“RAIN” at The Old Globe

“RAIN” at The Old Globe


Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/8/16 RUN DATES: 3/24/16 - 5/1/16 VENUE: The Old Globe In adapting a piece of literature, there’s an obligation to maintain the spirit of the original. W. Somerset Maugham’s riveting 1921 short story, “Rain” (originally titled “Miss Thompson”), has certainly provided fertile ground for adapters: three films, and an aborted musical, called “Sadie Thompson,” created in 1944 with Ethel Merman in mind. Now, along come composer/lyricist Michael John La Chiusa and librettist Sybille Pearson, with a Read More →

Theatre Review: “culture Clash Anthology” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: January 21, 2000 Okay, roll call… Chunky Sanchez? check. Christopher Columbus? Check.   Che Guevara and César Chavez? Presente. Tom Metzger? Yo. San Diego sailors, PB Beach dudes, Gay Hillcrestians.   Check. Check. Check. All present and very well accounted for, in the latest edition of, aka the "Culture Clash Anthology." Read More →

“the Seagull” And “the Weir” At The Old Globe


KPBS AIRDATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2000 Life is what you make of it. Some people sit around in bars telling tales of chances taken, opportunities missed.   Some try to create their own reality by writing or acting. Some respond to misfortune with subdued intensity, shouldering their burden and moving quietly on; others rail and rage in their grief and pain. Read More →

“over The River And Through The Woods” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: APRIL 21, 2000 Over the River and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go… That old ditty was a frothy little trifle… and so's the play of the same name. Like the song, Joe DiPietro's comedy paints a Norman Rockwell picture of family get-togethers: rosy-cheeked, infinitely patient grandmas, baking cookies… or, in this case, lasagna. It's ever so sentimental, but don't try to Read More →

“celebration Of The Lizard” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: JUNE 2, 2000 MUSIC: the Doors: "Light My Fire"} Jim Morrison. The Doors. Quintessence of the '60s. Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll. Death, resurrection, utopia. The band broke up when Morrison, the darkly romantic poet, died in 1971, at age 27. But the Doors' recordings still go platinum every year. And now, their high Read More →

“henry V” At The Old Globe


KPBS AIRDATE: JULY 21, 2000 Dakin Matthews is true to his word. As dramaturge and director, his primary concern has always been clarity. While his Old Globe production of "Henry V" may not be chilling or thrilling, and it probably wouldn't inspire you to follow the charismatic young king into battle, it is textually lucid and precisely articulated. Aside from some finely etched secondary performances, that's Read More →