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Calendar, Night&Day A love That Lasts

A love That Lasts

If there is any myth that has wended its way down in Western thought with great fidelity, it's the story of a mate that fits as neatly as a rib into a sternum. Whether we, as Aristophanes surmised, were…
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Calendar, Night&Day History Gets Bent

History Gets Bent

Thrillpeddlers continues its revival of original Cockettes musicals with the more-than-suggestively titled Hot Greeks. Scrumbly Koldewyn, an original member of the Cockettes, San Francisco’s gender-bending theater troupe of the late 1960s and early ’70s, joins artistic director Russell Blackwood to…
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Culture, Stage "The Road to Hades": Unfunny Combo of Greek Drama and Fart Jokes

"The Road to Hades": Unfunny Combo of Greek Drama and Fart Jokes

According to the Greek war god Ares (John Mercer), "Gods don't make fart jokes." Maybe he should rethink that one. The current state of the world could only be devised by a higher power with a deep interest in toilet…
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Theater Review: "Hot Greeks" at the Hypnodrome

To complement their wildly successful (and deservedly so) run of Pearls over Shanghai (running through August), Russell Blackwood and his merrily debaucherous Thrillpeddlers are simultaneously putting on the only other scripted Cockettes musical, Hot Greeks. It's a loose interpretation of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Salacious Drag from Ancient Greece

Salacious Drag from Ancient Greece

First staged in 1972, Hot Greeks mixed the homoeroticism of college football with the dire stakes of the Peloponnesian War. It’s loosely modeled after comic playwright Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, in which the women of Greece withhold sex from their beaus in…
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