The nuclear age comes wrapped in a sea of pacts, treaties, eleventh-hour phone calls, banner headlines, gleaming host cities, worn-through bargaining tables, heartfelt promises and outright lies. Lee Blessing’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’ tries to explain some of it — but the current North Coast Repertory Theatre entry doesn’t know which part it wants to play.

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San Diego Repertory Theatre’s “Sex with Strangers” may be giving audiences at the Lyceum Theatre an entertaining romp with polite titillation, but just a few steps away at the Balboa Theatre, San Diego Opera’s bold, edgy “La tragédie de Carmen” unfolded the authentic sex-with-strangers story, Peter Brook’s naturalistic remake of Bizet’s classic opera “Carmen” . . .

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Most people know folk singer, Woody Guthrie, as the man who penned the lyrics to “This Land is Your Land.” What many might not realize is that he wrote more than 1,000 songs over several decades in the 20th century ranging from protest tunes to American classics.

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