Reviews

“RAIN” at The Old Globe

“RAIN” at The Old Globe

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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 →

A Christmas Carol At The San Diego Repertory Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: December 14, 1994 The magic number is 19. It's the San Diego Repertory Theatre's nineteenth production of the Dickens classic, and "A Christmas Carol" has come full circle -- back to the nineteenth century.   After years steeped in gospel, minimalism, the homeless and every other permutation possible, the Rep called in director Will Roberson to bring the piece home, Read More →

“forbidden Hollywood” At The Theatre In Old Town

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KPBS AIRDATE:   February 8, 1995 (SONG CLIP: “Films are like a box of chocolate...” “Forbidden Hollywood” is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates:   some pieces have a kinda nutty flavor; some are just plain gooey; and some are only half-baked. Okay, maybe it isn’t fair to compare a newcomer with a veteran. Read More →

“pterodactyls” At The South Coast Repertory Theatre & “sunday In The Park With Sondheim” At The Diversionary Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   March 29, 1995 In the bleak, quirky, hilarious black comedies of Nicky Silver, the grotesque beds down with the absurd. You may be laughing hysterically one minute, and horrifyingly appalled the next.   Silver’s skills were amply displayed in the Fritz Theatre’s recent spiky production of “Fat Men in Skirts,” a play that dealt with incest, Read More →

“dancing At Lughnasa” At The Old Globe Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   JUNE 7, 1995 The year is 1936, and it's harvest-time in Ballybeg, an imaginary town in County Donegal, Ireland. Time for the annual festival of Lughnasa, dedicated to the pagan harvest god, Lugh. Trapped in their poor, cramped home, isolated on the edge of a wheat field, four of the unmarried Mundy sisters want desperately to attend Read More →

Dracul By Fbn Productions At The San Diego Repertory Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: August 16, 1995 God knows we’re a bloodthirsty society. Never enough action, never enough gore. And we inevitably intertwine sex with violence, passion with death.   So what timeless legend could satisfy our bloodlust more than ‘Dracula’? We never seem to tire of the saga, a tall tale based on the real Prince Vlad the Impaler, Read More →