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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe talks with director Bill English and the cast from the play ART, at SF Playhouse; Peter Robinson reflects on social isolating in the age of Covid-19; and we raise the virtual curtain of Open Air’s Corona Radio Theater for the Grand Finale of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s summer podcast series Tales of the Resistance, Part One. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe welcomes back for their third appearance on the virtual stage of our Corona Radio Theater, actors Susi Damilano and Bill English from SF Playhouse with their performance of Wildwood Park by Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright Doug Wright (1962). 

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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, with host David Latulippe, we welcome back onto the virtual stage of the Corona Radio Theater, actors Susi Damilano and Bill English of San Francisco Playhouse (pictured during their first CRT performance on May 7) and their world premiere performance of the short play Panopticon by California playwright Aaron Loeb

This week on Open Air, KALW’s live radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, the virtual stage of Open Air’s Corona Radio Theater features San Francisco Playhouse, and their production of one of the most celebrated plays in the history of American radio, Lucille Fletcher’s Noir thriller Sorry Wrong Number

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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.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with pianist and actor Hershey Felder who is back in the Bay Area, this time with his one-man show portraying Irving Berlin at Theatreworks Silicon Valley.  Director Bill English stops by to discuss the SF Playhouse production of Jennifer Haley’s ‘The Nether’, which explores the moral and psychological implications of human relationships in an increasingly technological age. Oscar-nominated and Emmy-Award-winning composer Vân-Ánh Võ talks about the premiere of ‘The Odyssey – from Vietnam to America’, a new musical epic about the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People escaping war, the resilience of the human spirit and the price of freedom.  And director D’Arcy Drollinger shares details about the return of campy reverse-drag version of ‘Star Trek Live!’ at The Oasis.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on January 14, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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This week on Open Air, actor and trumpet player Philip Watt discusses “Chetty’s Lullaby” at Stagewerx, about the tragic downfall of legendary  jazz musician Chet Baker; San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson shares details about her new stage play "Silent Sky", which is currently in production at TheatreWorks and tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century female scientist who made startling discoveries in the 'man’s world' of astronomy;  and director Bill English talks about the first West Coast production of “Jerusalem” at San Francisco Playhouse, Jez Butterworth’s epic Tony and Olivier award-winning play. Regular contributor Peter Robinson talks about the San Francisco Public Library and gives some of his picks for the Mostly British Film FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 16, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

On this week's Open Air, host David Latulippe talked with tenor Saimir Pirgu, who is singing in the SF Opera production of Bellini’s “The Capulets and Montagues”, and with Bill English, director of SF Playhouse, to discuss their new season and season-opener:  the rock musical, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," now playing.  Plus Peter Robinson stops by with an update of recent cultural events.  Listen anytime here (originally broadcast 10/11/12).