Published in KPBS On Air Magazine April 2005
It’s all about transformation. Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” an epic, 15-book poem written in Latin around 8 A.D., concerns change and alteration in mythical gods and mortals. In order to recreate the internationally acclaimed theatrical adaptation conceived by the acclaimed Chicago writer/director, Mary Zimmerman, the Lamb’s Players Theatre had to transform its Coronado space into a swimming pool, hothouse, laundry room and giant dryer.
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Published in KPBS On Air Magazine April 2004 A time-traveling Mayan warrior. An ancient ballgame played out as a hologram. Luis Valdez is at it again. The legendary playwright/director, known as the Father of Chicano Theatre, once again melds past, present and future as he continues exploring the indigenous mythology of the Americas. In his latest world premiere, Earthquake Sun, he Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine April 2003 "We don't have a 'house style,'" says playwright Mat Smart of the UCSD Master of Fine Arts program in playwriting. "But we do have a house sense of humor." A finely tuned sense of irony seems to run through all the plays in the 4th annual New Play Festival at UCSD (April 15-26). "Humorless plays are pointless," Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine April 2002 1941. Copenhagen. German physicist Werner Heisenberg makes a clandestine visit to his former mentor, Danish physicist Niels Bohr. What was the nature of that fateful visit? And why does it still fascinate and intrigue us? It's all about the bomb. Although the two brilliant, Nobel Prize-winning scientists were colleagues and friends, they found themselves on opposite Read More →
Published in Décor & Style Magazine TV goes to the theater -- and gets interactive. Lamb's Players Theatre is presenting "The Survivor," inspired by the wildly popular show of similar name. Conceived by Lambs' artistic director Robert Smyth, and created by ensemble effort, this is actually a play (not a nasty game-show), with a central character and a plot that examines (and gently skewers) our obsession with celebrity culture. Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine April 2001 In Hebrew, it means 'traditional lore.' Kabbalah is Jewish mysticism. In the mystical interpretation of the Scriptures, every word, letter, number and even accent contains mysteries. According to tradition, you have to be 40 years old before you can begin to study Kabbalah, and you need to have mastered the Torah (the Written Law, or Five Read More →