“reckless” At The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   November 24, 1993 It's Thanksgiving-time, and the air is already crowded with Christmas carols.   Right about now, they still sound fresh and lilting, but pretty soon, you're gonna start screaming at the thought, let alone the sound, of Jingle Bells, and one more Ba Ra Pa Pa Pum may send you staggering to the Pepto bottle -- Read More →

“babes In Arms” At San Diego State University & The New Theatre Program At Centro Cultural De La Raza


KPBS AIRDATE:   November 17, 1993 Remember that timeless line, "Hey, kids! Let's put on a show!"   Well, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney may have popularized it, but SDSU has brought it back.   The source is "Babes in Arms," penned by Broadway's most popular songwriting team of the 1930s, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Perhaps better Read More →

“teibele And Her Demon” At Blackfriars Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   November 10, 1993 In the haunting stories of Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, we are always confronted with the conflicting forces of light and darkness, the collision of cynicism and mysticism. In his tales, he created a magical, sometimes grotesque world, often dominated by demonic forces.   He peopled that world with powerfully realistic characters and wrapped them in a Read More →

“the Revenger’s Tragedy” At Sledgehammer Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: November 3, 1993 Shakespeare once said revenge is sweet.   But there's no sweetness in "The Revenger's Tragedy." That's no surprise:   Partly because of the genre, and in good part due to the presenter. Revenge tragedy was the name given to often melodramatic Elizabethan plays that dealt with bloody deeds that demanded retribution.   Read More →

“a Murder Of Crows” A Wordworks/brown Field Gallery Production


KPBS AIRDATE:   October 27, 1993 (SOUND, under: crows) Birds of a feather flock... into oddly-named assemblages. You've heard of a gaggle of geese, or an exaltation of larks.   But have you ever seen "A Murder of Crows"? If you haven't, you should. Besides being the group-name, it's Read More →

>“bessie’s Blues” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: October 13, 1993 (MUSIC, UNDER: Bessie Smith "Nobody Knows You...")               Bessie Smith was "the Empress of the Blues." Her black and blue music gave her power, we're told, made her feel like a god. In "Bessie's Blues," we feel the power, and we're brought Read More →