Reviews

“IRONBOUND” at Moxie Theatre

“IRONBOUND” at Moxie Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 9/29/17 RUN DATES:  9/17/17 - 10/22/17 VENUE:  Moxie Theatre In Martyna Majok’s drama, “Ironbound” is both a location and a condition. It’s a multi-ethnic, working-class New Jersey neighborhood, and “Ironbound” also describes the predicament of the central character, Darja, who is shackled by poverty and circumstance. One half-step from homeless, she holes up at a seedy bus stop, boxed in by a chain-link fence.  The play hopscotches in time, between a hopeful, pregnant Darja and her Read More →

“culture Clash In Bordertown” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   JUNE 3, 1998 In one particularly inspired scene in “Culture Clash in Bordertown,” a woman enters dressed in nightclothes, lies down and covers herself with the Mexican flag. A pajama-clad, blonde-haired man sprawls out a little distance away, under an American flag. Soon, he gets up, strides over to the woman, and screws her brains out.   ‘Why are Read More →

“CONSTELLATIONS” at The Old Globe

“CONSTELLATIONS” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/22/16 RUN DATES: 4/9/16 - 5/8/16 VENUE: The Old Globe How many times have you re-played a conversation in your mind, wishing you’d responded differently, and that the outcome had been different? How often have you lamented the paths not taken? In Nick Payne’s “Constellations,” we watch a couple replay multiple scenes and possibilities in their rocky relationship, illustrating the theory of a ”quantum multiverse,” in which “at any given moment, several outcomes can co-exist Read More →

“MIRACLE ON 34th STREET” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“MIRACLE ON 34th STREET” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/11/16 RUN DATES:  12/1/16 - 12/23/16 VENUE: San Diego Musical Theatre If you’re a fan of nostalgic, holly-jolly radio plays, San Diego is the place and Christmas is the time. For five years, Cygnet Theatre delighted audiences with a radio play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This year, New Village Arts is reprising its “1940s Radio Hour” (with some nifty new additions). The latest entry into the old-time radio cavalcade is San Diego Musical Read More →

“ALL THE WAY” at South Coast Repertory

“ALL THE WAY” at South Coast Repertory

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/21/16 RUN DATES: 9/2/16 - 10/2/16 VENUE: South Coast Repertory   Politics is a matter of convincing and compromise. And no one was a better schmoozer, seducer, arm-twister and back-breaker than our 36th President (1963-68), Lyndon Baines Johnson. It can be fascinating to watch how the sausage of lawmaking gets made, as we saw in the 2012 Steven Spielberg film, “Lincoln,” with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery. In a similar vein of Read More →

“THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR” at Diversionary Theatre

“THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR” at Diversionary Theatre

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Aired at KSDS-FM on 5/20/16 RUN DATES: 5/5/16 - 6/12/16 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre There are some stories you just can’t imagine becoming musicals: but a serial killer gave us “Sweeney Todd” and Presidential murderers inspired “Assassins.” Now, along comes “The Boy Who Danced on Air,” a stomach-churning tale of the buying and abuse of young boys in Afghanistan, a long-standing tradition called Bacha Bazi, or “boy play.” The youths are dressed as girls and taught to dance for Read More →