Bay Area Theater
A podcast of theater reviews by Richard Wolinsky that air on KPFA’s Up Front, Arts-Waves and Talkies programs, plus additional unaired reviews by Richard Wolinsky and C.S. Soong. Also: interviews with Bay Area artistic directors, as well as performers, playwrights, directors and others in the local theatrical industry. Review air dates can be found: http://bookwaves.homestead.com/Theatre_Reviews.html
Mona Golabek is bringing her one-woman show, The Pianist of Willisden Lane, which was adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, to Theaterworks in Mountain View, from January 15th through February 16, 2020. This interview conducted by Richard Wolinsky was recorded in 2013 when The Pianist of Wilisden Lane was produced by Berkeley Rep.
KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky reviews “Becky Nurse of Salem” at Berkeley Rep‘s Peets Theatre through January 26, 2020. Text of review (audio is slightly different and has actuality from Sarah Ruhl) The notion of witch hunt as metaphor comes from Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible,” which translated what happened in Salem in 1693 to … Continued
A conversation with John Skelley (Harry Potter), Yanna McIntosh (Hermoine) and David Abeles (Ron), from the production of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a sequel to the Harry Potter books and films, playing in two parts at the Curran in San Francisco, hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky reviews a new musical adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice” at TheatreWorks Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto through January 4, 2020. TheatreWorks website Text of review (audio is slightly different). Jane Austen only wrote six complete books, yet over two centuries since her death, she has become one of the … Continued
Jason Graae, the star of “Scrooge in Love,” a 42nd Street Moon production at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco, is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. Jason Graae has appeared on Broadway several times, is a noted cabaret performer, and recently played the Wizard in the national tour of “Wicked.”