North Coast Repertory Theatre

Pardon their French in entertaining ‘Lies’

Pardon their French in entertaining ‘Lies’

SOLANA BEACH — The year: 1666; the setting: France. The language: anything but stodgy.

Playwright seeks to tell story, not effect change

Playwright seeks to tell story, not effect change

SOLANA BEACH — If the North Coast Repertory Theatre had had a curtain, playwright Melinda Lopez would have been a bundle of nerves before it went up.

North Coast Rep’s ‘Time’ puts up the good fight

North Coast Rep’s ‘Time’ puts up the good fight

SOLANA BEACH — Time passes quickly in the emotionally taut drama, “Time Stands Still,” now onstage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre.

Review: ‘Educating Rita’ stands a little too firmly on sociological soapbox

Review: ‘Educating Rita’ stands a little too firmly on sociological soapbox

SOLANA BEACH — The entire play takes place in one location: a cluttered office space filled with books, a desk, a couple of chairs, a filing cabinet, a lamp, a fireplace, and two Gothic-style windows.

Longtime actor lends name to a new role

Longtime actor lends name to a new role

SOLANA BEACH — Jonathan McMurtry has one of those recognizable faces, especially among television viewers who can see him regularly on popular sitcoms such as “Cheers,” “Frasier” and “Modern Family.”

Play Review: Songs overpower story in ‘Words By’

Play Review: Songs overpower story in ‘Words By’

SOLANA BEACH — There are plenty of words, but not much story in “Words By, Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” by musician and author Joseph Vass.

Play Review: The underpants that launched a thousand laughs

Play Review: The underpants that launched a thousand laughs

Are these the underpants that launched a thousand laughs?

NCRT get city money for anti-bullying play

SOLANA BEACH — By thinking out of the financial box, the city was able to fund an additional request submitted earlier this year through the Community Grant Program.

This ‘Hound’ chases after funny bone

This ‘Hound’ chases after funny bone

SOLANA BEACH — Hardly, if ever, has there been a time when the mentioning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” elicited an eruption of laughter.