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Culture, The Exhibitionist In 'Can You Dig It?' Don Reed Goes Back to His Pre-Jehovah's Witness Oakland Roots

In 'Can You Dig It?' Don Reed Goes Back to His Pre-Jehovah's Witness Oakland Roots

After doing two extremely successful solos shows at the Marsh, "East 14th: Tales of a Reluctant Player," which told the story of Jehovah's Witness stepfather's and pimps, and "The Kipling Hotel," about being a live-in waiter at a retirement home…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Don Reed's <i>The Kipling Hotel</i>: Manic, Likable, and Overstuffed

Don Reed's The Kipling Hotel: Manic, Likable, and Overstuffed

Last week, in an interview with Emily Wilson, Don Reed discussed his strengths and weaknesses as a theater artist. This week, now that his solo show The Kipling Hotel has opened at the Marsh, we can say that Reed has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Don Reed Talks About Having "Serial-Killer Looking People" as Co-workers in <i>Kipling Hotel</i>

Don Reed Talks About Having "Serial-Killer Looking People" as Co-workers in Kipling Hotel

Don Reed's first one-man show at the Marsh Theater was called East 14th. It was about moving away from his Jehovah's Witness stepfather to live in Oakland with his real father -- who he didn't know was a pimp. The…
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Culture, Stage Don Reed's <i>East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player</i> never totally finds its footing

Don Reed's East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player never totally finds its footing

There's something to be said for living life by the principle of balance. As a Libran, I'm a strong proponent of equilibrium. Whenever things get a little off-kilter, I tend to readjust by shifting my weight onto the other foot.…
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