Posts tagged "1998"

Theatre Preview: Robert Smyth And “an American Christmas” At Lamb’s Players Theatre

Theatre Preview:  Robert Smyth And “an American Christmas” At Lamb’s Players Theatre

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine December 1998 Okay, here’s a surprising holiday tidbit:   It isn’t “Deck the Halls,” it’s “Deck the HALL,” as in dining hall. And that’s perfectly apt for “An American Christmas”, which is produced by Lamb’s Players Theatre in the turreted Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Del Coronado.   Robert Smyth, Lamb’s artistic director, corrected the oh-so-common Read More →

Theatre Preview:   “how The Grinch Stole Christmas” At Old Globe Theatre

Theatre Preview:     “how The Grinch Stole Christmas” At Old Globe Theatre

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine December 1998 Un-can the Who-hash!   Prepare for a feast. Whip up the Who-pudding! Bring on the roast beast! The wonderful, awful, miraculous reason? The Globe is geared up to steal Christmas this season! You’ve certainly perused the book, and undoubtedly viewed the cartoon. Read More →

Theatre Preview: “the Kentucky Cycle” At Sdsu Theatre

Theatre Preview:  “the Kentucky Cycle” At Sdsu Theatre

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine November 1998 It won the Pulitzer Prize, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and was nominated for five Tony Awards.   So how come no one came to see it on Broadway? “The Kentucky Cycle”, a mammoth, two-part, six-hour epic, was the first play in history to win a Pulitzer without having been Read More →

Theatre Preview: Katherine Faulconer And “driving Miss Daisy” At Corth Coast Repertory Theatre

Theatre Preview:  Katherine Faulconer And “driving Miss Daisy” At Corth Coast Repertory Theatre

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine November 1998 Even when she was very young, Katherine Faulconer always played mothers and grandmothers. “My pitch was always low,” she says, “and my voice could be heard 50 miles away.” At 82, Faulconer’s grown into those grandma roles. With indomitable spirit and still-booming voice, she’s about to star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Read More →

Theatre Preview: Joe Masteroff And “paramour” At Old Globe Theatre

Theatre Preview:  Joe Masteroff And “paramour” At Old Globe Theatre

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 1998 Mounting a brand new, world premiere musical ain’t what it used to be. And Joe Masteroff oughta know. Masteroff is the acclaimed librettist of “She Loves Me” (1963) and “Cabaret” (1966), among many others. “The world of musicals has really changed,” he said recently from his home in Greenwich Village.   Read More →

Theatre Preview: Jessica Hagedorn And “dogeaters” At La Jolla Playhouse

Theatre Preview:  Jessica Hagedorn And “dogeaters” At La Jolla Playhouse

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine September 1998 “Brutal title, brutal piece.”   The author is talking about her own work. Jessica Hagedorn -- poet, novelist, screenwriter, multimedia theater artist and playwright -- is always painfully honest, in her conversations and in her writing.   Her first novel, in an adaptation commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, is about to take to Read More →