“lips Together, Teeth Apart” At The Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company


KPBS AIRDATE: November 11, 1992 If the state of your life or your world has got you grinding your teeth, the title of Terrence McNally's latest play has the pre-sleep exercise remedy: "Lips Together, Teeth Apart." It's a provocative and intriguing title, and so's the play in many ways.   But what's really intriguing is the Read More →

“the Importance Of Being Earnest” At Blackfriars Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: November 4, 1992 This is as Wilde as it gets -- Oscar Wilde, that is. "The Importance of Being Earnest" has been hailed as a comic masterpiece, a brilliant slice of satire on the upper classes, who richly deserve all the skewering they get -- both today, and in 1895 when the play was written.   Read More →

“spunk” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: October 28, 1992 The San Diego Rep has Spunk.   And how. The pulsing, rhythmic, muscular adaptation of three Zora Neale Hurston stories has danced its way into the Lyceum Theatre.   It's a spare, eloquent, language-rich series of folk tales -- black in hue but universal in tone. Read More →

“annie Warbucks” At The San Diego Civic Light Opera


KPBS AIRDATE: October 21, 1992 A critic owes it to her audience to be honest about her biases. So let me come clean and say that I didn't really care for the original, 1977 smash-hit musical, "Annie." It was cartoonish, but not in the right ways. It milked the cute-kids and dog routine to Read More →

“molly And Maze” At The Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: October 15, 1992 John Bradshaw tells us that 95% of all families are dysfunctional.   So what's a functional family?   Well, "Molly & Maze," sort of. It's a mother-daughter arrangement.   Single parent family.   Always has been.   Sure, the mother obsesses about her daughter.   She calls Read More →

“mastergate” At North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: October 7, 1992 Can a politician ever enter the Pearly Gates? Sure: Watergate , Iran -Contragate, and now, "Mastergate."   The political satire has just parked its sardonic and corrupt little butt into the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Penned by Larry Gelbart -- the M*A*S*H-man -- it's a silly Read More →