New plays are focus of Globe fest
Freshly minted works of drama by both established playwrights and first-timers are the focus of the New Voices Festival, the Old Globe Theatre’s just-announced series of new-play readings.
The free fest, scheduled for Dec. 13-15, will spotlight works by three professionals: JC Lee (“Luce”), David West Read (“The Great Pretender”) and Madhuri Shekar (“A Nice Indian Boy”).
It also will showcase plays coming out of an initiative launched in 2012: The Old Globe Community Voices, which guides San Diegans through the creation of works for the stage
Geeky Live Theatre – “In Love and Warcraft”
Review of ‘In Love and Warcraft’ from my friend and WoW consultant Earl Baylon!
“A romantic comedy set against a WoW backdrop? Count me in. I know part of the concern with people of our geeky ilk beig portrayed in theatrical pieces is that they come of as caricatures rather than multi-faceted characters. I watched a production of this play a couple years ago, and I can say that’s not the case. The characters feel like real people, relatable, and quite likable. And despite the fact that WoW is definitely an integral part of the play’s framework, it still has broad appeal. Experience as a gamer isn’t a requirement for enjoyment, but those that have it might appreciate the references that much more. It’s more is an exploration of the way relationships are evolving in a hybrid digital/real world space, and that’s great.”