“drums In The Night,” Sledgehammer Theatre At The Sixth Avenue Playhouse


June 16-July 7 KPBS AIRDATE:   June 26, 1991 Prepare for the assault. Sledgehammer Theatre is back -- with a vengeance. San Diego's only real fringe theatre, which has built its reputation on the bizarre, outrageous and the outré is back at the Sixth Avenue Playhouse.   And it's a double-barreled assault   -- Read More →

Three Sisters At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: May 24, 1991 Round about Friday every week, we all know how exactly how daily routine can shrink the spirit and drain the will. But this is a major premise in the work of Chekhov, and it's a particularly powerful statement in ""Three Sisters.'' You kind of have to know Chekhov to love him.   He's not easy Read More →

”the Snow Ball” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   MAY 16, 1991 For me, it could've been called "The Snowflake," because it was light and delicate, lacy and lovely, but it melted away into nothingness the minute you tried to touch it -- or let it touch you. "The Snow Ball" is a beautiful collaboration -- between the Old Globe Theatre and the Hartford Stage Company. Read More →

”remembrance” At The Cassius Carter


KPBS AIRDATE:   MAY 13, 1991 It's kind of like old wine in new bottles. Or, more aptly, old Irish Whiskey re-corked. "Remembrance" is basically a love story. But it's definitely a contemporary one. First, because it deals with a December-December romance; love blooms in two widowers in their sixties. And second, Read More →

”The Boys Next Door” At The Lamb’s Players Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   1991 For years now, we've seen the disorder-of-the-week on television and the disability-of-the-year on film. Right now, on San Diego stages, the affliction floodlights are trained on Helen Keller, in ""The Miracle Worker,'' at the San Diego Junior Theatre, and ""The Boys Next Door,'' a Lamb's Players production about four developmentally disabled adults. Creating those characters is not an easy task for a playwright. The piece could get preachy. Or maudlin.   Or excessively Read More →

“Spalding Gray” at UCSD


KPBS AIRDATE: April 4, 1991 >Ask Spalding Gray a question and you won't necessarily get a straight answer. He won't avoid; he'll digress. But that's what he does best: Take a circuitous route from Point A to Point B via a delicious series of personal anecdotal detours. >Gray is known as a monologist, a moniker he detests.   He calls himself an Actor/Writer/Performer. One of the pieces he's doing here, tomorrow night, is "Monster in a Box," Read More →