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Shayna Yasuhara

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine covering the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Los Angeles based artist Edgar Arcenaux, about his project Until, Until, Until…, a multi-media video installation and a live action play - written, staged, and directed by Arceneaux - that revisits a controversial 1981 performance by American actor, dancer, and singer Ben Vereen (played by Frank Lawson), which was televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration.

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors John Fisher and Morgan Lange about the premiere at Theatre Rhinoceros of ‘The Normal Heart’, a play by Larry Kramer. Set in the early eighties, the play deals with the rise of the HIV–AIDS crisis in New York City, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks (played by John Fisher, who also directs), the gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. ‘The Normal Heart’ runs through November 25 at The Gateway Theatre (Formerly The Eureka Theatre); 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.) in San Francisco.

Sights & Sounds: John Fisher

Jun 15, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. John Fisher, Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros told KALW’s Jen Chien about three awesome events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Kim Epifano, artistic director of Epiphany Productions, about the new site specific performance ‘The Last Blue Couch in the Sky’, which opens on June 2. The event includes a walking tour through the volatile San Francisco South of Market district, where displacement and gentrification have been a long-term challenge to the local communities, and ends with a performance inside at YBCA's Forum.

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actress and singer Laura Michelle Kelly who plays the role of Anna Leonowens in the SHN production of ‘The King and I’, currently at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. 

Shakespeare + Shocktoberfest ~ Gore & War

Nov 5, 2015

Halloween not enough? The gory, century-old Grand Guignol theatre style is recreated in Thrillpeddlers' Shocktoberfest 16: Curse of the Cobra, playing through Nov. 21 at the Hypnodrome in San Francisco.  And Theatre Rhinoceros, the nation's longest-running LGBT theater company, presents Shakespeare Goes to War at The Thick House.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to  actors John Fisher and Donald Currie about their respective roles as Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden in “The Habit of Art” at Theatre Rhinoceros;  Kevin Burke shares his directorial debut experience with “Hamlet” currently at the Alcove Theater in San Francisco. He’ll be joined by Tim Gahan, the actor playing Prince Hamlet, and Rob Zimmerman, director of the Beverly Hills Playhouse, San Francisco.  Hope Mohr, one of the Bay Area's best contemporary dance makers, talks about her home season at ODC, and San Francisco Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman offers his music picks for the month of April.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on April 3, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...