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“R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE

“R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/20/16 RUN DATES: 3/10/16 - 4/10/16 VENUE: San Diego Repertory Theatre One of the major precepts of the scientist-philosopher-inventor-cosmologist Buckminster Fuller was “Less is more.” If only that principle had been applied to the updated production of D.W. Jacobs’ “R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe.” Jacobs, who conceived, created and directed the show, was the co-founder, with Sam Woodhouse, of the San Diego Repertory Theatre in 1976. He left in 1997, Read More →

“GUARDS AT THE TAJ” at the La Jolla Playhouse

“GUARDS AT THE TAJ” at the La Jolla Playhouse

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AIRED ON KSDS JAZZ 88.3 on 2/19/16 RUN DATES: 2/2/16 - 2/28/16 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse Playwright Rajiv Joseph goes deep. He doesn’t shy away from history, philosophy, politics – or violence. In his magnificent, Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” his probing mind and macabre humory were focused on the invasion of Iraq. In “Guards at the Taj,” his most recent creation, he goes further back in time – to 1648, on the morning of Read More →

“WHAT YOU ARE” at The Old Globe

“WHAT YOU ARE” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 6/14/19 RUN DATES: 5/3019 - 6/30/19 VENUE: The Old Globe The ground beneath our feet is shifting. Things are changing at an alarming rate. Instability leads to uncertainty, and poses a threat to identity, dignity and self-worth. Behold the white working-class American male. Everything he believed was right, was his due, is slipping away. His long-term employment loyalty counts for little. Technology is making his job obsolete. Fear, frustration and anger are roiling just beneath Read More →

“DINNER WITH MARLENE” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“DINNER WITH MARLENE” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/3/16 RUN DATES: 4/29/16 - 5/29/16 VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre He waited till he was 90 years old to tell anyone. Finally, not long before his death, Eric Hanes relayed the story to his daughter – of one unforgettable night in Paris, shortly after his marriage, when he met – and had dinner with – Marlene Dietrich and her high-end coterie. The daughter he told was Swedish-born Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey, long-time professor of theater at Read More →

“TELL ME ON A SUNDAY” at Broadway Vista Theatre

“TELL ME ON A SUNDAY” at Broadway Vista Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/11/16 RUN DATES: 2/5/16 - 2/28/16 VENUE: Broadway Vista Theatre Looking for love in all the wrong places. Like New York. Or L.A. Emma left her home in small-town North London to snag a man and a green card (in either order). “Tell Me on a Sunday,” a one-act-one-woman, one-hour song cycle, is the first act of a 1979 collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Don Black (lyrics). This was the ‘song’ part. The Read More →

“BAD HOMBRES/GOOD WIVES” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

“BAD HOMBRES/GOOD WIVES” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/15/19 RUN DATES: 10/3/19 - 10/27/19 VENUE: San Diego Repertory Theatre Take one part Shakespeare, 3 parts Molière, a soupçon of Oscar Wilde. Toss in a sprinkling of banda music, macha feminisma, narco-traficantes and telenovelas. And what do you get? Herbert Siguenza’s latest concoction: a tasty new Spanglish treat:  the world premiere, “Bad Hombres/Good Wives.” As in “The School for Wives” (Molière), an older man has a young girl sequestered in a convent, groomed to be Read More →