Cutting Ball Theater

Lance Huntley

This week, director L. Peter Callender talks about the African American Shakespeare Company production of George C.

Laura Mason

 

In 1996, Bay Area journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News proving that in the 80s, the CIA and DEA helped facilitate drug trafficking into the U.S. in order to give Nicaraguan Contra fighters funding to topple the communist Sandinista government.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with Dutch conductor and Baroque specialist Ton Koopman, who conducts two weeks of music by JS Bach and son CPE Bach at the San Francisco Symphony; French playwright Samuel Gallet and Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose talk about about the American Premiere of Communiqué N°10, which is part of the month-long festival Des Voix... Found in Translation 2014, about French film and theater; and comedian, writer, and actor Bruce Vilanch shares details about his role in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Cole Porter’s “Du Barry Was A Lady.”  Plus, San Francisco Chronicle's music critic Joshua Kosman offers his classical music picks for the month of May.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on May 1, 2014. Listen now or anytime...

Sarah Roland

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Liberty Bradford Mitchell, oldest daughter of Artie Mitchell, one of San Francisco’s infamous Mitchell Brothers. She tells the story of growing up on the fringes of an X-rated world in The Pornographer’s Daughter, now being produced at Z Below. Director Yury Urnov and actor David Sinaiko share details about the Cutting Ball’s production of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, a parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which is considered a precursor to Surrealism and the Theatre of the Absurd. Plus, award-winning actor Brian Copeland is on the show to talk about the world premiere of his solo show The Scion, opening at The Marsh. It is a tale of privilege, murder, and...sausage. Also, the music of local singer/songwriter Matt Montgomery, which will be featured in a special concert with the Awesome Orchestra, this Sunday in Oakland. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 23, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

Host David Latulippe talks with playwright Basil Kreimendahl, whose absurdist play Sidewinders receives its World Premiere opening the Cutting Ball Theater’s 15th season.  Director Graham Smith also a part of that conversation. Female impersonator Randy Roberts shares details about his musical appearances at the Alcove Theater and Martuni’s.  Plus music previews of this weekend’s San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s sixth annual San Francisco Music Day, a musical feast happening at the SF Conservatory of Music.  Open Air ~ Thursday 10/17 at 1pm.


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