Josh Baxt has an MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and writes for a local nonprofit. His play, Like a War, was produced for the annual Fritz litz. Josh's short fiction has been published in the anthologies Sunshine Noir and Hunger and Thirst, as well as the journal City Works.
Let’s just come out and say it. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is the amuse-bouche of Shakespearean comedies. It doesn’t have the cutting dialogue or villainy of “Much Ado About Nothing” or the many facets of “As You Like It,” ...
The premise for "Quartet" seems custom-made for a hilarious evening. Four former opera stars, with long histories, come together to spend their final years in an artist’s home. They share lost glories, simmering resentments and dark secrets. Unfortunately, "Quartet" promises ...
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, ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Newcomb
The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
Nov. 9 – 17, 2013
Judging by The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program’s production of "Much Ado About Nothing," we have a fine ...
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 ...
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 ...