“marisol” And “the Swan” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: September 30, 1992 A sudden blow: the great wings beating still Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill, He holds her helpless breast upon his breast. So begins Yeats' dark, sensual poem, "Leda and the Swan," Read More →

“curtain Calls” What A Dump!


By Pat Launer 03/02/07 Everything old is new again, And the messages are hefty: From the battleground of Virginia Woolf To 1984 and Lefty. THE SHOW: Edward Albee’s 1962 masterwork still has the power to shock. And even Read More →

“Curtain Calls” #210


By Pat Launer 09/14/07 Angels and Flippers and man-eating plants: What else can you do but go into your dance? ANGELS AMONG US THE SHOW: The Honky Tonk Angels Read More →

“the Baltimore Waltz” At The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 23, 1994 > It's as bad as you always thought. Your worst fears realized. You can get unspeakable diseases from sitting on public toilet seats.   Especially those in public schools.   In this way, Anna, a first grade teacher, has contracted the dread, incurable ATS, Acquired Toilet Syndrome.   In a desperate, last-ditch effort, she Read More →

“curtain Calls” Bacchanalia


By Pat Launer 12/01/06 Hank Williams had less than a Fabulous Life And The Bacchae confront religious strife. In addition to wine, women and queers, You, too, can relive your Wonder Bread Years. Read More →

“NOW YOU SEE IT” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“NOW YOU SEE IT” at North Coast Repertory Theatre


Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/4/16 RUN DATES: 2/24/16 - 3/27/16 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre French farceur Georges Feydeau has been dead for nearly a century. But an English translation of one of his works is now making its American premiere, in a major coup for North Coast Repertory Theatre. This isn’t the first translation of the 1892 comedy, but British playwright Kenneth McLeish made some essential alterations to the original in the 1990s, conflating characters, shifting the focus Read More →