Reviews

“more Of The Laughing Buddha Wholistik Radio Theatre” At Blackfriars Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   December 19, 1991 Garrison Keillor knows that good radio is fun to watch.   So does Blackfriars Theatre. They're back with an all new, improved version of last year's runaway fund-raising hit, "More of the Laughing Buddha Wholistik Radio Theatre." A door slams.   We hear footsteps approaching.   And we see Read More →

“a Christmas Carol” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   December 12, 1991 Forget the huge, festive tree with the bright presents underneath. Forget the velvety Victorian costumes.     This is Sledgehammer's take on "A Christmas Carol," so nothing will be anything like what you'd expect.   There are yard-high hats and loincloths, dancing food and a giant clock with no numbers that glides above the stage.   Read More →

“lend Me A Tenor” Produced By The San Diego Actors Theatre At The Sixth Avenue Playhouse

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KPBS AIRDATE:   December 5, 1991 You always have to read between the lines. Otherwise, you'd be absolutely flabbergasted to learn that Ken Ludwig's silly little trifle, "Lend Me a Tenor," was a winner of two Tony Awards.   At its Broadway debut two years ago, the play did indeed garner two Tonys -- but they were for the director and Read More →

“a Tale Of Two Cities” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   November 21, 1991 I don't know if this is a far, far better thing than Ron Campbell has ever done, but I'm sure it's far, far more characters than he's ever played at one time.   Almost twenty, to be sort of precise.   And if the evening were a little shorter, it'd definitely be the best of Read More →

“the House Of Blue Leaves” At Lamplighters Community Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   November 14, 1991 We've all seen it, or maybe even had the experience. A match seems to be made in heaven, until the parties leave the close comfort of home and go out into the world. Then things can turn hellish. So it appears to be for director Tom Rudolph and actor Christina Courtenay. Read More →

“i Can’t Get Started” Produced By Ensemble Arts Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   November 7, 1991 You like mysteries?   Maybe you're a long-time fan of Dashiell Hammett, who pioneered the hard-boiled detective novel.   Maybe you're a devotee of those film noir retellings of his "Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man," coming this month to the Broadway stage -- in musical version. But you may not know that Read More →