PACIFICA PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
AIRDATE: 10/23/09, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
HOST: Donna Walker
GUESTS: MEMBERS OF THE CAST OF “45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY” - Tanna Frederick, David Proval, Julie Davis, and Diane Salinger; and Actress Alice Krige“SKIN”, Sandra Laing and composer Helene Muddiman
When one thinks of legendary filmmaker Henry Jaglom, one thinks of film, naturally, but with “45 Minutes from Broadway,” in a production at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, a rare foray into the theatrical world. We are joined by cast members Tanna Frederick, David Proval (perhaps best known as Richie Aprile from “The Sopranos,”) Julie Davis, and Diane Salinger (Simone in “Peewee’s Big Adventure”) to discuss Jaglom’s new play about the Isaacs family. With showbiz roots in the Yiddish theater, they embody Jaglom’s perennial themes of the artistic vs. “civilian” life, family dysfunction, and lives full of magic, secrets, and surprises.
In the second half, we’re joined by actress Alice Krige, perhaps best known as the Borg Queen of “Star Trek” fame, now starring (along with Sam Neill and Sophie Okenedo) in “Skin” an incredibly powerful film chronicling a thirty year period in the life of Sandra Laing, a black woman born to white Afrikaner parents under apartheid. Unaware of their black ancestry, Sandra’s parents seek to have her classified as “white,” while she struggles to find her personal identity despite betrayal, rejection and institutionalized brutality. The real life Sandra Laing joins us live, in-studio to tell of her astounding journey toward reconciliation, acceptance, healing and forgiveness, along with Helene Muddiman, composer of the film’s musical score.
Copies can be ordered through the Pacifica Radio Archives at www.pacificaradioarchives.org.