Othello, San Diego

On the page, "Othello" seems like a study in opposites: black and white, good and evil, right and wrong, but the Old Globe’s production delivers unforeseen nuance. The results are tense, horrific, even funny. Set in Venice and Cyprus,  ...

Water by the Spoonful, San Diego

There’s an old saying that you can’t choose your family. It’s true, to some extent, but the relationships in "Water by the Spoonful" show it can be a lot more complicated. Set in Philadelphia, and pretty much everywhere else,  ...

The Who and the What, San Diego

Family dramedies have a formula. The first half introduces the family and fellow travelers, their zany personality tics and the explosive revelations that could be their undoing. The second half exposes those revelations and sorts out the mess.  ...

The Winter’s Tale, San Diego

  In the classic Mel Brooks routine 2000-year-old Man, Brooks’ character says one of the keys to his longevity is eating nectarines. ‘Half a peach, half a plum, it's a hell of a fruit.’ “The Winter’s Tale” is somehow  ...

Bethany, San Diego

There is an emerging genre describing the economic downturn that began in late 2008 and continues today. Mass layoffs, foreclosures, the dystopian trajectory of the banking crisis — we are reliving these nightmares in fiction. Add "Bethany" to the list.  ...

The Tallest Tree in the Forest, San Diego

Written by Daniel Beaty Directed by Moisés Kaufman La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Calif. Oct. 10 - Nov. 3, 2013 Paul Robeson—singer, actor, activist. His profoundly beautiful voice could move mountains, even when giving an interview. For two  ...

The Few

What’s it like to be lonely? Not just alone but pure existential isolation. How do people cope? The Old Globe’s world premiere production of "The Few" explores these questions, offering a poignant trip into the heart of darkness. Set in  ...

The Last Goodbye

And I've seen your flag on the marble arch And Love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah If you ever wondered whether the world needs a rock opera rendition of "Romeo and Juliet,"  ...

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, San Diego

  Written and performed by Herbert SiguenzaDirected by Todd SaloveySan Diego Repertory TheatreSept. 7 – Oct. 6, 2013 After watching A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, I felt something was missing, which troubled me. It was  ...