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In the Wings: October 16-22

Your guide to what’s new this week in San Diego’s theater scene
October 16, 2018

‘Hir’ at Cygnet Theatre Explodes Family and Gender Roles into a Million Little Pieces

This pitch-black comedy is raw and cathartic, a fever dream of a country trying to make sense of itself
October 9, 2018

‘Bull in a China Shop’ Reaches But Doesn’t Grasp

Diversionary Theatre stages an ambitious but disjointed portrayal of suffragists Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks
September 27, 2018

San Diego Rep’s Tragicomic ‘Fun Home’ is Growing Up at Its Most Awkward and Beautiful

See a weekend show if possible—the Tony Award–winning musical may be too much emotion to handle on a work night
September 18, 2018

'Voyeurs de Venus' is Moxie’s Boldest, Most Thought-Provoking Show Yet

How do you chronicle the marginalized without distorting or exploiting them?
August 23, 2018

The Body-Positive 'Hairspray' Is a Riot and a Wild Ride

San Diego Musical Theatre stages the high-camp classic about breaking down barriers to representation
August 10, 2018

'The Tempest' is a Feast for the Senses at The Old Globe

The 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival brings one of history’s most fantastic plays to life with lavish imagination
June 27, 2018

OB Playhouse's 'Hair' Is a High-Energy Ode to the 1960s

The Age of Aquarius dawns at the intimate Ocean Beach theater
June 7, 2018

Three Generations of Women Resist the State in 'The Madres'

1970s Argentina takes center stage in Moxie Theatre’s powerful world premiere play
May 24, 2018

‘Ballast’ Explores Transgender Identity Through Dreams

The world-premiere show at Diversionary Theatre is an ambitious, acutely observed character study
May 25, 2017

Curious Women are the Stars of ‘Silent Sky’ at Lamb’s Players

These “human computers” were mapping the cosmos seventy years before NASA’s Hidden Figures
May 11, 2017

'Skeleton Crew' is a Powerful, Personal Tale of American Labor

The superb cast brings The Old Globe’s fascinating story of a 2008 Detroit auto plant to life
April 28, 2017

Cross-Border Adventures Await at the Lyceum’s 'Into the Beautiful North'

Charming performances buoy the adaptation of an award-winning novel
April 19, 2017

'The 39 Steps' Brings Hitchcockian Absurdity to Coronado Playhouse

History repeats itself as hit-and-miss farce
April 13, 2017

'October Sky' Soars at The Old Globe

The musical adaptation of the 1999 film surpasses the original in spectacular fashion
October 10, 2016
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