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Stories by Kris Arciaga

'Pirates of Penzance' Sets Sail At San Diego Opera

'Pirates of Penzance' Sets Sail At San Diego Opera

Oct. 13
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Sometimes art emphasizes escape over enlightenment. Such is the case with San Diego Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Pirates of Penzance."

Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

July 3
By KPBS News, Kris Arciaga

This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.

Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Ga...

Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Gallery Friday

June 2
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Matthew Bowler

A samurai rabbit and ninja turtles will be meeting up yet again after decades apart for a new IDW comic book coming out in July. To celebrate the reunion, IDW is bringing “Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)” co-creator Kevin Eastman together tonight at Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station.

Write Out Loud Presents 'Fractured Fairy Tales'

Write Out Loud Presents 'Fractured Fairy Tales'

May 25
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Write Out Loud regularly performs at Cygnet Theatre but on Tuesday it will present “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a piece designed to compliment Cygnet’s current production “Shockheaded Peter,” which is a collection of stories about naughty children and misguided parents.

Ultimate Dinosaurs Stomp Into theNAT

Ultimate Dinosaurs Stomp Into theNAT

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Something big is coming to theNAT, it is Ultimate Dinosaurs, but you will not find the dinosaurs you learned about as a kid. Instead, it is a whole new crop of dinos from the Southern Hemisphere that you may not have seen before.

San Diego's Diversionary Theater Is Bringing Back Burlesque

San Diego's Diversionary Theater Is Bringing Back Burlesque

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

For the second year in a row, choreographer Michael Mizerany will present the "In The Va Va Voom Room" burlesque show.

Podcast Episode 88: Wild And Crazy Steve Martin Gets Serious About ...

Podcast Episode 88: Wild And Crazy Steve Martin Gets Serious About Comedy

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The comic-turned-playwright's latest work, "Meteor Shower," has its world premiere at the Old Globe.

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe Theatre would like Steve Martin to view its stage as a home for anything he writes. Two years ago it hosted his musical "Bright Star." Now comes the world premiere of his play "Meteor Shower."

Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice' Looks At Improv Comedy

Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice' Looks At Improv Comedy

Aug. 11
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Kris Arciaga

The comedian's new film serves up a bit of a history lesson about improv and lays out some rules. It begins a two-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema on Friday.

Podcast Episode 85: Mike Birbiglia On Comedy, Improv And Trust

Podcast Episode 85: Mike Birbiglia On Comedy, Improv And Trust

Aug. 6
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Kris Arciaga

Mike Birbiglia's new film "Don't Think Twice" (expanding to more cities on Aug. 12) looks to an improv group experiencing some growing pains.

Fans Embody Favorite Characters At Comic-Con

Fans Embody Favorite Characters At Comic-Con

July 21
By Elma Gonzalez, Kris Arciaga

San Diego native Jamie Lee Cortez explains what it’s like to walk around Comic-Con dressed up as a popular character.

Old Globe's 'Macbeth' Is Bloody, Bold, Resolute

Old Globe's 'Macbeth' Is Bloody, Bold, Resolute

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Shakespearean tragedy might not have existed if it weren't for the First Folio. So it's fitting that the Old Globe is offering a bold new production of "Macbeth" while a copy of the book is in San Diego during its national tour.

Podcast Episode 80: 'Macbeth' And The Curse Of The Scottish Play

Podcast Episode 80: 'Macbeth' And The Curse Of The Scottish Play

June 20
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

With the first folio in San Diego this month, Cinema Junkie returns to the Bard for an episode all about "Macbeth."

'Camp David' Play Goes Behind The Scenes Of Historic Peace Negotiat...

'Camp David' Play Goes Behind The Scenes Of Historic Peace Negotiations

May 24
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe stages a new play about the 13 days of intense negotiations that led to the signing of the Camp David Accords.

Doing The Time Warp With 'The Rocky Horror Show'

Doing The Time Warp With 'The Rocky Horror Show'

March 26
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

More than two decades ago, Sean Murray put on a corset and fishnets to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter at the San Diego Rep. Now he directs a new production of "The Rocky Horror Show" at Cygnet Theatre.