Coronado’s Lambs Player’s through May 200th, proves this true in the farce that pokes fun while also simultaneously being a loving homage to the art of the theatre. Originally…