Buyer & Cellar

Where: Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego

Cost: $29 - $82

Age limit: Not available

Ongoing: until Sunday, May 10, 2015

In Jonathan Tolins' "totally fictional" comedy, Alex Moore lands the "the oddest of odd jobs." He becomes the caretaker for Barbra Streisand's barn basement, where she has a complete shopping mall. Much to his surprise, when she comes down for the first time, Streisand's the "buyer" -- of her own possessions! Alex, a struggling actor, must improvise, a tactic made more difficult since he's a dyed in the wool "Barbra Queen." And David Turner, who plays Alex, must also play Barbra, and Alex's lover Barry, and other characters. He deftly shifts from wisdom to innocence (wise when he recalls the story; innocent when experiencing it). Turner gives a tour de force performance. Unfortunately the playwright tries to give one too. And for all its hefty suggestions about stardom and people needing people, the piece lacks anything close to psychological depth and could benefit from a few judicious excisions.Worth a try.

Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 p.m.
  • Friday 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.


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