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7 Sins: James Judd's one-man comedy about his own life. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 21. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 931-1094, www.sffringe.org. Angry Black White Boy: Dan Wolf's adaptation of the Adam Mansbach novel returns for a limited…
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Culture, Encore

Also Playing

7 Sins: James Judd's one-man comedy about his own life. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 21. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847, www.sffringe.org. Actors Reading Writers: Popular local actors read modern and classic short stories. First Monday of every…
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Calendar, Night&Day Promise Fulfilled

Promise Fulfilled

Despite John Guare's early critical success with House of Blue Leaves, which won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play of 1971, his next full-length play, Rich and Famous, was not received kindly by New York…
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Culture, Stagecap

Six Degrees of Separation

It seems entirely unfair to blame a show for not being "New York" enough, as if somehow only New York held the key to good American theater. And yet what was missing from SF Playhouse's ambitious and heartfelt production of…
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Culture, Stage Defying Expectations

Defying Expectations

A friend recently asked me why I would bother reviewing Aurora Theatre Company's production of John Guare's Bosoms and Neglect. He had a point. Theatrically speaking, we're pretty spoiled here in the Bay Area with a near-constant parade of…
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Culture, Stage

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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Culture, Stage

"Love's Fire"

Because Shakespeare gets most of his attention from the theater community, we often forget that he was a poet first, having penned a mother lode of sonnets about love, loss, and sex. The idea of "Love's Fire," first commissioned and…
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