“dear Liar” At Octad-one Productions


KPBS AIRDATE:   July 8, 1992 She was an actor and he was a playwright. She was known for her devastating English wit and marked eccentricities, a woman who never parted from her Pekingese. He was an Irish vegetarian, a socialist, polemicist, music and drama critic, antivivisectionist, promoter of spelling reform -- and inveterate iconoclast. Her Read More →

“the Utter Glory Of Morrissey Hall” At Lamb’s Players Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: July 1, 1992 There isn't much glory at Morrissey Hall, the fictional upper-class girls' school that's just moved into Lamb's Players Theatre. But there's plenty of yelling, running, screaming, singing, whining, teasing and camping it up.    It's not surprising that this creaky little musical didn't make it on Broadway. The plot is silly and Read More →

“le Petomane” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: June 25, 1992 The puns, like the bowling pins being juggled, fly fast and furious. "Le Petomane" is billed as "a comedy of airs," and it has to do with Joseph Pujol, a baker cum cabaret performer in turn-of-the-century Paris , who earned fame, fortune and, now, a measure of immortality, by creative wind-passing. Read More →

“terminal Hip” At Sledgehammer Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: June 17, 1992 If linguistic legerdemain is your domain, you're gonna love "Terminal Hip."   If you're wowed by word play, and lust over language games, you might just be able to swallow Mac Wellman's lingfest.   But if you like your sentences grammatical, and you like a logical progression of words, thoughts, and ideas, not to mention Read More →

“the Touch” Produced By Ensemble Arts Theatre In Cooperation With The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: June 10, 1992 A woman lies flat on a padded table, center stage. A man bends over her, apparently transfixed. Slowly, he moves his hands up and down the length of her body, not making direct contact, but tracing her outline, carving her image above her in space. This is a Read More →

“a… My Name Is Still Alice ” At The Old Globe Theatre & “the Women” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: June 3, 1992 Maybe you remember it -- a talk-show spoof on Saturday Night Live. It was called "The Problems of Women," or "Women's Problems" or something like that. And it was an all male show. There were absolutely no women involved. They just talked pseudo-knowledgeably about, well, as they said, the Read More →