“slut” And Challenge Theatre: “war & Quiet Flowers” At 6th @ Penn Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:  January 12, 2007 Theater’s supposed to be provocative, right? So what better way to kick off the year than with a few plays about sex and politics? Or sex and war, to be precise. 6th @ Penn Theatre is filling its schedule with beguiling titles and bewitching fare. On weekends, it’s “Slut,” a solo show about a woman who really likes Read More →

”the Heliotrope Bouquet By Scott Joplin And Louis Chauvin” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE:   AUGUST 19,1991 It's almost as if we're watching "The Heliotrope Bouquet by Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin" through an opium haze. But ragtime wizard Joplin wasn't as much into mind-bending drugs as his contemporary Chauvin. At the time we meet him, however, in 1917, Joplin is sliding downward from syphilis, and his mind is fuzzy with fever, as he flashes Read More →

“faith, Hope And Charity: A Little Dance Of Death In Five Acts” By B-attitudes At The Sixth Avenue Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: April 23, 1992 There's irony in the air.   Consider the life and the work of Austrian playwright Odön von Horváth. An important and popular dramatist in the Weimar era, his plays were banned by the Nazis and were virtually buried for forty years. This B-Attitudes production marks the American professional Read More →

“greetings” At The North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: December 2, 1992 Season's "Greetings"!   The holiday theater season has officially begun. It's been launched with a laugh at North Coast Repertory Theatre, with "Greetings!" by Tom Dudzick, a new playwright with a great sense of humor. His plot-line is silly and predictable and his play is old-fashioned, Read More →

“1776” At The Moonlight Amphitheatre & “2 X 5” At The Theatre In Old Town


KPBS AIRDATE:   August 4, 1993 It isn't quite the way Miss Bresbacker taught it to you in junior high school.   She never told you that Ben Franklin was a dirty old man. Or that John Adams was an arrogant S.O.B.   Or that young newlywed Tom Jefferson could barely stay out of bed long enough to write the Read More →

“the Baltimore Waltz” At The Fritz Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: March 23, 1994 > It's as bad as you always thought. Your worst fears realized. You can get unspeakable diseases from sitting on public toilet seats.   Especially those in public schools.   In this way, Anna, a first grade teacher, has contracted the dread, incurable ATS, Acquired Toilet Syndrome.   In a desperate, last-ditch effort, she Read More →