“death And The Maiden” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre & “children Of Paradise: Shooting A Dream” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: May 26, 1993 When theater and politics commingle, the results can be dogmatic ... or incendiary. Lucky for us, we are currently being treated to two stellar productions that provide politics without pedantry. On the somewhat lighter, filmic side, we have "Children of Paradise: Shooting A Dream" at the La Jolla Playhouse. Read More →

“isn’t It Romantic?” At The Poway Center For The Performing Arts & “out Of Purgatory” At The Old Globe Theatre & “personals” At The Theatre In Old Town


KPBS AIRDATE: May 19, 1993 When women playwrights point their pens at fellow females, it doesn't always paint a pretty picture. And when the characters in comedies are drawn -- or played -- in cartoonish fashion, we get only shallow laughs and no more depth and satisfaction than we derive from the Sunday comics -- even if heavy subjects are Read More →

“tartuffe” At The Lamb’s Players Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: May 12, 1993 It's as old as the hills and as fresh as tomorrow morning's coffee.   First produced 330 years ago, Molière’s "Tartuffe" definitely stands the test of time. And in the wake of Waco, it's more pertinent than ever.   It's the story of a religious zealot who is a fraud, a hypocrite and impostor Read More →

“the Unseen Hand” At The Blackfriars Theatre & “tales Of The Lost Formicans” At The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: May 5, 1993 (SPACE MUSIC under....) This is a KPBS news bulletin. Aliens have landed in downtown San Diego. In two different locations. One group has settled into the Fritz Theatre, and a very strange solo visitor is now appearing at the Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre. Holy space-case! Read More →

“some Americans Abroad” At The North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: April 28, 1993 Okay, haul out all your favorite stereotypes of academics -- specifically, English professors. Check your list; do you have: stodgy?   pedantic? petty? narrowly focused?   spineless? dry? passionless but   lecherous? cheap? Well they're all there in "Some Americans Abroad," Read More →

“states Of Shock” At The Ruse Theatre At The Marquis


KPBS AIRDATE: April 21, 1993 In the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the Cold War, the nation is wounded. In "States of Shock," Sam Shepard's latest play, we survey the whole American landscape in the person of five characters: all the unhealed responses to overt and covert combat. The White Woman and White Man just want to Read More →