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“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” at New Village Arts

“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” at New Village Arts

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/26/19 RUN DATES: 4/10/19 - 5/5/19 VENUE: New Village Arts The premise demands a bit of the frenetic. “The Servant of Two Masters” says it all. One man, trying to minister to the needs of two patrons, both staying in the same inn, traveling with identical suitcases, awaiting an important letter that will seal their nuptial machinations. And you can imagine the rest: a bucketload of puns, pratfalls, slapstick, audience interaction, women playing men, men Read More →

“GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER” at Casual Company

“GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER” at Casual Company

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/22/19 RUN DATES: 4/5/19 - 4/28/19 VENUE: Casual Company Sam Shepard, King of the Wild Frontier. The late, much-admired actor/writer/director spent his playwriting life debunking the myths of the Old West – and creating a mythos of his own. “Geography of a Horse Dreamer,” a brief early play, was written during the years Shepard spent in London (1971-1974), when he was dreaming of his own “lost” geography, the Good Old U.S. of A. --  warts and Read More →

“POOR YELLA REDNECKS” at South Coast Rep

“POOR YELLA REDNECKS” at South Coast Rep

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/9/19 RUN DATES: 3/30/19 - 4/24/19 VENUE: South Coast Rep Vietnam was a sore spot in American history. “Vietgone” was a bright spot in theater creativity. Now, along comes its sequel, “Poor Yella Rednecks,” having its world premiere at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. Once again, the playwright (actually Qui Nguyen, but onstage, an actorly stand-in for him) introduces the piece and promises that these characters are all completely fictional. But then he goes on Read More →

“LIFE AFTER” at The Old Globe

“LIFE AFTER” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/5/19 RUN DATES: 3/22/19 - 4/28/19 VENUE: The Old Globe Loss, grief and guilt. Alice Carter just lost her famous father, Frank, a nationally –known motivational speaker who died in a car crash shortly after they had an argument on her 16th birthday. She thinks it’s all her fault, but there are aspects of that snowy Canadian night that just don’t hang together. All she wants to find is the truth. “Life After,” a 2017 chamber musical Read More →

“ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART 2: PERESTROIKA at Cygnet Theatre

“ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART 2: PERESTROIKA at Cygnet Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/26/19 RUN DATES: 3/22/19 - 4/20/19 VENUE: Cygnet Theatre True confession:  I’ve always thought that “Millennium Approaches,” Part 1 of Tony Kushner’s magnum opus, “Angels in America,” was a bona fide work of genius. But Part 2, “Perestroika,” always seemed a lesser effort, more overstuffed with ideas and philosophical disquisitions, more rambling and loquacious. But at Cygnet Theatre, under the masterful and imaginative direction of Sean Murray, with all its depth, expanse and complexity, Part Read More →

“ANGELS IN AMERICA PART I MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at Cygnet Theatre

“ANGELS IN AMERICA PART I MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at Cygnet Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/11/19 RUN DATES: 3/7/9 - 4/20/19 VENUE: Cygnet Theatre If you’ve never seen it, you must. And if you’ve experienced it before, this is the perfect time to re-up, since it’s more pointed and relevant than ever. This is the 25th anniversary of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” The most lauded, brilliant play of the late 20th century (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards and dozens more), is political, spiritual, philosophical, historical and hysterical  -- that is Read More →