Theatre Review: “ Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All ” At The Globe Theatres & “ The Spitfire Grill ” At Moonlight Stage Productions


KPBS AIRDATE: February 9, 2003 It's a good time for small-town stories. One Southern, one mid-Western, two plays tell harrowing tales of the personal cost of war -- whether it be the so-called Civil conflict or the Vietnam conflagration. The battles were separated by a century, but these women are alive now, strong survivors of domestic violence who struck back and reclaimed their lives. Both plays Read More →

Theatre Review: “ Proof ” At San Diego Repertory Theatre And “ Anna In The Tropics ” At South Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: October 10, 2003 It's a rare treat to see two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays in one week. You can catch the 2001 winner, "Proof," at the San Diego Repertory Theatre, then hop up to Orange County for this year's Pulitzer, "Anna in the Tropics," at South Coast Rep. Both are provocative and stimulating. David Auburn's "Proof," a mystery about math and genetics, is also Read More →

Theatre Review: “don Juan” By The Old Globe Theatre & “bed And Sofa” At Cygnet Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: June 11, 2004 Familiar forms, uncommon visions. You may never see a more gorgeous, flawless production of Molière than "Don Juan" at the Old Globe. And you won't see a silent movie more beautifully sung than Cygnet's "Bed and Sofa." They may not be for everyone, but they're certainly for anyone who loves theater. The Globe production of "Don Read More →

Theatre Review: “pageant” At Cygnet Theatre & “arms And The Man” At Moonlight Stage Productions


KPBS AIRDATE:  March 11, 2005 All’s fun in love and war – and beauty contests. Society is aptly skewered in two satirical comedies – George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” and Robert Longbottom’s “Pageant.” Human folly never looked so good. In the 1991 musical, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell and Frank Kelly, music by Albert Evans, the competition Read More →

Theatre Review: “the Frankenstein Project V. 2.0” At Sledgehammer Theatre & “a Piece Of My Heart” By Mo’olelo Theatre &   “bad Dates” At San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:  November 04, 2005 It’s a wild week for onstage women. They’re going to war, birthing monsters and having a heckuva time getting a decent date. There’s nothin’ like a dame – in “A Piece of My Heart,” “Bad Dates” and “The Frankenstein Project.” Halloween was the perfect night for Sledgehammer to launch “The Frankenstein Project v.2.0.” The original incarnation Read More →

“seussical” At Moonlight Stage Productions / “collected Stories” At North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:  July 07, 2006 Moral guidance for kids and a moral dilemma for adults. The theater gives you plenty of thinks to think about – whether it’s the ethical quandary of “Collected Stories” or the life lessons of Dr. Seuss. The late La Jolla resident Theodor Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, was famous for his whimsical drawings and clever rhymes. But as the Read More →