“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 →

“marisol” And “the Swan” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: September 30, 1992 A sudden blow: the great wings beating still Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill, He holds her helpless breast upon his breast. So begins Yeats' dark, sensual poem, "Leda and the Swan," Read More →

“from The Mississippi Delta” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   SEPTEMBER 23, 1992 Greenwood, Mississippi, 1955. An eleven year-old black girl is baby-sitting a younger white child.   After the movie, she's taken back to the white family's house. The mother beckons her upstairs and pushes her gruffly onto the father's bed...   After the rape, she's handed five dollars.   A year later, Read More →

“somebody Else’s House” By David Cale At Sushi Performance And Visual Art


KPBS AIRDATE: September 16, 1992 When storyteller David Cale invites you in, you definitely feel like you're in “Somebody Else's House.”   He embodies, becomes, a multitude of characters. They aren't quite people you want to know, but they're people you sort of understand.   You get a visceral feel for their isolation, their repression and sense of Read More →

“playland” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: September 9, 1992 In the plays of Athol Fugard, the universal is in the particulars. The voice of South African angst, Fugard invariably constructs one-set, small-cast shows about tiny problems that are emblematic of a whole country's woes.   Writing and living in his fatherland, he has focused most of his attention on the horrors of Read More →