Volume II, Issue IV Winter 2003


There was a time that the holidays were a dark period for San Diego theatergoers – the local venues simply shut down between the closing of the fall season and the opening of the spring one.

In this issue:

Reinventing classics: 'Agamemnon,' 'The Mysteries' and 'After Miss Julie'
By Lucy Komisar

A review of a year of political theater in New York
By Lucy Komisar


But then a quarter-century ago, the San Diego REPertory Theatre began producing Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" each holiday, and a few years back the Globe began its annual run of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Then, two years ago, the Globe began adding a second holiday show – for two years presenting an outstanding one-man reading of David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries."

This year, in place of "Santaland," the Globe is hosting the West Coast premiere of "Striking 12," a musical tale of New Year's Eve. And the Globe has even added a holiday production to their outdoor stage, a re-telling of La Pastorella.

Theater dark for the holidays?

Not in San Diego.

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