The Front Row, Tuesday, 08/04/2009

Sports fans know Larry Dierker as one of the greatest pitchers ever to wear the uniforms of the Colt 45's and that team's successor, the Houston Astros. Nowadays, Dierker is in the process of launching a new career in musical theater as a writer and composer. Today, he talks about his first project in that field, Old Stories: A Tale of Baseball and Love and cast members from this weekend's première production perform songs from the show...

The Ornery Theatre presents Samuel Beckett's matched pair of one-act plays, Rough for Theatre One and Two, produced and directed by Mike Switzer, and featuring actors Lee Finch and Ken Watkins in Rough One as the Blind Beggar and the One-Legged Man, respectively. Switzer, Finch and Watkins all chat with KUHF's St. John Flynn. Listen Download

Houston Community College Northwest presents the World Première production of Old Stories, A Tale of Baseball and Love, a musical with book and songs by former Houston Astros pitching star and team manager, Larry Dierker. There are performances, this Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30PM, and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Fine Arts Center on the H-C-C Spring Branch. Dierker and castmembers from the production gather in KUHF's Geray Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by KUHF's Bob Stevenson. Listen Download

Bayou City-based photographic artist Amy Blakemore speaks with KUHF's Catherine Lu in the gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston where a representative survey of Ms. Blakemore's photographs is on display through mid-September. Listen Download