Theater: Tyrants, Yuppies and the Bard

Two fine companies highlight San Diego's lively stage scene

San Diego is not what most people, even most San Diegans, think of as an artsy town. It is celebrated for sun and surf and margaritas, for driving with the top down and perpetual pursuit of youth. The city's Balboa Park is full of museums, but at least one of them, the San Diego Museum of Art, is not above erecting a giant outdoor cutout of the Cat in the Hat to lure spectators to an exhibition of the drawings of Dr. Seuss. This, then, is not the sort of place where a culture vulture might expect to find one of...

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