Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 2005 Walk through the gilded portals and take a step back in time. The North Park Theatre has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. Built in 1928 in the “Moorish Deco” style popular at the time, the venerable structure served as a silent movie palace and vaudeville house. For awhile, it was rented by a church. But since 1975, it Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 2005
Power, wealth, greed, duplicity, manipulation. Sounds like a partisan account of the state of the Union. But, more political satire than screed, those are the themes of The Miser, written in 1668 by one of the theater’s greatest comic actor/dramatists, Molière.
While some companies present the play as a simplistic family farce, Dominique Serrand sees it differently. The Paris-born co-artistic director of Minneapolis’ Tony Award-winning Théâtre de la Jeune Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 2004 There was this young man from Yale, son of a wealthy political family. He was a goof-off, really, a party-hardy frat boy. He later moved to Texas and ultimately landed a high-profile job. But long ago, on an Ivy League ski weekend, a social/sexual hookup went awry, with sinister consequences. This is the Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 2003 What's the probability of all these elements coming together? The right people for the right play at the right time. Sam Woodhouse calls it "a confluence of opportunities." It all comes together as "Proof." As the opener of the 28th season of the San Diego Repertory Theatre, co-founder/artistic director Woodhouse has chosen David Auburn's award-winning Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 2002 It's one of the most famously vitriolic insults in literary history. Writer Mary McMarthy went on The Dick Cavett Show in 1980 and called fellow writer Lillian Hellman a fraud. "Every word she writes is a lie," she said, "including and and the." "I was completely mesmerized," confessed Nora Ephron. "You couldn't help but think it was Read More →
Published in Décor & Style Magazine Old friends and enemies take to the stage this month. Peter and Wendy return, along with all our Dr. Seuss friends. And two literary masters exchange barbs after death. Peter and Wendy is a magical, musical retelling of J.M. Barrie's 1911 novel about the characters in his 1904 hit play, Peter Pan. One critic described the award-winning Read More →