Jean Lowerison

Theater Review: “Constellations"

Christian Coulson as Roland in "Constellations."

If someone told me I could live forever if I could lick my own elbow, the absurdity of the assertion would strike me less than the sheer undesirability of the notion of immortality.

Theater Review: "Way Downriver"

Richard Baird and Benjamin Cole in "Way Downriver."

“Way Downriver,” Edward Morgan’s adaptation of William Faulkner’s novella “Old Man,” is not set in Faulkner’s usual fictional stomping grounds of Yoknapatawpha County, Miss., but mostly on the mighty Mississippi River, which in 1927 flooded 170 counties in seven states. That event still holds the record as the most destructive flood in U.S. history.

Theater Review: 'Big River'

"Big River” plays through May 15, 2016 at New Village Arts, 2787 State Street in Carlsbad.

“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order Of The Author.”                  

  -- Mark Twain


“Empire” plays through February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada.

THEATER REVIEW: "Plays By Young Writers"

Playwrights Project’s “Plays by Young Writers” plays through January 31, 2016 at the Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in Balboa Park.


“Sylvia” plays through June 28, 2015 at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State Street in Carlsbad.


“Rich Girl” plays through June 21, at The Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park


"The Whale” plays through June 14, 2015 at Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs Street in Old Town.