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.
‘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 ...
‘Inherit the Wind’
Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. LeeDirected by Adrian NobleThe Old Globe, San DiegoJune 17 – Sept. 25, 2012
When "Inherit the Wind" was originally staged half a century ago, this fictionalized story of ...
Lucas Caleb Rooney (left) and T. Ryder Smith in "God of Carnage"Photo by Henry DiRocco
‘God of Carnage’
Written by Yasmina RezaTranslated by Christopher HamptonDirected by Richard SeerOld Globe Theater, San DiegoJuly 27 – Sept. 2, 2012
Two sets ...
‘Blood and Gifts’
By J. T. RogersDirected by Lucie TiberghienLa Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Calif.June 12-July 8, 2012
"Blood and Gifts" tells of the secret spy war behind the official Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. Spanning a decade, ...