The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and the notable author, social reformer and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, are often acknowledged as being two of the most influential men of the Civil War. While Lincoln continues to be respected for his actions against slavery, Douglass is not referenced nearly as much.

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Many shows that have premiered at The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse ended up thriving outside of San Diego. That being said, it is really impressive when new work, from smaller regional theatres, finds life in other parts of the country.

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Before North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Zoom video production of Human Error begins, Artistic Director David Ellenstein states in his introduction that the West Coast Premiere is a “timely” one. As audiences spend time with the main characters, it becomes clear why Ellenstein used that word.

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One of the ways the La Jolla Playhouse has been providing entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic is Without Walls (WOW) Goes Digital. In the past, WOW shows were site-specific theatrical events staged in a variety of locations all around San Diego County.

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One of the most ambitious online theatre events with a local connection is Theatre is the Cure. Created by San Diego artist, Hannah Logan, shortly after the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, each performance consists of original monologues featuring talent from around the world.

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