Intellectual curiosity? Libidinal fascination? Transference? Whatever the reason, John Maxwell Taylor, former '60s rocker with the likes of Chuck Berry, has plumbed the depths of Carl Jung's life in creating his one-man show, Forever Jung, which premiered in San Diego last year and opens in our slightly more shrink-wrapped city June 8 at the Bayfront. In this piece, Taylor portrays 20 different characters in Jung's life, covering the early career of the psychologist/psychiatrist, his work in a mental institution and the 30-year love triangle between himself, his wife and his mistress. Jung's discipleship under Sigmund Freud and his subsequent falling-out with his mentor is also recounted. Taylor has come a long way since the era when his band opened for the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, and some local performers are taking note: Theater of Yugen's Noh Space presents an evening of poetry and music May 29 titled "Atomic Mirror: Reflecting Our Nuclear History." The performance benefits Atomic Mirror Pilgrimage, a journey in which performing artists will literally retrace the route of the first atomic bomb, from its testing in New Mexico to the awful outcome in Nagasaki. Pilgrims/performers include Sheilah Glover, Barbara Borden, Edie Hartshorne and Pamela Meidell.
By Laura Jamison