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Spiel and Tippy-Toe

Gilles Ségal is a former student of Marcel Marceau whose parents were killed by the Nazis, and his current play is an allegory of racist totalitarianism set in an abandoned circus. His works often attempt to evoke horror by running…
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SFW Stage

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow Giselle. Performed by Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Directed by Alicia Alonso. At Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus, Feb. 12-14. Cuban verve met European romanticism over Valentine's Day weekend in a production that injected vibrant new…
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Stage

King of the Jungle King Lear. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Val Hendrickson. Starring John Robb, Trish Adair, Allyson Kulavis, Cat Schaulis Thompson, Brian Linden, Jonathan Gonzalez, Jack Halton, and others. At the 450 Geary Studio, 450 Geary (at Mason),…
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News, Feature

John Robb

John Robb played in R.G. Davis' famously rowdy San Francisco Mime Troupe during the '60s, when the group was bringing political commedia dell'arte illegally to the city's streets and public parks -- without permits. He was part of the Il…
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Stage

Displaced Persons The Chinese Art of Placement. By Stanley Rutherford. Directed by Glynis Rigsby. Starring John Robb. At the Phoenix Theater, 301 Eighth St. (at Folsom), through Feb. 28. Call 621-4423. Feng shui is the modish Chinese art of interior…
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Music,

Night Crawler

In the gathering dark outside the Justice League, two lines stretch down the block, patiently awaiting entrance into Sam Shepard's Suicide in Bb, a mystery play about a missing jazzman that features real musicians acting alongside normal thespians. Co-producer J.J.…
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The Merchant of Valencia

In retitling and relocating The Merchant of Venice to 1870s San Francisco, director Val Hendrickson of the Signal Theatre Company not only pays tribute to the late filmmaker Louis Malle (who transposed Chekhov's Uncle Vanya to a midtown Manhattan rehearsal…
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