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Tease photo for San Diego International Fringe Festival Kicks Off Third Year Thursday

San Diego International Fringe Festival Kicks Off Third Year Thursday

July 22
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con is over but prepare for another kind of sensory overload with the third annual San Diego International Fringe Festival.

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Tony Award-Winning Director Back At The Old Globe With 'Kiss Me, Kate'

July 6
By Angela Carone

After winning last year’s Tony Award for best director of a musical, Darko Tresnjak is back in San Diego with “Kiss Me, Kate."

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North County Theater Takes On Assisted Suicide, Medical Marijuana

July 3
By Angela Carone

Topics facing the baby boomer generation are finding their way to the stage. The small but mighty Intrepid Theatre Company is taking on some big issues.

Tease photo for Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov

What do Caitlyn Jenner and William Shakespeare have in common? Quite a bit, according to The Old Globe’s artistic director. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (running through July 26) takes on gender issues in a surprisingly resonant manner amidst the current media buzz of Bruce Jenner making the transition to Caitlyn Jenner.

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Real Life And Art Intersect At La Jolla Playhouse's 'Come From Away'

June 28
By Beth Accomando

“Come From Away,” the world premiere musical that opened at the La Jolla Playhouse in May, was inspired by the true story of what happened when 38 planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, on Sept. 11, 2001. Recently, art and real life intersected at the Playhouse.

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Old Globe Presents Summer Shakespeare Films

June 25
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

It’s summer so that means Shakespeare takes the stage at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. But for its 80th anniversary, the Globe is adding a twist to the Summer Shakespeare season — films.

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'Stories From The Sun Cafe' Looks To Japanese, Chinese Immigrant Communities

June 24
By Beth Accomando

Asian Story Theater will present "Stories from the Sun Cafe" (this Thursday through Sunday at the Lyceum Theater), a play that draws on the real Japanese and Chinese immigrants who have lived in San Diego over the past century.

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'Bright Star' Heads To Broadway

June 17
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov

"Bright Star," a musical created by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, is on its way to Broadway after premiering in San Diego. The play was developed and had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre last year.

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Art Takes On Religion In Controversial Black Mass

June 12
By Beth Accomando

Art is often about pushing not just the envelope but people’s buttons as well. And religion is a particularly sensitive one. Here's a preview of a Black Mass performance in which art takes on religion.

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Independent Eye's 'King Lear' Kicks Off Puppetry Festival

May 8
By Beth Accomando

On Friday night, 10th Avenue Theater and the San Diego Guild of Puppetry kick off a month of puppetry performances with the Independent Eye’s "King Lear." Two actors use 20 puppets to bring Shakespeare to vivid life.

Tease photo for San Diego Moxie Theatre Presents 'Lesson 443'

San Diego Moxie Theatre Presents 'Lesson 443'

April 29
By Midday Edition

Formerly known as, "Anatomy of an Accent," this new play is a coming of age story that explores issues about identity and belonging.

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‘Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo’ Play Debuts In San Diego

April 21
By Midday Edition

Chula Vista native Paul Flores is bringing his award-winning play to Lincoln High School. The play, which explores gang violence, is about a former MS-13 member who is trying to figure out how to leave his gang life behind to reunite with his family.

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San Diego Opera Stages A New Mariachi Opera

April 22
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Once again San Diego Opera challenges preconceived notions about what opera is and expands the horizons about what it can be with the new mariachi opera "El Pasado Nunca se Termina" that has two performances this Saturday at the Civic Theater.

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10th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival Celebrates The Bard

April 22
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival returns to Balboa Park this Saturday. If you love the Bard, this free event will remind you why his work remains so vital after more than four centuries.

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3 World Premieres Included In San Diego Old Globe's 2015-16 Season

April 20
By City News Service

The world premieres will be the musicals "In Your Arms" and "Rain," along with the comedy "The Last Match."