In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play ~ Constellations ~ Farallon Quintet ~ Bay Area Bookstores

Aug 30, 2017

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Caroline Clark, who is director of Sarah Ruhl's funny and insightful comedy ‘In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play’, which opens the 16th season at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View on September 8 (through October 1).

Set at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on historical facts, this provocative play is set in the home and office of a physician who treats female (and male) patients with an electric vibrator in one room, while his wife deals with the struggles of every day life in the other.

From TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, we meet with actors Carie Kawa and Robert Gilbert, who star in the regional premiere of ‘Constellations’, directed by Robert Kelley. They play the theoretical physicist Marianne and the charming beekeeper Roland, who meet and fall in love in the multiverse. Through Sept. 17. 

Also stopping by in the studio is Matthew Oshida of the Farallon Quintet, which performs on September 15 at the Presidio Officers' Club (50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco). The quintet performs Chad Cannon’s composition ‘Citizen 13660’, based on a firsthand account of the internment experience during WWII by Ms. Miné Okubo, a U.S.-born American of Japanese ancestry. The concert relates to the ongoing exhibition ‘Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration’ (through March 2018).

Plus, regular contributor and roving critic-at-large Peter Robinson gives an overview of activities at Bay Area’s Bookstores in the week that Amazon opened its first brick & mortar bookstore in San Jose; and he has some words to say about Poetry.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, August 31, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…