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Theater Review: “The North Plan”

Daren Scott & Samantha Ginn

If you ever feared a hostile takeover of the U.S. government, a viewing of ion theatre’s latest offering – Jason Wells’ “The North Plan” – will ease your mind and tickle your funny bone on the way to horrifying you.

Theater Review: "The Normal Heart"

Fred Hunting, Stewart Calhoun, Claudio Raygoza, Michael Lundy, Joel Miller

We don’t often see in-your-face activism on the stage. But Playwright Larry Kramer’s 1985 “The Normal Heart” is about the HIV/AIDS crisis, a topic that demanded immediate action in the ’80s.

THEATER REVIEW: ion’s “Shining City”

“Shining City” plays through Sept. 28 at ion theatre’s BLKBOX @ 6th & Penn, 3704 Sixth Ave. in Hillcrest.

"An Illiad" tops list of 2012 Craig Noel Awards

Moxie Theatre parlays three strong 2012 productions to take home the Braunagel Award for outstanding contribution to the San Diego arts scene by a small-budget theater.

THEATER REVIEW: “Julia” makes world premiere at ion in Hillcrest

Inspired by August Strindberg’s classic “Miss Julie” – with its themes of class, power and gender roles in 19th-century Sweden – Claudio Raygoza has reimagined the original and moved the location to San Diego in 1975, suggesting the continuing relevance of the issues, despite where the power lies.