“damn Yankees” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   October 6, 1993 If you remember the Washington Senators, you might remember them playing those 'damn Yankees.' If you don't remember, it's okay. Because the Globe's new revival of "Damn Yankees" will definitely transport you to the fifties. The chairs are overstuffed, the women wear crinolines, and the Senators have about as Read More →

“once On A Summer’s Day” At The Theatre In Old Town & “top Girls” At San Diego State University Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   September 29, 1993 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a fabulist and a fantasist.   The imagination of the Victorian mathematician who, under the pen-name Lewis Carroll, created "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," has never been questioned. But his relationship with the 11 year-old Alice Liddell has.   In an odd little off-beat musical, "Once On Summer's Day," the Theatre in Read More →

“the Mission” By Culture Clash At The La Jolla Playhouse & “love Stinks” At The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   September 22, 1993 Imagine, if you will, a Chicano Robin Williams -- in triplicate -- and you'll begin to get a feel for the ultra-high-speed, zany triumvirate known as Culture Clash.   The comedy troupe has brought a revised version of their 1988 piece, "The Mission," to the La Jolla Playhouse, and you'll definitely want to make a Read More →

“jesus Christ Superstar” At The Moonlight Amphitheatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   September 15, 1993     Okay, we all know we're not in the seventies any more. But you have to bring back some of the old hopped-up, hippie feeling to make "Jesus Christ Superstar" work.   You can't just focus on the story, the last seven days in the life of Christ. The piece Read More →

The War To End War At The Poway Center For The Performing Arts


KPBS AIRDATE: September 8, 1993 Which theater to go to this week? It all depends upon your Weltanshauung.   If you like things present tense, comical with a dash of sarcasm, head up to Poway for "A Tuna Christmas."   If you lean more to the cynical and historical, "The War to End War" is right up your alley.   Read More →

“the Bacchae” At Undergraund! Inc.


KPBS AIRDATE:   September 1, 1993 New York had "Dionysus in '69." Now San Diego has "The Bacchae" in '93. Both are definitely reflections of their times. In the sixties, reverence for the Greek god of wine and fertility made all the sense in the world. It was, after all, the Age Read More →