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Robert Hitchcox is a playwright, critic and fiction author, who reviews live theatre.

North Park Playwright Festival Week 2 – North Park Vaudeville and...

Our Little Angel by Steven Kobar, Torrance, CA and directed by Terry John. It's Halloween and Greg (Terry John) has brought his two-year-old daughter back from trick or treating.

The Busy World is Hushed

An Episcopal Priest, her estranged son, and her ghost writer make for some interesting circumstances and dialog in Diversionary's current offering of The Busy World is Hushed.

The Turn of the Screw

It was just before the twentieth century when Henry James' novella, The Turn of the Screw, brought a ghost story to his readers. One is, to this day, in a dilemma.

North Park Playwright Festival – North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shop

A Terminal Affair by Lisa Kenner of Los Angeles presents a look at a phenomenon not familiar to most people, the role playing date.

Caliban’s Island – Talent to aMuse Theatre Company

What happens when you mix Shakespeare's The Tempest with that wild group from Gilligan's Island and just a touch of Robert Browning's Caliban Upon Setebos.

One-Act Festival – Lamplighter Community Theatre

Lamplighters Community Theatre's One-Act Play Festival features two of the top playwrights in San Diego, David Wiener and Jim Caputo. Three of the plays are directed by actor Mark Loveless and one by actor Les Payne.

Compleat Female Stage Beauty – Palomar College

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher researched extensively prior to writing Compleat Female Stage Beauty, bringing truth to his bawdy restoration comedy.

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit is guaranteed to elicit laughs from the audiences. Each character is well defined within the strictures of farce.

Biloxi Blues – Sunshine Brooks Theatre

Back at the barracks is one Sgt. Toomey (Sean Vernon). To those of us who have survived boot camp, Toomey is a perfect stereotypical drill sergeant.

Scent of a Woman

Al and Arlene (J. J. Rowley and Deborah Zimmer) are retired with a life of leisure or, one could say, boredom. He likes to watch 'The Lawrence Welk Show' and she likes to watch anything else.

Plaza Suite – Patio Playhouse, Escondido, California

Just short of 40 years old, Neil Simon's Plaza Suite maintains its quick, sometimes biting humor. It played almost 1100 performances on Broadway after opening in February, 1968.

The Adding Machine

Elmer Rice was not only a prolific writer; he was extremely versatile covering a myriad of genres including Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Mystery, Documentary, and Fantasy.

Stage Review: Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam is currently on stage at Scripps Ranch Theatre under the direction of Eric Poppick. 'Allan Felix's agonizing, heartbreaking and often hilarious quest for love.

Stage Review: Honky Tonk Angels

They say every country song tells a story. A quick scan of the song titles in North Coast Rep's latest, Honky Tonk Angels, do tell the story. Ted Swindley, who also created Always... Patsy Cline, picked the right songs for his three singers.

Stage Review: Deathtrap

I visited an old friend last night: Ira Levin's Deathtrap, which is the current offering at North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shop.