Reviews

“equus” At Sweetooth Comedy Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: May 6, 1992 What, exactly, is Normal ?   And who are any of us to say?   If a psychiatrist "cures" a disturbed adolescent by robbing him of his passion, his faith and his mythos, will he then be Normal ?   And what will his life be like -- Read More →

>“a Life In The Theatre” At Gaslamp Quarter Theatre & “sexual Perversity In Chicago ” At The Fritz Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: April 29, 1992 David Mamet can't write women.   In his pointed, satirical plays, he often -- wisely -- leaves them out. Or he gives them insubstantial characters, enigmatic and unfulfilled. Seeing a double-bill of Mamet one weekend night, at two different theaters, I was struck most by his misogyny.   I'd Read More →

“faith, Hope And Charity: A Little Dance Of Death In Five Acts” By B-attitudes At The Sixth Avenue Playhouse

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KPBS AIRDATE: April 23, 1992 There's irony in the air.   Consider the life and the work of Austrian playwright Odön von Horváth. An important and popular dramatist in the Weimar era, his plays were banned by the Nazis and were virtually buried for forty years. This B-Attitudes production marks the American professional Read More →

Rio Can Be Murder” At The Mystery Cafe

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KPBS AIRDATE: April 8, 1992 I've always felt that dinner theater can be murder. But that was the old days, when you got a chicken leg and mashed potatoes to go with a soggy serving of Neil Simon. This is the nineties.   Dinner theater is served up with murder and Read More →

“bargains” At The Old Globe Playhouse

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KPBS AIRDATE: April 1, 1992 Jack Heifner's new play is no bargain.   For a lot less money, you can stay home and watch TV. "Bargains" is straight sit-com, pure and simple. The only thing missing was the commercials. And I only wished I had a remote control channel-changer.   At home, I wouldn't Read More →

Dolores Street ” At Diversionary Theatre

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KPBS AIRDATE: March 18, 1992 You don't have to be a lesbian to live on San Francisco 's Dolores Street , but it probably helps. And you don't have to be gay or lesbian to laugh at the play of the same name, but that probably helps, too. However, if you've had Read More →