by Cassiopeia Guthrie, August 28, 2022 “The mind is sexless and so is the sky.” The distance between agency and legacy for women narrows slightly in Silent Sky, Lauren Gunderson’s historical fiction retelling of the real-life human computers in Harvard’s astrophysics lab, running through September 18 at Lamplighters Community Theatre. This intimate community theatre, in existence since 1937 and at its current Severin Drive location since 2012, is tucked into a corner of a qui
Delicious pageantry, athletic choreography, robust costumes, life-size puppets… the visually stunning The Lion King has it all. Returning to the Civic through Sept. 11, this is a show you won’t want to miss if you’re a first timer… and it’s worth another swing through if you are a repeat audience member. Post coming soon to SanDiegoStory.com
by Cassiopeia Guthrie, August 24, 2022 Frenetic energy, full commitment to zany characterization, and all of the intrigue you’d expect… North Coast Rep’s world premiere run of The Remarkable Mister Holmes is a wild musical murder mystery ride that will have audiences alternately snickering in humor and gasping in delight through August 28. This production, a 4-year collaboration in the making, features book by Omri Schein and David Ellenstein, lyrics by Omri Schein, and music
What is pleasure exactly… and what are we willing to do or compromise to capture it? These questions – and more – are highlighted in Sarah Saltwick’s new play The Pleasure Trials, directed by Marti Gobel and running August 14-September 11 at the Moxie Theatre. The Pleasure Trials review is live at sandiegostory.com.
by Cassiopeia Guthrie, August 17, 2022 Red, white, blue, and undercurrents of discontent echo through the amphitheater in Ragtime the Musical… discontent not with the show, of course, but with the American Dream as it is tackled and challenged with great aplomb. This energetic musical, helmed by John Vaughn, runs at Moonlight Amphitheatre through September 3. Ragtime is a Tony-Award winning show with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahre
“I know I couldn’t have been a Mengele… or a Höcker… but could I have been a Helferinnen?” The audience leaves asking themselves that same question of complicity following La Jolla Playhouse’s world premiere Here There Are Blueberries, running through August 21... The review is live on SanDiegoStory.com.