Don Reed’s ‘East 14th’ ~ ‘What You Will’ - A Shakespearean Travesty ~ More Merola ~ SF Mime Troupe

Jun 28, 2017

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actor and playwright Don Reed, about his autobiographical show ‘East 14th’, running through July 30 at The Marsh Berkeley, in which he discusses his upbringing in 1970s Oakland, resisting the evangelical recruiting by his Jehovah’s Witness stepfather and dealing with his real father, not knowing Dad was a pimp.

Playwright Max Gutmann stops by to share details about the world premiere ‘What You Will’, a “Shakespearean travesty” that he wrote by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare into a completely new plot. ‘What You Will’ is presented as the 15th season closer for Pear Theatre in Mountain View and runs through July 16.

From the Merola Opera Program, we meet with 2017 Merola artist and apprentice stage director Victoria Crutchfield, who discusses her background and involvement in the Program’s Summer Festival and previews some of the upcoming performances.

Plus, we have a conversation with Velina Brown and Rotimi Agbabiaka, members of the SF Mime Troupe, to discuss the Troupe’s 58th season and the new summer musical ‘Walls’, to be presented all over the Bay Area from July 1 through September 10.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Heard live on Thursday, June 29 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…