“the Bacchae” At 6th @ Penn Theatre / “it’s A Fabulous Life” At Diversionary Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:  December 01, 2006 It’s the holiday season and anything goes. So, you can swing wildly between the ridiculous and the sublime. On the outrageous end of the continuum, there’s Diversionary Theatre’s production of “It’s a Fabulous Life.” And on the more serious side, 6th @ Penn is offering a searing rendition of Euripides’ ”The Bacchae.” Euripides lived in the 5th 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 →

“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 →

“spunk” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: October 28, 1992 The San Diego Rep has Spunk.   And how. The pulsing, rhythmic, muscular adaptation of three Zora Neale Hurston stories has danced its way into the Lyceum Theatre.   It's a spare, eloquent, language-rich series of folk tales -- black in hue but universal in tone. Read More →

“noises Off” > At The North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   JUNE 23, 1993 You know what farce sounds like? Frequently, like this. (sound of slamming doors) On the small, shallow stage of the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, there are seven doors and a double window. That's enough for a zany cast of nine to slam themselves into Read More →

“the Sum Of Us” At The North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: February 9, 1994 > Question: Is it possible for a father to be too supportive of a son? This is an issue Jeff Mitchell grapples with every day.   His mother is dead.   He lives with his dad.   Jeff is 24, cute and gay, and his father is 300% accepting. When Jeff leaves Read More →