“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 →

“Shrek” – Moonlight Stage Productions

“Shrek” – Moonlight Stage Productions


RUN DATES: 8/21/15 - 8/29/15 VENUE: Moonlight Amphitheatre We all know it’s not easy being green. Just ask Kermit – or Elphaba. But it’s even harder if you happen to be a scary ogre with a soft heart. Poor Shrek has had a rough life. Now, all he wants is solitude, and a nice piece of swamp to call his own. But he’s invaded by a horde of Fairy Tale characters, led by a belligerent Pinocchio and a feisty Read More →

Theatre Review: “reckless” At 6th @ Penntheatre


Published in Gay and Lesbian Times December 19, 2002 It's Christmas Eve. The presents are all wrapped and the children are tucked into bed. Rachel is feeling all warm and fuzzy, looking out at the snow, reminiscing about Christmases past. She's about to have a "euphoria attack." And then, her husband confesses that he's hired a hit-man, taken out a contract on her life, and she's got five minutes Read More →

“CELL” – Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company

“CELL” – Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company


PAT LAUNER  posted at RUN DATES: 9/24/15-10/18/15 VENUE: Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company New York-based playwright Cassandra Medley has a lot on her mind – too much for one play, in fact. Her world premiere, “Cell,” set in an immigration detention center, has ‘topicality’ written all over it. It shines a piercing light on a badly broken system, the abuse of already vulnerable people, and the desperation of bottom-rung job-holders who have to deal with them, while they do Read More →

Teaser/excerpt: “good Boys” Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company; “bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo,” Kirk Douglas Theatre In Century City


Pat Launer on San Diego Theater By Pat Launer , SDNN Thursday, June 4, 2009 READ REVIEWS OF: “Good Boys,” “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” Mini Review of : “Voices: Mapping the Hood” Boys Will Be Boys Read More →

Read Reviews Of: “I Do! I Do !, ” “The Santaland Diaries,” “a Christmas Carol,” “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”


Pat Launer on San Diego Theater By Pat Launer , SDNN Thursday, December 17, 2009 Together Forever THE SHOW: “I Do! I Do !, ” the 1966 musical, newly revised, at the Old Globe It’s all about the bed. A giant fourposter Read More →