Though billed as a brutal comedy, the play doesn’t offer much to laugh at. The issues at stake are no joke — for doctors, patients of color, and for the entire healthcare and psychiatric system.
“The Band’s Visit” is a lovely, bittersweet piece that may just help restore your faith in the power of empathy and understanding.
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 […]
If you’d like to relive your caregiving trials and triumphs, or look into what’s likely to be ahead for you, see Melinda Lopez’ “Mala” in either English or Spanish.
This exuberant slice of life draws us in to the conflicts and connections of an immigrant community in the shadow of New York’s George Washington Bridge.
Chalk up another potent, absorbing production from the women-centered Moxie Theatre in this tale of Joan of Arc and her steadfast mother.
The new revival of his 1978 all-dance musical production, now in a limited six-week, pre-Broadway run at The Old Globe, delivers the goods. And then some.
This gorgeously melancholic musical, set in a Dublin pub, with some lively, foot-stompin’ Irish music, takes place in the intimate theater at the California Center for the Arts.
If you know who Ethel Merman, Carol Channing and Robert Goulet are (er, were), you’re gonna love “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits.”
An ultra-conservative political operative, a left-liberal social media influencer and a bespangled beauty queen are locked in a hotel room in this feminist political satire.
Allie Murchow is broken-down when we meet her, living on a fixed income in an LA apartment and having crazed conversations with the ghost of her brother in this intense character study.
In the wake of COVID, this classic musical reminds us of the power of rational re-consideration: re-thinking our dreams and fantasies, and re-examining ourselves and what we’re capable of doing — alone and with others.