“forgiving Typhoid Mary” At The Lamb’s Players Theatre & “raised In Captivity” At The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   February 28, 1996 Sometimes a revelation can shake the very foundation of your beliefs.   Everything you’ve built your life on can crumble, in the face of one errant patient as in “Forgiving Typhoid Mary,” or one visitation from a dead mother, as in “Raised in Captivity.” Typhoid Mary was a provocateur. An enigmatic figure, whose nickname Read More →

“time And Again” At The Old Globe Theatre & “valley Song” At The La Jolla Playhouse & “why We Have A Body” At The Diversionary Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   May 22, 1996   (MUSIC:   “Time and Again”) It’s high time. Time for another world premiere production to start in San Diego and wend its way to Broadway.   There’s been an ongoing alternation between the Old Globe and the La Jolla Playhouse. Now, it’s the Globe’s turn. And it’s Read More →

“fritzcon 96:   The Other Convention” At The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   August 14, 1996 If what goes on at a political convention is theater, why not have what goes on in a theater be a political convention? Besides, “the nation is panting for a major new governing party.”   Or so the folks at the Fritz Theatre tell us.   And so, we have FritzCON 96 (accent on the Con)-- Read More →

“execution Of Justice” At The Diversionary Theatre & “2.5 Minute Ride” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE:   October 7, 1996 Remember the Twinkie Defense? It got to be kind of a joke. But it was no laughing matter in San Francisco when it helped get Dan White off on a manslaughter charge rather than first-degree murder. Junk food -- and rampant homophobia. It was 1978, a politically-charged, culturally Read More →

“free Will And Wanton Lust” At Sledgehammer Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   DECEMBER 4, 1996 If family functions this holiday season fill you with dread or drag you down, spend an evening with Nicky Silver’s family, and you’ll feel a whole lot better. No dramatist, except for maybe August Strindberg or Eugene O’Neill, succeeds so completely in making ‘family’ feel like a four-letter word. All three mix a Read More →

“pride’s Crossing” At The Old Globe Theatre & “a Diva Like Me” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   February 19, 1997 A world premiere. A woman’s courageous story. A fascinating centerpiece and a play that’s a little rough around the edges. The description applies equally to “Pride’s Crossing” and “A Diva Like Me.” At the Old Globe Theatre, there’s a delectable treat center-stage.   It’s Cherry Jones, winner of last Read More →