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Were They "Postracial" Back Then, Too?

Someone tried to convince us recently that the Mission District in the 2010s is Paris in the 1920s. It's true that visual art, music, literature, food, drink, political thought, dance, fashion, and sex are exploding in the Mission. We're kind…
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The Comedy of Errors

Free Shakespeare in the park. It's such a heart-warming proposition, a fine idea whose public value endures; with this production, SF Shakes has been at it for 25 years. But there will be no resting on laurels for director Kenneth…
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Jesus Hopped the “A” Train

On a gray concrete set, deftly standing in for Riker's Island Prison in New York, two adjacent cells hold two murderers. One is Angel Cruz (Daveed Diggs), an atheist on trial for shooting a reprehensible cult leader in the ass,…
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Two Rooms

As the title suggests, Lee Blessing's riveting drama takes place in two rooms, undecorated except for the artistry of the four performers. Blindfolded in Beirut, Michael Wells (Jay Martin) is an American professor taken hostage, forced to endure solitude in…
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Temptation

Conceived in the early 1980s while its author served time in prison for his political views, Václav Havel's Temptation manipulates the legend of Faust into a metaphor for the writer's mistrust of dogma and absolutism. The play centers on one…
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