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The Kinsey Sicks @ 25 ~ Hope Mohr Dance ~ You Mean To Do Me Harm ~ Jagde & Giannattasio in ‘Tosca’

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with the members of America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, about their 25th anniversary celebration in San Francisco with three performances of their critically-acclaimed show, Things You Shouldn’t Say.

Things You Shouldn’t Say runs for three performances only at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre in San Francisco (609 Sutter St) on Friday, October 5 (8pm) and October 6 (3pm & 8pm). 

Choreographer Hope Mohr stops by to discuss the world premiere of extreme lyric I by her company Hope Mohr Danceextreme lyric I is an intimate dance performance presented in the round to small audiences, in which she connects dance to questions about gender identity and narrative. Poet, playwright, and scholar Maxe Crandall joins the conversation. Co-presented by ODC Theaterextreme lyric I runs October 4 - 6 with shows nightly at 7 pm and an additional show at 9 pm on Friday October 5. 

From San Francisco Playhouse, we talk to artistic director Bill English about the world premiere of You Mean To Do Me Harm by San Francisco playwright Christopher Chen, originally commissioned by SF Playhouse and premiered last season in the Sandbox Series. 

You Mean To Do Me Harm is a psychological exploration of Chinese and American foreign relations, how our cultural traits affect our lives in ways we don’t anticipate, and of the tenuous nature of personal relations dearest to us. Bill English himself directs. You Mean To Do Me Harm runs through November 3. 

Plus, we talk to the lead singers of the San Francisco Opera production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, American tenor Brian Jagde, who sings the part of Cavaradossi; and Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio, making both her San Francisco Opera and title role debuts. Tosca opens on October 3 and runs through October 30. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, October 4, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…