Suggested Title: Join The Conversation — And Get Operatic


La Jolla 10/15/10 Dek: The San Diego Opera hosts “Community Conversations” in La Jolla Evil, obsession, arrogance, infidelity. The San Diego Opera is back! The 2011 season features Turandot, Der Rosenkavalier, Faust and Carmen – a luscious array of dysfunctional characters, ripe for discussion. SDO is offering a series of free, casual lectures – “Community Read More →

The Playwrights Project Presents Kelsey Bavencoff’s Intriguing Comic Drama


3/24/11 PAT LAUNER Young Santee writer wins statewide contest     Santee Want to know what young people have on their minds? Check out Plays by Young Writers, the dramatized results of the 26th annual statewide California Young Playwrights Contest, sponsored by the Playwrights Project of San Diego. In particular, you can see what one young Santeean Read More →

“the Sound Of Music” — Playgoers At The Civic & “born Yesterday” — Moonlight At The Avo


KPBS AIRDATE: MARCH 10, 2000 Life was so much simpler 50 years ago. We were wide-eyed and innocent… and so was the theater. Now, two middle-aged classics have returned to San Diego stages, and though they may have a few wrinkles, they're not totally over the hill. You might say the hills are alive in "The Sound of Music," and the laughs Read More →

“the Trojan Women” At The Old Globe & “going To St. Ives” At La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2000 It's been a great week for women in the theater… well, sort of. Some wonderfully juicy roles for actresses to sink their teeth into. But all the women they portray are tyrannized -- suffering at the hands of men. In an ancient play, they are the spoils of war; they've lost brothers and fathers and sons, and they face a future Read More →

“quilters” At Lamb’s Players Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: MAY 4, 2001 A quilt is made up of little pieces, stitched together to form a picture or pattern. And so it is with "Quilters," the musical revue by Molly Newman and Barbara Dameshek. It's a series of songs and vignettes, threaded together by 16 different quilt designs, each representing ages and stages in the lives of American Pioneer women. It's a sweet, pleasant premise, focusing Read More →

“death And The Maiden” — Stone Soup Theatre & “struggling Truths” At Asian American Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: February 1, 2002 Truth is elusive, even illusory. Widely divergent perspectives can make husbands turn on wives and brothers battle sisters. So what happens in the case of oppression? How do individuals and countries react? What are the ramifications of action or inaction? Of compassion or revenge? Ideology or personal integrity? Two potent plays from diverse cultures pose tough questions to which there are no easy Read More →