”necessities” At The Cassius Carter Centre Stage


KPBS AIRDATE:   7/22/91 What exactly are life's basic necessities? For 43 year-old Zelda Kelly, protagonist of Velina Hasu's Houston's latest play, called "Necessities," it's -- let's see, a couple of Mercedes, some big feature film deals, maybe a TV sitcom, a deal-making power lunch, a young, successful husband, 10 or 20 cats, a bulging checkbook, a smarmy male secretary. All Read More →

“a Midsummer Night’s Dream” At San Diego State University & “woyzeck” At Southwestern College


KPBS AIRDATE:   April 20, 1994 Say Happy Birthday to the Bard. This week is William Shakespeare's 430th birthday. To mark the occasion, as well as the 400th anniversary of his most purely romantic comedy, the San Diego State University Drama Department has mounted a thoroughly enjoyable production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The school went all out on Read More →

Theatre Review: “i Am My Own Wife” By La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE:  August 19, 2005 It’s hard to say which is more astonishing – the plot or the performance. Charlotte von Mahlsdorf was a real-life East German transvestite who survived, on her own terms, through the Nazi and communist regimes. She and scores of other characters are brilliantly portrayed by Jefferson Mays, a graduate of UCSD, for whom the role in “I Am My Read More →

“PROOF” at Oceanside Theatre Company

“PROOF” at Oceanside Theatre Company


RUN DATES: 2/5/16 - 2/21/16 VENUE: Oceanside Theatre Company The title has multiple meanings in David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 2001 drama, “Proof.” In one sense, it refers to a dense mathematical proof that has been discovered after the death of a brilliant mathematician. It also refers to the evidence required to determine who actually created the groundbreaking proof. And then there’s the issue of love, and the need for proof of its authenticity. Surrounding the Read More →

“alice In Concert” At The Lamb’s Players Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: June 30, 1993 All right, class. It's time for a review.   What are the four branches of arithmetic? Good, you remembered:   Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision. Well, that's what the Mock Turtle says in "Alice in Wonderland," anyway. No matter what form you hear them in -- Read More →

A Christmas Carol At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


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 →