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Theater Review: “M. Butterfly”

Theater Review: “M. Butterfly."

Truth is stranger than fiction, and love can be even weirder than that, as David Henry Hwang shows us in his tale of seduction, obsession and espionage “M. Butterfly,” playing through June 8 at South Coast Repertory.

Theater Review: “The Old Man and the Old Moon”

Theater Review: “The Old Man and the Old Moon."

Some plays lay it all out for you. Others, like PigPen Theatre Company’s “The Old Man and the Old Moon” not only use imagination, but require it of theater company, performers and audience.

So when you go to Coronado Playhouse’s lovely production, sit back, relax and prepare to accept everything you see as true or demonstrating a truth.

Theater Review: “Pride and Prejudice”

“Pride and Prejudice” plays through June 16, 2019 at Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town.

Let’s face it, Jane Austen is an easy and obvious target for re-interpretation and comedy, even satire. Austen practically wrote the bible on late 18th- century English society, and was forward-looking enough to write about strong female characters with definite opinions they were not afraid to express. And she didn’t shy away from humor.

Theater Review: “Venus in Fur”

“Venus in Fur” plays through June 15, 2019 at Onstage Playhouse, 291 Third Avenue in Chula Vista.

The joys of the whip and absolute, voluntary servitude to a superior Mistress are on display in David Ives’ clever and thought-provoking “Venus in Fur,” playing through June 15 at Chula Vista’s OnStage Playhouse.

Film Review: “Trial by Fire”

Opens May 17 @ Angelika Film Center, Arclight La Jolla and Landmark Hillcrest.

There’s nothing new about the common charge that the U.S. criminal justice system is stacked against the poor, which may at least partially account for the lack of buzz generated by filmmaker Edward Zwick’s “Trial by Fire” at Telluride.

Ad parody for kid's "Cruising" playset goes viral

Millennials probably have the biggest selection of LGBT themed stories in modern cinema. But go back about four decades and if there was a gay person in a movie they were either a tragic pawn or a serial killer. 

Case in point was the groundbreaking movie "Cruising" starring Al Pacino who plays an undercover detective infiltrating the New York kink scene to catch a killer. 

Theater Review: “Daniel’s Husband”

“Daniel’s Husband” plays through June 23, 2019, at The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue in Los Angeles.

I’d call “Daniel’s Husband” a Greek tragedy if it weren’t so clever, charming and funny on the way to its sadness. Playwright Michael McKeever deftly melds humor and tragedy, and the superb cast portrays the five characters so engagingly that we’re caught caring entirely too much when the problem arises.