“the Taming Of The Shrew” At Octad-one Productions


KPBS AIRDATE: July 19, 1991 The title alone is enough to raise the hackles -- and temperatures -- of modern women.    But in many ways, "The Taming of the Shrew" is too farcical to be seen as seriously anti-feminist.   It's lusty, witty and well-crafted, and it's currently being done as a delightful romp by Octad-One Productions. Read More →

”the Trip To Bountiful” At The Lamb’s Players Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   July 3, 1991 Thomas Wolfe said you can't go home again. But Horton Foote says you can. In his warm-hearted 1953 play, "The Trip to Bountiful," widow Carrie Watts tries desperately to get back to her old Texas home town, Bountiful, the barren farmland that once lived up to its name. She's in the big city now, Read More →

”fortinbras” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE:   July 1, 1991 When was the last time you saw "Hamlet"? Whatever details you may or may not recall, surely you remember that laughter was not your primary response to the melancholy Dane. But guffaws greet the nattering Norwegian, "Fortinbras," the hero of Lee Blessing's new play, a comic sequel to "Hamlet" currently having its world premiere at the Read More →

“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 →