Theatre Review: “crimes Of The Heart” And “three Sisters” At New Village Arts


KPBS AIRDATE:  February 23, 2007 You could call it Fire and Ice. Three blazing, passionate Southerners; three Russians frozen in place. Sibling rivalry and revelry span a century and cross continents, in a thrilling double bill at New Village Arts. The spunky, 6 year-old theater company says it’s the very first time these two plays have been paired, juxtaposed and presented in repertory. The international classic is Read More →

”a Lesson From Aloes: At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE:   SEPTEMBER 3, 1991 There are all kinds of aloes, the perennial succulent indigenous to Africa.   They provide a strong metaphor as a pulpy symbol of survival-- tough on the outside, soft on the inside, able to endure years of draught. We get potent and affecting instruction in "A Lesson From Aloes." This is the second Read More →

“the Glass Menagerie” At La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: May 27, 1992 It's no secret that "The Glass Menagerie" is an autobiographical play. Tennessee Williams did indeed live in St. Louis , where the piece takes place, with his difficult mother, a former Southern belle, and his withdrawn sister, who, with his mother's consent, was later lobotomized. His classic Read More →

“light Sensitive” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: January 20, 1993 > It's kind of like the blind leading the blind.   The main character in Jim Geoghan's "Light Sensitive" has no vision. The same may be said for the director and for the Globe itself for choosing this unimaginative fluff piece. It seems as if, once a year, the Globe trots out a tired new Read More →

The War To End War At The Poway Center For The Performing Arts


KPBS AIRDATE: September 8, 1993 Which theater to go to this week? It all depends upon your Weltanshauung.   If you like things present tense, comical with a dash of sarcasm, head up to Poway for "A Tuna Christmas."   If you lean more to the cynical and historical, "The War to End War" is right up your alley.   Read More →

“i Hate Hamlet” At North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   APRIL 27, 1994 Not only does it have a provocative title, "I Hate Hamlet," a play first produced in 1991, already has a place in theater history.    During its brief but legendary Broadway run, in the middle of a duel scene, one actor actually tried to injure another, while he ad-libbed a variety of denigrating comments about the younger man's thespian prowess Read More →