Lynne Friedmann, based in San Diego, is an award-winning, freelance writer of news, feature articles, and blogs on science, travel, and the arts. Her decades-long passion for theater was sparked as a teen when the Inner City Cultural Center commandeered classroom curricula by bringing classic plays to urban high schools in Los Angeles.
Danielle Skraastad and Gbenga Akinnagbe in The Old Globe's "The Rainmaker"Photo by Jim Cox
Written by N. Richard NashDirected by Maria MileafOld Globe Theatre, San DiegoJuly 13 – Aug. 11, 2013
The power of ...
John Lavelle (left) as Rosencrantz and Jay Whittaker as Guildenstern in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" Photo by Michael Lamont
‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’
By Tom StoppardDirected by Adrian ...
From left, Christine Estabrook, Ben Grane and Zoë Winters in "Be a Good Little Widow"Photo by Ed Krieger
‘Be a Good Little Widow’
By Bekah BrunstetterDirected by Hal BrooksThe Old Globe, San DiegoMay 11 – June 9, 2013(West ...
‘Federal Jazz Project’
Written by Richard MontoyaDirected by Sam WoodhouseOriginal Jazz Score by Gilbert CastellanosSan Diego Repertory TheaterApril 6 – May 5, 2013 (world premiere)
Hear the word “jazz” and the cities of New Orleans ...
Gretchen Hall and Fred Arsenault in "A Doll's House"Photo by Henry DiRocco
‘A Doll’s House’
Written by Henrik IbsenAdaptation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten BrandtDirected by Kirsten BrandtThe Old Globe, San DiegoMarch 23 – April 21, 2013 ...
Larry Bates as MLK Jr. and Danielle Moné Truitt as Camae.Photo courtesy of the San Diego Rep‘The Mountaintop’
Written by Katori HallDirected by Roger Guenveur SmithSan Diego Repertory TheatreMarch 2 – 31, 2013 (West Coast Premiere)
“The Mountaintop” ...
Sandy Campbell and Mark Pinter in "Clybourne Park" at San Diego Repertory TheatrePhoto by Daren Scott
Written by Bruce NorrisDirected by Sam Woodhouse San Diego Repertory TheatreJan. 12 – Feb. 10, 2013
“Pulitzer prize-winning comedy” sets ...
From left, Robin Pearson Rose, Eva Kaminsky and Carol Halstead in "Good People"Photo by Henry DiRocco
Written by David Lindsay-AbaireDirected by Paul Mullins The Old Globe, San DiegoSept. 29 – Oct. 28, 2012
Is success in ...
‘Allegiance - A New American Musical’
Directed by Stafford Arima Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo Book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo ThioneChoreography by Andrew PalmeroThe Old Globe, San DiegoSept. 7 – Oct. 21, 2012 ...
Written by Denis O’Hare and Lisa PetersonDirected by Lisa PetersonLa Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Calif.Aug. 11-Sept. 9, 2012
The Trojan War has never been more enthralling or thought provoking than in this La Jolla Playhouse adaptation ...