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Culture, Stage Greek tragedy set in San Francisco! Who knew?

Greek tragedy set in San Francisco! Who knew?

I would never have guessed that Aurora Theatre's production of The Trojan Women takes place in San Francisco's Ferry Plaza if I hadn't come across an article in one of the dailies saying as much. The locale isn't mentioned in…
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Capsule Reviews

Dr. Faustus. David Mamet reduces the original Faust legend to its bare elements. There's the philosopher, Faustus, who's finished an abstruse magnum opus and looks forward to glory and fame. There's his Wife (a non-character), his Son (mostly offstage), a…
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Culture, Encore Capsule Reviews

Capsule Reviews

Dr. Faustus. David Mamet reduces the original Faust legend to its bare elements. There's the philosopher, Faustus, who's finished an abstruse magnum opus and looks forward to glory and fame. There's his Wife (a non-character), his Son (mostly offstage), a…
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Culture, Stage

Ghosts

By now you may have heard a rumor that California Shakespeare Theater director Jonathan Moscone's production of Ghosts at Berkeley Rep is a thing of beauty. The rumor happens to be true. Ibsen's tragedy about Helene Alving and her louche…
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Tongue of a Bird

Watching Signal Theater Company's presentation of Ellen McLaughlin's production (directed by Cliff Mayotte) is like watching a bird learning to fly: The first unsteady steps take on surprising purpose as you watch it suddenly take flight. Twelve-year-old Charlotte (Sara Maria…
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