“curtain Calls” The Chosen People…


By Pat Launer 09/08/04 Whatta week of theater, Dios Mio! I saw Intimate Apparel on Antony and Cleo When, As You Like It, they took their pleasure, (Mixed with pain, Measure for Measure). They were the stars, the gifted, The Chosen… Now -- like Read More →

“curtain Calls” Vaness/vanessa


By Pat Launer 04/28/05 ‘ San Francisco ,’ ‘Words’ and ‘ Rome ’ Brought UCSD’s Play Fest home. And making the weekend even more dramatic: ‘Vanessa’s’ emotions, most operatic! “Vanessa” has Read More →

“curtain Calls” Chicago, Chicago, A Helluva Town (for Scrooge)


By Pat Launer 12/16/05 Local theater’s a constant source of surprise: From Disney to Dickens to Cecilia’s demise. THE SHOW: Read More →

“curtain Calls” Speak The Speech


By Pat Launer 08/18/06 Bacharach was here, to hear his songs, And The Wizard sang Oz singalongs. While Hamlet indecisively gnashed his molars And two wackos made us all wear bowlers. THE Read More →

“curtain Calls” #189


By Pat Launer   04/20/07 Enchanted April means Italian heaven, Dancers are On the Spot with Seven, As we sing Wozzeck’s elegy New Plays spring forth at UCSD. WHISPERS AND Read More →

“curtain Calls” #222


By Pat Launer 12/14/07 It’s a Wonderful Life , of the holiday kind When you say, ‘I’ve got Christmas on My Mind.’ Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow Read More →