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Everyone’s a Critic

A weekly local theater review

‘The Humans’ Is an Engrossing, Eerie Family Portrait

What SD Rep’s latest lacks in dramatic punch, it makes up for in dialogue and atmosphere

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A November Comedy and Drama Double Feature

American Buffalo at Tenth Avenue Arts Center; And Neither Have I Wings to Fly at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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To Everything a Season in “The Last Five Years”

This superb musical at Cygnet Theatre finds lasting value in a brief relationship

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Wealth Is a Meaningless Game in ‘Ring Around the Moon’

This seeming comedy of manners is a baffling, outdated choice from Lamb’s Players Theatre

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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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Get a Head Start on Halloween with ‘The Addams Family’ Musical

Welk Resort Theatre goes altogether ooky (snap snap)

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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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