Reviews

“wonderful Tennessee” At The Old Globe Theatre & “someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” At The Old Globe Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: July 20, 1994 > There's an Irish Mist wafting through Balboa Park, and it's coming from the Old Globe. The theatre company is staging two contemporary Irish dramas, and both will transport you to far-off places. Outdoors, on the Festival Stage, they've mounted "Wonderful Tennessee," the latest creation of Brian Friel, Ireland's pre-eminent living playwright.   Read More →

“a Doll’s House” By Undergraund! Inc. & “the Way Of The World” At The Old Globe Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: September 7, 1994 There is an astonishing but somewhat understandable need for theater people to massage the classics. It just isn't enough that a play has lasted a century or two or three. It must be refreshed, refurbished, made relevant. Sometimes, these efforts are successful.   A fresh perspective can cast new light on an Read More →

“the Peacock Screams When The Lights Go Out” At Sledgehammer Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   NOVEMBER 3, 1994 The peacock screams, all right. And so does everyone else. But this is Sledgehammer Theatre, being true to its name. Their latest venture is a bit off their well-trod path.   It's not their first world premiere, but it is their first play by a woman and about a woman. Artistic Read More →

1994 Theatre:   The Year In Review

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KPBS AIRDATE:   December 29, 1994 Pat Launer     KPBS-FM The theater community is shuddering its way into the new year, bracing against a cold wind blowing from Washington .   The new Contract with America doesn't exactly feature the arts in bold print.    Read More →

“fat Men In Skirts” & “sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” At The Fritz Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   February 22, 1995 If your humor tends toward the bleak, bizarre or macabre, book yourself a front row seat at the Fritz Theatre. Better yet, get a season ticket. Up now is “Fat Men in Skirts,” which will either delight you or disgust you.   Or some of each.   But unavoidably, it Read More →

“no Time Like The Present” At The Sledgehammer Theatre & “time Of My Life” At The Old Globe Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   April 19, 1995 There’s time and there’s no time. Temporal play and word-play abound in two very different theatrical ventures:   Alan Ayckbourn’s “Time of My Life” at the Old Globe, and Eric Ehn’s “No Time Like the Present” at Sledgehammer Theatre. Each production has a malleable sense of chronology, boomeranging between past and present, posing uncomfortable questions Read More →