The Making of a Great Moment ~ Each and Every Thing ~ Books on ‘Dunkirk’ ~ Summer at the Library | KALW

The Making of a Great Moment ~ Each and Every Thing ~ Books on ‘Dunkirk’ ~ Summer at the Library

Aug 2, 2017

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Z Space Playwright-in-Residence Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, about the rolling world premiere of ‘The Making of a Great Moment’, currently at Z Below through August 26.

This 90-minute comedy is directed by Sean Daniels, and written specifically for comedic actors Danny Scheie and Aysan Celik, who play Terry Dean and Mona Barnes, two Canadian actors on an extensive tour of their play, ‘Great Moments in Human Achievement,’ across the United States ... by bicycle. As they pedal themselves (and all of their gear) across the nation, they face an ever-growing series of challenges, ranging from breaking stage lights to blowing tires.

Also, a conversation with Bay Area actor and playwright Dan Hoyle, about his most recent solo piece of journalistic theater ‘Each and Every Thing’, which can be seen in a revised and updated version at The Marsh SF, through August 26.

Open Air’s regular contributor and critic-at-large, Peter Robinson, follows up on his review of ‘Dunkirk’ by discussing a number of books on the movie's subject: the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk in the early days of World War II. Plus, he gives an overview of activities at Bay Area libraries over the summer.

The books being discussed are: Walter Lord: ‘The Miracle of Dunkirk’; Joshua Levine: ‘Dunkirk’; and Hugh Sebag-Montefiore: ‘Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man’…

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, August 3 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…