Reviews

“CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND” at La Jolla Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 11/22/19 RUN DATES: 11/12/19 - 12/15/19 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse In her marvelous, award-winning creation, “Cambodian Rock Band,’ currently one of the most produced plays in the country, acclaimed playwright Lauren Yee, an alumna of UC San Diego’s MFA Program in Playwriting, has worked something of a miracle. In telling a poignant father-daughter story, she has interwoven humor, history and the tragedy of 1970s Cambodia during the genocidal reign of the Khmer Rouge. During that Read More →

“MIXTAPE” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“MIXTAPE” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 7/26/19 RUN DATES: 6/21/19 - 8/11/19 VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre How would you like to travel back in time and revisit the music of your youth? That’s what happens to a group of Gen-Xers in “Mixtape” at Lamb’s Players Theatre. By means of some weird time-warp, they take a musical journey back to the ‘80s, starting with their early TV memories, from “Sesame Street” to “G.I. Joe,” moving on to “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Cheers” and “Hill Read More →

“DANCE NATION” at Moxie Theatre

“DANCE NATION” at Moxie Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 9/6/19 RUN DATES: 10/14/19 - 11/14/19 VENUE: Moxie Theatre If you’ve ever wondered what pre-pubescent girls say to themselves and each other, Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation” has an off-the-wall way of showing you. The competitive dance team from Liverpool, Ohio isn’t obsessed with boys. They’re preoccupied with their changing bodies, and their position in the pack. They’re fixated on ambition, competition, masturbation, menstruation, how they’ll lose their virginity and what they’ll do with their lives. There’s Read More →

“THE COAST STARLIGHT” at La Jolla Playhouse

“THE COAST STARLIGHT” at La Jolla Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 8/30/19 RUN DATES: 8/20/19 - 9/15/19 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse Haven’t you ever looked at people on the street, or in a plane, and wondered about their backstories – who they are and where they’re headed? The Coast Starlight, a train that makes a thousand-mile journey from L.A. to Seattle, offers plenty of time for speculation. Brooklyn-based playwright Keith Bunin rode the train when he spent some time in the Golden State. In a commission for Read More →

“A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO” at New Village Arts

“A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO” at New Village Arts

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 8/16/19 RUN DATES: 8/10/19 - 8/25/19 VENUE: New Village Arts He was a genius, a Communist, a clown. A painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, playwright, poet – and one of the most prolific and influential artists of the 20th century. And you get to spend some time with him. “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” is a wonderful one-man show created and performed by Herbert Siguenza, first produced at the San Diego Repertory Theatre in 2013, Read More →

“AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

“AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/11/19 RUN DATES: 11/8/19 - 12/8/19 VENUE: Scripps Ranch Theatre Grief and loss. How to handle a surviving parent and a floundering sibling. When is it time to stop caregiving and start on a life of your own? These are timeless questions, but they take on added relevance in the Irish countryside in the mid’1950s in Ann Noble’s 1995 play, “And Neither Have I Wings to Fly,” a drama with delightful Irish elements: angst, storytelling Read More →