Reviews

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

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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

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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 →

“lost Highway: The Music & Legend Of Hank Williams” At The Old Globe Playhouse

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KPBS AIRDATE: September 2, 1992 It's the kind of story we love to love.   Creative artists who are focused with pinpoint brilliance in their professional lives but disastrously out of control of their personal lives. Whose every act of creation is balanced by one of destruction.   Think of Mozart, Dylan Thomas, Tennessee Read More →

“the Secret Garden ” At The Civic Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: August 26, 1992 Some books for kids aren't just for kids.   And some have staying power across the generations. "The Secret Garden," by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is one of those books. Last year, when the novel turned eighty, it resurfaced as a smash, award-winning Broadway musical. Read More →

“once On This Island ” At The Civic Playhouse

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KPBS AIRDATE: August 20, 1992 It starts with a tantalizing island drumbeat and a flash of lightning. A little girl is frightened by the tropical storm, and to calm her, ten adults act out the story of Ti-Moune, telling the child what happened "Once on this Island ."   The whole buoyant musical is framed as an Read More →

“vampire Lesbians Of Sodom” At Sweetooth Comedy Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE:   AUGUST 12-13, 1992 One guy in drag has droopy boobs, a frumpy dress and roller skates.   Another is all in gold lamé, a little two-piece, mini-skirted number -- which he happens to own.   A young woman plays a man in sweatpants bulging at the thigh with penis envy. Welcome to the world of "Vampire Lesbians Read More →