Reviews

“NOW OR LATER” at Diversionary Theatre

“NOW OR LATER” at Diversionary Theatre

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RUN DATES: 2/11/16 - 3/13/16 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre If you’re feeling a lack of political debate, discussion and ideology in your life, you’ll want to rush to see “Now or Later” at Diversionary Theatre Christopher Shinn’s drama is set on the eve of a Presidential election. Written in 2007, it premiered (and is set) in 2008. But in 2015, the playwright went back and tweaked the piece, updating some of the info on gay marriage. All the other issues Read More →

“HEATHERS THE MUSICAL” at OB Playhouse

“HEATHERS THE MUSICAL” at OB Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 11/15/19 RUN DATES: 10/18/19 - 11/17/19 VENUE: OB Playhouse Mean Girls meet The Wild One— with a high school grudge and a gun. And a bomb. Cue the choreography. “Heathers the Musical” took a dark, off-the-wall 1988 cult film and made it even darker --- and funnier.  Only “Carrie the Musical” has more vengeful high school deaths. But there are more laughs here amid the blood and mayhem, thanks to the quirkiness of the misfits and Read More →

Leigh Scarritt

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Published in KPBS On Air Magazine December 1999 You could call it luck, pluck and virtue.   Along with her prodigious talent and moxie, singer/actor/dancer/director/choreographer/composer/playwright Leigh Scarritt has often been in the right place at the right time.   And she puts a lot of stock in her faith.   Scarritt was born in New London, Connecticut; as Read More →

“DISGRACED” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

“DISGRACED” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/28/16 RUN DATES:  10/20/16 - 11/13/16 VENUE:  San Diego Repertory Theatre If you relish theater that delivers a gut-punch, brace yourself for “Disgraced.” Not once, or even twice, does the audience audibly gasp. There are a number of shocking moments you won’t soon forget. You’ll also very likely leave the theater profoundly disturbed and unnerved. This two-couple dinner-party setup makes “God of Carnage” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” look like child’s play. The stakes are Read More →

“PRECIOUS LITTLE” – InnerMission Productions

“PRECIOUS LITTLE” – InnerMission Productions

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PAT LAUNER  posted on TimesofSanDiego.com   RUN DATES: 11/6/15-11/21/15 VENUE: InnerMission Productions Brodie is a lover of language – but she’s not such a great communicator. She’s a professional, professorial linguist, who’s having a clandestine affair with one of her (much younger) female grad students. Now, at age 42, with the help of an anonymous donor, she’s 12 weeks pregnant and about to undergo amniocentesis. For a self-professed straight-talking scientist, she has trouble interacting with almost everyone: her genetic counselors, her Read More →

“1940s RADIO HOUR” – New Village Arts

“1940s RADIO HOUR” – New Village Arts

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PAT LAUNER - CENTER STAGE ON KSDS-FM   RUN DATES: 12/5/15-12/31/15 VENUE: New Village Arts On a snowy December night in New York, 1942, The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade is about to go on the air. One singer hasn’t turned up, but the show must go on. That’s the flimsy premise of “The 1940s Radio Hour,” written by Walt Jones, former head of the UCSD Theatre Department, who directed the Broadway production in 1979. But there’s just not much there Read More →