”forever Plaid” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: 8/29/91 We've all known a few good-hearted geeks. Guys who tried too hard to be cool, and wound up less than tepid.   Guys who got nosebleeds when they were nervous. Or, even worse, heartburn. Maybe they wore bowties. Plaid ones, no less.   Well, that's just the kind of Read More →

“equus” At Sweetooth Comedy Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: May 6, 1992 What, exactly, is Normal ?   And who are any of us to say?   If a psychiatrist "cures" a disturbed adolescent by robbing him of his passion, his faith and his mythos, will he then be Normal ?   And what will his life be like -- Read More →

“sholem Aleichem” At The Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company


KPBS AIRDATE: December 16, 1992 Sholem Aleichem means "Peace be with You." But it also means Solomon Rabinowitz. Sholem Aleichem was the pen name for one of the most literate, humorous and revered of Jewish poets and writers. Born in 1859 near Kiev in Russia , he died Read More →

“luck, Pluck And Virtue” At The La Jolla Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: August 18, 1993 What ever happened to the American Dream?   These days, it's a full-blown nightmare.   It now seems like the only way to turn rags to riches is to win the lottery. It's hardly a matter of perseverance and perspicacity.   Hard work often leads to hard times.   The apple pie of post-Civil Read More →

“dirt” At The Old Globe Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: April 6, 1994 > "Dirt" can just slip through your fingers.   You'd think that playwright Bruce Gooch was on terra firma, with a rock-solid story about the connection between a father, a son and the land.   That's a firm foundation for high expectations, but all we get is a sand castle, a gritty little fantasy that washes away before our Read More →

Plays By Young Writers ’94 At The Old Globe Theatre & “turbo Tanzi” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE:   November 16, 1994 One of the major journeys of a lifetime is a search for identity, Usually, the quest begins in adolescence. Nowhere is this more clear than in the Program X offerings of Plays by Young Writers '94.   Two eighteen year-old winners of the tenth annual statewide competition grapple with their place in society. Read More →