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Eva Trieger


Trieger is a freelance writer who specializes in coverage of the arts.  She may be contacted via [email protected]

Tovah Feldshuh’s True-Life Role as a Daughter

Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played  by Tovah Feldshuh; Hatchette Books; 2021; ISBN:9780306-924026; $29. It’s hard to believe that Lilyville is a first book given its accessibility and universal appeal. This memoir of four-time Tony,...
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.

Noura and the problems of immigrant families

Jews of Eastern European ancestry are all too familiar with the pogroms that forcibly removed their forebears from their homes in the 1800s and continued through the Holocaust. However, Jews don’t hold the exclusive...

Holocaust filmmaker’s animated doc in Oscar hunt

Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes art dictates life. When I interviewed Perry Chen and his mom, Dr. Zhu Shen on Wednesday, I felt that art and life inform each other, with one or...
Tom Steward and Gabriela Nelson in Guadalupe in the Guest Room

A sweet play about two coping with death

We generally view grief as a mitigating factor. Death is a harsh clarion signaling a divide between what was once vibrant and dynamic to something silenced and static. New Village Arts turns this concept...
From left, David McBean, Kevin Hafso Koppman, Omri Schein, and Andrew Abelson (Photo: Aaron Rumley)

‘A Funny Thing’ happened at the North Coast Rep

I can just imagine North Coast Rep’s Artistic Director, David Ellenstein, dancing a jig and high fivin’ his reflection in the mirror after landing one of the most synergistic casts to ever perform on...

‘American Socialist,’ story of Debs, debuts today – July 4

How often do you catch yourself humming a tune, or singing along with lyrics, when you suddenly experience that moment of clarity as you realize the song’s message?  The instant when you learned that...
Lakisha May and Marcus Terrell Smith courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse

You may go nuts over ‘Squirrels’

LA JOLLA, California — Sure, we’ve all seen actors warming up by reciting tongue twisters or singing scales to loosen up their vocal cords, doing yoga poses or lunges to limber up and get their...

‘Evening with Groucho’ brings back funnyman Marx

SOLANA BEACH, California — A delighted North Coast Repertory Theater audience watched in amazement Tuesday night, as Frank Ferrante became funnyman Groucho Marx.  Before our very eyes, Ferrante painted on his mustache, donned rimmed...

Actress persists, career now on rise

SOLANA BEACH, California — While Professor Harold Hill may have been a part of Tanna Frederick’s formative years, the college graduate who left Iowa, was bound for glory in New York or Los Angeles where...