Word for Word performs ‘Favors’ by Alice Adams - Merola Virtual Recital - Peter Robinson | KALW

Word for Word performs ‘Favors’ by Alice Adams - Merola Virtual Recital - Peter Robinson

Nov 10, 2020

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, we raise the virtual curtain of our Corona Radio Theater for members of theater company Word for Word and their reading of Favors by Alice Adams; host David Latulippe talks to Merola artists Tamara Sanikidze and Ronny Michael Greenberg about upcoming ‘Virtual Recitals’ by the Merola Opera Program; and Open Air’s regular contributor and critic at large, Peter Robinson, reflects on this Month and this Season. 

American author Alice Adams (pictured) was born in 1926 in Virginia, and grew up in North Carolina, but spent most of her adult life in San Francisco, until her passing in 1999. Educated at Harvard, Adams was a prolific, celebrated short story writer and novelist who wrote deftly about smart and independent women. Favors, written in 1986, is an intergenerational story of resentment, kindness, and compassion.

Performing in Favors are Word for Word actors Rosie Hallett *; Josiah Polhemus*; Patricia Silver*; and James Wagner* **. Director is Amy Kossow. Permission to perform this story and archive the performance at this location is given by the author’s son, Peter Linenthal.  

This is Word for Word’s sixth appearance on Open Air's Corona Radio Theater stage. 

From the Merola Opera Program, we talk with pianists and Merola alumni Tamara Sanikidze (pic 2) and Ronny Michael Greenberg (pic 3) about their upcoming ‘Virtual Recitals’. 

Tamara Sanikidze performs on November 22 in the virtual recital An Afternoon of Piano with Tamara Sanikidze and Edoardo Barsotti. On the program music by Liszt, Ravel, Chopin and Brahms. 

Ronny Michael Greenberg performs on December 12 with a number of Merola vocalists in A Very Merola Holiday Recital. More info at https://merola.org/calendar.

Plus, Open Air’s regular contributor and critic at large, Peter Robinson, reflects on the Month of November, the Fall Season, and on the ode To Autumn, by English Romantic poet John Keats (1795 – 1821).

(*Member, Actors Equity Association - **Member, SAG/AFTRA)

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, November 12 at 1pm. Archived thereafter at this location. Listen now or anytime…