“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 →

“curtain Calls” The Root Of All Evil


By Pat Launer 10/21/05 Guilt and innocence, corruption and greed Drama and satire without a screed; On the comic side is ‘The Miser’s’ bravado And the ludicrous laws of The Mikado; Read More →

“Curtain Calls” …forbidden Planet


By Pat Launer 06/16/06 Comedy and drama in myriad hues From Amadeus to Five Shades of Blues. A New Theatre voice, a reading with stars And a totally whacked-out Christmas on Mars. Read More →

“curtain Calls” Writers On The Storm


By Pat Launer 02/16/07 Southern Gothic Crimes of the Heart Brooklyn and Four   tear writers apart Who’s the top dog, who’s the boss In the vicious Glengarry, Glen Ross? While I, on off-nights, without ceremony, Read More →

“curtain Calls” #213


By Pat Launer 10/05/07 Don Q is fictional; Oscar’s not there, And the Globe is hosting A Catered Affair. Oh, that Wacky Uncle Harvey THE SHOW: A Catered Affair, a world premiere Read More →

“FULL GALLOP” at The Old Globe


Posted at on 10/7/15 RUN DATES: 10/1/15 - 11/1/15 VENUE: The Old Globe Some people go through life at a trot or a canter. Others forge ahead at “Full Gallop.” Diana Vreeland may have considered herself, “born lazy,” but she was an indefatigable devotee of beauty, class and style – who changed American taste in clothing, art and life. “The Empress of Fashion” served for 26 years as the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, and then, starting in 1963, Read More →