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Jean Lowerison

Theater Review: “Falling”

“Falling” plays through November 25, 2017 at Diversionary Theatre’s Black Box, 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights.

Autism is getting a lot of ink lately (presumably because its rates of occurrence are increasing), but for those whom it does not touch personally, it’s difficult to understand the magnitude of problems it can cause within a family.

Theater Review: “Something Rotten!”

“Something Rotten!” plays through November 19, 2017 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

“Something Rotten!” isn’t a bit rotten. It’s a big, blowsy, noisy, crazy musical that got 10 Tony nominations on Broadway and now is touring the country. It’s playing through Nov. 19 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

Theater Review: "Zoo Story"

“Zoo Story” runs through November 12, 2017 at Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Place in Mission Hills.

Edward Albee, one of America’s finest playwrights, died a year ago. In honor of the 60th anniversary of his first play, San Diego Actors Theatre presents “Zoo Story” through Nov. 12 in a very fitting place: Pioneer Park in Mission Hills. Patricia Elmore Costa directs.

Theater Review: “On Golden Pond”

“On Golden Pond” plays through November 5, 2017 at Welk Resort Theatre San Diego, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. 

A frayed father-daughter bond and the problems of aging are the concerns of Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond,” presented by Broadway Vista Theater and playing in a short run through Nov. 5 at Welk Resort Theatre in Escondido. 

Theater Review: "Of Mice and Men"

L-R (front) Wallace Bruce, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, L-R (back) John Greenleaf, Justin Lang, Max Macke J. Stephen Brantley, Jacob Sidney

It’s impossible to leave a production of John Steinbeck’s Depression-era “Of Mice and Men” unmoved by the plight of those itinerant farmworkers whose lives are determined not by their will but by time and nature, requiring backbreaking work and frequent moves.  

Theater Review: "Twelve Angry Men"

Richard Burgi, Seamus Deaver and the cast of "Twelve Angry Men."

The life of a 16-year-old boy accused of murdering his father with a switchblade hangs in the balance as a jury decides his innocence or guilt. 

But what’s really on trial are the reliability of eyewitness testimony and the “beyond a reasonable doubt” legal standard. 

Theater Review: “Homos, or Everyone in America”

Alexander Guzman (left) and Jacob Caltrider in "Homos, or Everyone in America."

Relationships (gay or straight) can be a real joy or a major pain – or both. In Jordan Seavey’s “Homos, or Everyone in America,” the nameless protagonists love, fight, and laugh (sometimes simultaneously) as the history of their relationship is portrayed. 

“Homos,” in its West Coast premiere, plays through Oct. 15 at Diversionary Theatre.

Theater Review: “Roz & Ray”

Steven Lone as "Ray" and Carla Harting as "Roz."

In the late 1970s, a medical discovery made it possible for hemophiliacs to lead relatively normal lives. (Up until then, frequent bleeds and consequent hospital visits for transfusions meant short, difficult lives.)

Theater Review: "Ironbound"

“Ironbound” plays through October 22, 2017 at Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Suite N.

Enough of this American dream stuff. This is a time for survival.

Darya (Jacque Wilke) is a hard-edged, sharp-tongued, heavily-accented Polish immigrant in New Jersey, who lost her factory job when it closed and now subsists – nay, persists, in the present political sense – by cleaning people’s houses.