Rio Can Be Murder” At The Mystery Cafe


KPBS AIRDATE: April 8, 1992 I've always felt that dinner theater can be murder. But that was the old days, when you got a chicken leg and mashed potatoes to go with a soggy serving of Neil Simon. This is the nineties.   Dinner theater is served up with murder and Read More →

“bargains” At The Old Globe Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: April 1, 1992 Jack Heifner's new play is no bargain.   For a lot less money, you can stay home and watch TV. "Bargains" is straight sit-com, pure and simple. The only thing missing was the commercials. And I only wished I had a remote control channel-changer.   At home, I wouldn't Read More →

Dolores Street ” At Diversionary Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 18, 1992 You don't have to be a lesbian to live on San Francisco 's Dolores Street , but it probably helps. And you don't have to be gay or lesbian to laugh at the play of the same name, but that probably helps, too. However, if you've had Read More →

“shirley Valentine” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 18, 1992 In this 1989 one-woman play, Shirley sends herself a valentine. She emerges from the stupor she's been in throughout her subservient, lower middle class Liverpool marriage. And she busts out:   she flies off to Greece and has a ball -- and a fling. Read More →

“chekov In Yalta” At North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 11, 1992 There's this doctor, see?   And he writes plays.   Comedies, he says.   But the guy who keeps directing them thinks they're tragedies. He's given to melodrama, histrionics and excessive sound effects. It's enough to drive a playwright to .... Yalta . Read More →

“ruby’s Bucket Of Blood” At San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 4, 1992 The world is not a very promising place for women, in the eyes of Cajun playwright Julie Hebert.    They're either reined in by a man, by society, by their color or by some powerful self-imposed constraints. They've got, metaphorically speaking, a bucketful of problems.   Hebert's Read More →