“seussical” At Moonlight Stage Productions / “collected Stories” At North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:  July 07, 2006 Moral guidance for kids and a moral dilemma for adults. The theater gives you plenty of thinks to think about – whether it’s the ethical quandary of “Collected Stories” or the life lessons of Dr. Seuss. The late La Jolla resident Theodor Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, was famous for his whimsical drawings and clever rhymes. But as the Read More →

“glengarry Glen Ross” At 6th @ Penn Theatre / “who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” At The Ahmanson Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:  March 02, 2007 Venality and obscenity. Two modern American classics go for the jugular with gleeful bloodlust. They may be foul-mouthed, rife with cruelty and coarseness, but these Pulitzer Prize winners are breathtaking as they bare the ugly underbelly of industry and matrimony, impishly undermining the American Dream. Take George and Martha, one of the most ferocious couples ever to Read More →

“the Lady Cries Murder” At The Ruse (marquis Public Theatre)


KPBS AIRDATE:   ??? Welcome to Simile Land.   That's the place where writer Raymond Chandler sort of lived, when he wasn't in La Jolla, where he spent his last 13 years.   His purple prose and hard-boiled plots have enchanted certain readers and moviegoers for years.   Why, friends of the La Jolla Library just finished their third International Imitation Raymond Chandler Read More →

“a… My Name Is Still Alice ” At The Old Globe Theatre & “the Women” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: June 3, 1992 Maybe you remember it -- a talk-show spoof on Saturday Night Live. It was called "The Problems of Women," or "Women's Problems" or something like that. And it was an all male show. There were absolutely no women involved. They just talked pseudo-knowledgeably about, well, as they said, the Read More →

“latins Anonymous: La La La Awards” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: January 27, 1993 "The La La La Awards" is an acronymic abbreviation for Latins Anonymous Lifetime Achievement Awards. So the last LA doesn't really stand for anything; somebody must've gotten the L out of there before it all began. Latins Anonymous is a funny, facile comedy group.   This is their second show Read More →

“jesus Christ Superstar” At The Moonlight Amphitheatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   September 15, 1993     Okay, we all know we're not in the seventies any more. But you have to bring back some of the old hopped-up, hippie feeling to make "Jesus Christ Superstar" work.   You can't just focus on the story, the last seven days in the life of Christ. The piece Read More →