Doug Field's Down South is back in the South — well, southern California, anyway. The double entendre comedy will play San Diego's Fritz Theatre through June 9 after opening May 23. Mike Kelly directs. In 1962, with the looming missile crisis from Communist Cuba, an average suburban housewife launches a coup d'etat of her own. At the onset of free love, this double coupon matron gives "down south" double meaning, and the comedy ensues. Down South had its world premiere in Los Angeles in 2000 before a successful Off-Broadway run in 2001.
Tickets are $20-$15. For reservations, call (619) 233-7505. The Fritz Theatre is on the web at http://www.thefritzsandiego.com.
— By Christine Ehren