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Culture, Stage Anarchists, Terrorists, Maniacs, Oh My!: Berkeley Rep's Latest Skewers the Justice System

Anarchists, Terrorists, Maniacs, Oh My!: Berkeley Rep's Latest Skewers the Justice System

With goofy songs and the sarcasm of a previous age, Berkeley Rep's Accidental Death of an Anarchist brings out the shears. Splicing bureaucratic flab with comedic derision, playwright Dario Fo's farce rips every tickle and terrible truth from the real…
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We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!

Dario Fo's classic protest play about Italian housewives who ransack a supermarket because all they can afford on their husbands' wages are dog food and birdseed has played locally two or three times since Fo won the Nobel Prize in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fo's Back

Fo's Back

In 1998, a year after Italian playwright Dario Fo won his Nobel Prize in literature, revivals and tributes to the left-wing scribe were all the rage, capped off in the Bay Area by a weeklong Fo Festival. Arguably one of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

Making people laugh has always been a tough gig, but in the aftermath of a national tragedy, it must seem damn near impossible. Still, the folks at the Eastenders Repertory Company are willing to give it the old college try…
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Three Women Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo. By Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Directed by Cris Cassell. Performed by Shelley Mitchell. At the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy (at Mason), through Nov. 21. Call 673-3847. Last year's Nobel Prize in…
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Come and Fo Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo. Written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Directed by Michael Michetti. Starring Francesca Fanti. At the Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd Street), through Sept. 20. Call 826-5750. Dario Fo is still…
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Night + Day

Wednesday August 26 Khan Man Bluesman Paul Pena first heard Tuvan throat-singing after he tuned into Radio Moscow on shortwave. He spent the next nine years researching and teaching himself the style, which creates the otherworldly sound of several tones…
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Race Land Valley Song. By Athol Fugard. Directed by Timothy Douglas. Starring Paul Butler and Anika Noni Rose. Presented by Berkeley Rep at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, 620 Sutter (at Mason), through May 10. Call (510) 845-4700. Athol Fugard is…
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April Is the Foolest Month

"It is better to be a fool than to be dead," declared Robert Louis Stevenson in Crabbed Age and Youth. The First Church of the Last Laugh agrees -- this is the 20th time they've staged April Fools' Day celebration…
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