Published in KPBS On Air Magazine June 2005
When Craig Noel first laid eyes on the Old Globe Theatre, it was just a temporary structure, erected for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. He was a 20 year-old camera-rental clerk, and he’d sneak away from his job to catch the condensed Shakespeare mini-plays performed in the replica of Shakespeare’s Old Globe. Once he saw it, he never left.
Noel made his acting debut at the theater in Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine June 2005 Be Our Guest. It’s the signature song of the show – and the anniversary season. Moonlight Stage Productions is trumpeting 25 years of producing ‘musicals under the stars.’ And they’re opening this celebrational summer with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. It all started back in 1981, on a cement slab in a Vista park. As Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine June 2004 Shakespeare's back at the Globe. Well, in some ways he never left, of course. The Bard was the main attraction when the theater opened in Balboa Park as part of the 1935 California Exposition, and he's made annual return visits ever since. But it's been more than 20 years since Shakespeare's plays have been performed outdoors in repertory. Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine June 2004 His great grandma, age 90, gave him a leather-bound copy of Macbeth. He was 7 and he was hooked. Richard Baird, now 23, is founder and artistic director of Poor Players, a small local troupe dedicated to presenting relevant productions of the Bard's works. Baird studied theater at UCLA, UCSD, SDSU and the University of Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine June 2003 When La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Des McAnuff sets out to plan a season, he contacts theater artists and asks what projects arouse their passion. "Passion is crucial in tough times," McAnuff says. "It's easy to be timid. But it's important to keep a sense of danger in the work. If you're talking to artists Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine June 2002 A female Othello. A Jewish Christmas story. The Women's Repertory Theatre loves paradox and provocation. Founded late in 2001, the fledgling company is dedicated to providing stage roles for women, developing new works that feature female protagonists and exploring the classics from a non-gender bias. Their first offerings are true to their mission. Last winter, they produced "Carol," Read More →