ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, the smart production by NEW MATCH COLLECTIVE is a highly entertaining version of the play highlighting the petty political battles between people whose love for power keeps them all hopelessly entwined in both love and war. Cleopatra and Antony are in love with each other, but they also both love their individual…

Jasmin Haddad directs ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA for New Match Collective

Who is more powerful than the Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, or the mighty Roman general Mark Antony? Queens and generals are great, but it was more fun to chat with Jasmin Haddad, the director of New Match Collective’s second Shakespeare play this year ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA playing through July 21st at The Space at…

PUFFS: they’ve got magic to do

A Slytherin theatre critic reviews:  PUFFS: OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL FOR MAGIC AND MAGIC , the first show of the inaugural season for The Eastern. I state my house affiliation because as anyone who has even glanced upon the Harry Potter universe knows, the house affiliations are a key component…

Pride, Prejudice, and plenty of laughs

As surely as it is known that “it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” It is also a universal truth that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE will be portrayed with the stiff formality of prior Austen adaptations – it’s the law. …

Hershey Felder: BEETHOVEN highlights the man behind the genius

Beethoven, it’s one of those names that make music lovers sigh in appreciation and piano students vow to practice even harder. There is no doubt that his music is dynamic, complex, and captivating; not unlike the man himself it turns out. In HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN, now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre through March…

FAMILIAR at The Old Globe

Sometimes it seems that even with the best laid plans, the potential for drama is always there…lurking around the corner.  There is no event more ripe for family drama or comedic interactions than a wedding; the stress of it all going well, the blending of new families, new traditions, and dealing with all those relatives. …

Well “Hello” Jessica Sheridan

In the iconic scene when Dolly Levi returns to the Harmonia Gardens in HELLO DOLLY, the casts sing ‘Well, hello, Dolly, It’s so nice to have you back where you belong!” When the show comes to Broadway San Diego playing Tuesday January 15th – 20th the audience may want to sing along and instead say…

Theatre to look forward to in 2019

As this year draws to an end there are many different articles and lists about the best theatre in San Diego in 2018. This is not one of those articles.  This is a list towards the future, looking out on the horizon at the shows that are singing their irresistible sirens song. So here are…

BEYOND BABEL

BEYOND BABEL, the new dance production from choreographers Keone and Mari and playing through December 16th is an outstanding show that everyone should see before it closes. (I am assuming you have read the first line and gone and bought tickets already, but if you need more information than please read on.) This show follows…

Matt M. Morrow talks about THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY

Faith, politics, pride, scandal, community, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY now playing at Diversionary Theatre through December 9th, may be based on past events, but finds that’s its themes are still current today. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY was written by The Civilians, and investigative theatre company that was on site and created it from actual interviews with citizens…