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.
Had a good belly laugh lately? You will, courtesy of the side-splitting, Tony Award-winning “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” receiving its San Diego premiere at The Old Globe with an acting ensemble that comes up all aces. ...
Political revolutions are perceived as a male-dominated undertaking. In the 1950s, however, it was four sisters who inspired a Caribbean nation to topple one of Latin America’s most brutal dictators. How these women born to privilege went from ...
Written by David Ives
Directed by Kim Rubinstein and Sam Woodhouse
San Diego Repertory Theatre
Nov. 9 – Dec. 8, 2013
A writer tackles an adaptation of the 1870 erotic novella “Venus in Furs” then hits a wall auditioning 21st century ...
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 ...