Episode 397. Science Fiction Theatre

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72ed0b_ead2cdd9c4684cac9d80805e7ef4f1f6.jpg_srz_606_856_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzScience fiction as a genre isn’t particularly well-represented in the theatre, but playwright Michael Bernard is hoping to change all that. His play Alien The Family was recently presented at Sci-Fest: The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, and this week discusses the scarcity of science fiction in theatre, theatrical stage effects, impressions of Star Trek women, Vespa rides, Prairie Home Companion-with-a-bad-attitude, additional genres that theatre doesn’t do well, and less-than-fulsome praise for Tracy Letts’ play Bug. (Length 19:41)