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Everyone’s a Critic

A weekly local theater review

Comedy + Drama Double Feature: Two Great Plays to See This Week

Herbert Siguenza’s Bad Hombres/Good Wives by San Diego Rep, and Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel at New Village Arts

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The Best Acting in ‘Girlfriend’ Comes Between the Lines

Diversionary Theatre tells a sweet, subtle story of forbidden love, so watch closely

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Being a Teenage Tudor Is Bloody Business In 'The Virgin Trial'

Cygnet’s new production proves you don’t get to be queen of England by staying innocent

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Every Stranger Has a Story in 'The Coast Starlight'

La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere is an ode to the romance of train travel

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Moxie’s New Season Is Off to a Smashing Start with ‘Dance Nation’

This Pulitzer Prize finalist is full of surprises and rich character work

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'Romeo and Juliet' Takes Big Risks, Most of Which Pay Off

It’s impossible to watch The Old Globe’s interpretation like you might any other Shakespeare—but that’s the point

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Return to Runyonland for ‘Another Roll of the Dice’

North Coast Rep premieres the spiritual successor to Guys and Dolls

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The ’80s Are Alive and Well at Cygnet Theatre

You’ll have nothin’ but a good time at ‘Rock of Ages’

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In the Wings: May 8–15

Your guide to what’s new this week in San Diego’s theater scene

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Good Grief, It’s a ‘Peanuts’ Double Feature at OB Playhouse

Catch the all-ages ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ and the adults-only ‘Dog Sees God’ in rotating repertory

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Women Pioneer the Sky in 'They Promised Her the Moon'

The Old Globe tells the fascinating true story of Jerrie Cobb and the Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees

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‘Angels in America’ Is the Best Thing I’ve Seen So Far This Year

Cygnet Theatre proves that the two-part epic is as awesome and resonant today as it was in 1993

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La Jolla Playhouse’s ‘Diana’ Is a Moving Tribute to the People’s Princess

The multiple Tony Award–winning team behind Memphis and Come From Away take on the monarchy

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‘Aladdin’ at the Civic Theatre Recaptures Most of the Original Film’s Magic

Four new songs—and three that were cut from the cartoon—add up to something like an ultimate edition for old and new fans alike

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Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ Is a Natural Fit for the Stage

The Old Globe brings the Wild author’s beautifully written advice column to life

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‘The Hour of Great Mercy’ Faces Mortality with Dignity

Every scene is crucial, and every actor at the top of their game in Diversionary Theatre’s newest world premiere

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Aubergine’s Delicious Ingredients Fall Short of a Meal

San Diego Rep’s latest drama serves up lovely insights on food, family, and death, but doesn’t quite make a solid story from them

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Unconventional Women Cross the Generational Divide in 'Herland'

This National New Play Network premiere at Moxie Theatre recognizes the struggles that young and old have in common

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‘Marie and Rosetta’ Returns a Rock Legend to the Spotlight

If you’re not familiar with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, you’re not alone—but it’s time to catch up

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What Inspires California’s Young Playwrights? Faith, Family...and Trash

The annual Playwrights Project contest winners grapple with identity and take a dumpster dive into existentialism

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