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Calendar, Night&Day Sparking Up

Sparking Up

Crowded Fire Theater Company is in the business of setting the local theater scene alight with productions of bold, new plays. Stirring the embers further, the company presents a festival of staged readings of plays in development for the 2008…
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Calendar, Performance Noh Goes Native

Noh Goes Native

FRI-SAT 9/16-17 Erik Ehn doesn't script plays -- he channels them. The internationally lauded, California-based playwright's cross-cultural projects often result in something of a mix between a night at the theater and a religious experience. With an uncommon respect for…
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Culture, Stage

"ReOrient," Series 1

Golden Thread's annual two-part festival of short plays from the Middle East seems obsessed this year (understandably) with war. Except for one entirely disposable play by Erik Ehn, Series 1 (on Thursdays and Saturdays) dwells on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sahmatah,…
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Culture, Stage

'Maid

The title is short for "mermaid," and the play is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's story "The Little Mermaid." But it's not for kids. Crowded Fire puts on one of the most innovative shows of the summer by playing…
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