eleanor roosevelt

Photo by Liz Payne


7pm Thursday. Historians debated for decades whether Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian. Writer Terry Baum's and director Carolyn Myers' new play, Hick: A Love Story - The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt is about the romance between arguably America’s most influential First Lady - the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President during the Great Depression and World War 2 (1933-45) - and the USA’s most prominent woman journalist at the time. Eric Jansen hosts this conversation with Baum and Myers, in which they perform scenes from the play to preview it for Out in the Bay listeners, 7pm Thursday. Hick: A Love Story, co-presented by the Crackpot Crones and Theatre Rhinoceros, runs July 10-27 in San Francisco's Eureka Theatre. All performances are FREE, but reservations are required

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Ben Yalom and Debórah Eliezar, artistic directors of the FURY Factory festival of ensemble theater about the visiting companies from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and the Bay Area; Sammy Wegent shares details about Speechless Live, an improvised power point presentation spoof at Public Works; we have a conversation with Terry Baum, star of “Hick: A Love Story, the Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt;” and San Francisco Chronicle's music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month of July.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on July 3, 2014. Listen now or anytime...