“bargains” At The Old Globe Playhouse


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


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 →

“shirley Valentine” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 18, 1992 In this 1989 one-woman play, Shirley sends herself a valentine. She emerges from the stupor she's been in throughout her subservient, lower middle class Liverpool marriage. And she busts out:   she flies off to Greece and has a ball -- and a fling. Read More →

“chekov In Yalta” At North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 11, 1992 There's this doctor, see?   And he writes plays.   Comedies, he says.   But the guy who keeps directing them thinks they're tragedies. He's given to melodrama, histrionics and excessive sound effects. It's enough to drive a playwright to .... Yalta . Read More →

“ruby’s Bucket Of Blood” At San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 4, 1992 The world is not a very promising place for women, in the eyes of Cajun playwright Julie Hebert.    They're either reined in by a man, by society, by their color or by some powerful self-imposed constraints. They've got, metaphorically speaking, a bucketful of problems.   Hebert's Read More →

“joe Turner’s Come And Gone” At Octad-one Productions


KPBS AIRDATE: February 26, 1992 I've always thought that "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" was August Wilson's most powerful play.   And although playwrights, like parents, rarely like to compare their creations, I recently read that Wilson admitted it was his favorite, too. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Wilson is chronicling the Read More →