By Victoria Looseleaf
Who doesn’t love Chris Pine? Of course, I’ve only known him as a stage thespian, never having seen him in last year’s mega-hit, Star Trek, in which the movie star assayed the role of Capt. Kirk. (Brilliantly, so I heard. Maybe I’ll check out the flick on my next trip to France…).
In any case, Pine is one busy dude these days, starring in Martin McDonagh’s black farce, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, running at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles through August 8. Before that I had the pleasure of watching him hone his stage chops in Neil Labute’s dark comedy, Fat Pig (I was the program annotator at the Geffen Playhouse at the time – 2007), and then caught Pine’s sparring with Chris Noth, also at the Geffen, in Farragut North last year. Before his newest flick, Unstoppable, opens in November with Denzel Washington, here are three Spotlight on the Arts for KUSC-FM radio, the nation’s highest rated classical station in the country. Note the killer music by Bernard Herrmann (Psycho and Vertigo).