‘Needles and Opium’ @ ACT ~ SF Film Festival ~ Made for SF Ballet ~ Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

Apr 4, 2017

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Olivier Normand and Wellesley Robertson III, who play Jean Cocteau and Miles Davis in Robert Lepage’s internationally acclaimed play, ‘Needles and Opium’, on stage at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) through April 23, 2017.

From SF Film, we talk with senior programmer Rod Armstrong and with Bay Area-based filmmaker Travis Mathews, whose movie ‘Discreet’ is part of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which starts this weekend and runs through April 19.

Also stopping by is Ballet Orchestra conductor Martin West, who shares details about the SF Ballet Program 7 ‘Made for SF Ballet’ (April 5 - 18), which features choreographies by Helgi Tomasson, Myles Thatcher and Christopher Wheeldon set to music by Peter Tchaikovsky, Michael Nyman, Ezio Bosso and Antonio Vivaldi.

Plus, we have a conversation with Canadian pianist, actor, playwright, composer, producer, and director Hershey Felder, about ‘Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin’, in which he resumes his role as, arguably, America’s favorite composer and lyricist, at Berkeley Rep through April 30.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, April 6 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…