The Virgin Trial

In the 16th century, a bungled kidnap attempt triggers a domino cascade that nearly foils the future of the teenager princess destined to become Queen Elizabeth I. How young Bess keeps her wits, not to mention her head, will  ...

Romeo and Juliet

The Old Globe's artistic director, Barry Edelstein, has crafted a memorable production of "Romeo and Juliet" that melds the timeless love story with pop and rock music, switches the gender of some of the supporting  ...

The Underpants

“The Underpants” will get you hot under the collar but not as intended by author Steve Martin. Martin’s adaptation of an early 20th century German play that satirizes middle-class morals centers on the fallout when a  ...

Another Roll of the Dice

From the first joyful strains of “I Hear Music” sung by a sassy waitress wearing bobby socks, a toe-tapping-head-bobbing good time is in store with the world premiere musical “Another Roll of the Dice” at the North Coast Rep.  ...

They Promised Her the Moon

Sixty years ago, the Space Race that pitted the United States against the Soviet Union had all eyes focused on the heavens. At the same time, an equally contentious Earth-bound battle of wills took place  ...

Life After

A teenager has an argument with her father. Later in the day, he leaves an apologetic voice message. The girl ignores the call and soon thereafter loses her chance to make amends when dad dies  ...

Gabriel

A woman comes upon an unconscious, naked man washed up on a rocky beach. His rescue should be straightforward except it’s a Nazi-occupied island during World War II and  ...

Familiar

A modern bride desires to start married life by honoring an ancient tradition of her African forebearers. But when an elder from Zimbabwe arrives to perform the ceremony it stirs  ...

The Heart of Rock & Roll

In the new musical, “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” a boatload of well-known hits and lesser-known songs by Huey Lewis and The News provide the underpinning and pulse of a pleasing and foot-taping story line  ...

Blithe Spirit

An author invites a self-proclaimed clairvoyant into his home with plans to observe her during a séance and mockingly incorporate her mannerisms into a character in his next murder mystery. But the cosmic joke is on him  ...