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 […]
A Broadway performance, filmed earlier this year for an audience of 9/11 survivors and frontline workers, is now available on Apple TV+. It’s a cathartic, heart-rending and often joyful production.
This is the real-life story of the monstrous, murderous sociopath George Joseph Smith who, from 1912 to 1914, plunged, submerged and asphyxiated three women in England.
Everyone is talking about inclusion, but the REP has been at the forefront of diverse programming practically since its founding in 1976. It’s 5th annual Latinx festival continues with four life-changing new plays.
The Old Globe is making a splash of a comeback — safely, outdoors — with a production of the classic 1960s musical “Hair.” How glorious it is to reminisce for two hours, under the stars.
“Songs of a New World” is an It’s an auspicious beginning for the one-year-old company, which hopes “to bring theater physically closer to the people with less access to the performing arts.”
The 1957 Chevy may be a classic car, but Ric Salinas is truly a classic comic genius in this American son’s homage to his car-loving immigrant father.
“Dr. Glas” is a taut psychological crime story, well directed, with a potent and convincing performance and a smooth, seamless production.
This immersive presentation by San Diego favorite Ken Ludwig comes directly to your door in the form of one (or more) letters a week for six weeks.
The women of Turnkey Theatre want to show us a different way to experience what we know (or think we know) about our environment, ancient and not-so-ancient history, and ourselves.
In an apt metaphor, as it returns after our horrendous pandemic year, Moonlight Stage Productions, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is also proving that Love triumphs over Death, telling this story of grief, pain, faith and hope.
Bibi Mama’s lovely, touching, highly energized play and performance underscore the importance of story, family and dealing with grief.