Falstaff and the Making of an Opera Fan

In the bright and fearless days before COVID-19 shut everything down, I considered watching my first real opera. I thought I’d first try one of Verdi’s operas based on a Shakespeare play, Macbeth or Otello…

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a lot of life on hold right now. Schools, classes, and programs are closed, as are parks, beaches, trails, and many businesses. Yet, despite the coronavirus shutdown, life goes on. Like everyone…

“God of Carnage” at Lamplighters

We thoroughly enjoyed God of Carnage at Lamplighters Community Theatre in La Mesa. This is becoming our home theatre because it’s so close, and runs a regular season of excellent plays and musicals. God of…

No Book No Problem

The other morning I had an appointment for routine service on my car. However, in the rush to get everyone out the door I’d forgotten to pack a book or anything to work on while…

20:20 Vision?

Time for a look back on 2019 and a look ahead at 2020. In 2019 I saw 12 live plays, which is more than I thought I would see. Three were for a college class,…