Quiara Alegria Hudes’ musical focuses on a strained mother-daughter relationship and the U.S. immigration policies that ripped them apart.
By Pat Launer If Lin can do it, anyone can, right? Muck with history, that is. In “Hamilton,” Lin Manuel Miranda updated and deracinated the Founding Fathers, giving them a range of ethnicities and a hip vernacular. New York-based playwright Jaclyn Backhaus takes the conceit one step further (sans rap). She changes the gender as […]
By Pat Launer Fall is the season for pumpkins, cider… and film festivals: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, in particular. And for the 16th year, San Diego is throwing its hat in the ring with the San Diego International Film Festival on Oct. 4 through 8. Since its inception in 2001, the SDIFF has become one of […]
San Diego also had big plans for 2022, and a heavy roster of openings in January. Many of them won’t happen this month due to the Omicron surge.
What has been most impressive during the pandemic is the mind-boggling ingenuity and creativity of San Diego theatermakers. Here is the best local theater of 2021.
A Black family’s Christmas gathering is marked by sibling rivalry, pre-holiday anxiety, relationship drama, secrets revealed, and the breaking of traditions in a world premiere at New Village Arts.
Fine performances, in a play infused with ache and love, explore a Cuban family’s separation between two worlds in the aftermath of Castro.
Herbert Sigüenza’s “A People’s Cuban Christmas Tale” is an entertaining, educational and sometimes politically provocative take on a holiday standard. An intriguing new twist on an old favorite.
An ambitious new work examines the Paris years of everybody’s favorite tormented artist — the Dutch master, Vincent van Gogh.
Although one can’t exactly say that all the sinister events are resolved at the end — they aren’t in real life Richland, WA, either — this twitchy theater piece about the Hanford Site offers an evening of sheer fright and delight.
On Arts Access Weekend,” pay what you will” tickets to theater, ballet and music will be available at the ArtsTix booth, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 5.
Playwright Christopher Durang is something of an acquired taste. These four playlets are equal parts silly and cynical, smart and snarky, absurdist, campy, over-the-top and fatalistic. Mask up and enjoy!
Benjamin Franklin Butler was a bellicose demagogue, a ruthless speculator, a military bungler — but also an extraordinary innovator and a fearless advocate of justice for the underdog.
As an apt sequel to John Steinbeck’s historic “The Grapes of Wrath,” the language and conception of “Mother Road” at the San Diego Rep are searing and indelible.