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Culture, The Exhibitionist It's Grit and Gravel in "Terminus" at the Magic Theatre

It's Grit and Gravel in "Terminus" at the Magic Theatre

When director Jon Tracy first read the script for Terminus, Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe's dark and lyrical story which has its American premiere at the Magic Theatre, his biggest challenge was having little context for how to put together the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson</em>: Growing Pains for S.F. Playhouse

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Growing Pains for S.F. Playhouse

Andrew Jackson, title character of San Francisco Playhouse's 10th season opener, doubled the size of the United States, and it's no coincidence that the theater company itself begins this anniversary season in a new space with twice the seats.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Podcast Review: <em>The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity</em> Marks Elaborate Entrance for the Aurora's 21st Season

Podcast Review: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Marks Elaborate Entrance for the Aurora's 21st Season

Theater and professional wrestling have a lot in common. They both have no shame when it comes to flamboyant costumes, they're both, well, fake, and, as the Aurora's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity argues, they're both art forms…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Pulitzer-Nominated Play on Pro Wrestling Is a Slam

Pulitzer-Nominated Play on Pro Wrestling Is a Slam

Playwright Kristoffer Diaz says he can't get away with everything he wants after his play, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, was nominated for a Pulitzer. But it's pretty close. "I'm working on a play now, and I want to…
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More Theater Reviews

In the Wound.After last year's fantastic postapocalyptic, outdoor version of Animal Farm, director and writer Jon Tracy and Shotgun Players return with an adaptation of The Iliad. Tracy's modern take focuses on Odysseus' attempt to avoid fighting in the Trojan…
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Calendar, Night&Day What Would Odysseus Do -- Today?

What Would Odysseus Do -- Today?

After last year's fantastic postapocalyptic, outdoor version of Animal Farm, director and writer Jon Tracy and Shotgun Players return with In the Wound, an adaptation of The Iliad. Tracy's modern take focuses on Odysseus' attempt to avoid fighting in the…
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"In the Wound": Theater Review

After last year's fantastic postapocalyptic, outdoor version of Animal Farm, director and writer Jon Tracy and Shotgun Players return with an adaptation of The Iliad. Tracy's modern take focuses on Odysseus' attempt to avoid fighting in the Trojan War by…
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Theater Review: "Slasher" at the SF Playhouse

Apparent opening-night jitters, compounded by chronic set-change mishaps, didn't daunt the troupers in director Jon Tracy's production of Allison Moore's play. It just made everybody punchier, which seemed appropriate for the material. If only the material hadn't then let them…
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The Farm. Shotgun Players and director Jon Tracy have radically "remixed" George Orwell's Animal Farm into a seething hip-hop, postapocalyptic, dystopian fantasy — and it works. Production designer Nina Ball fiendishly delivers Mad Max costuming, black-inked tattoos, and a rusted…
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Also Playing

The Farm. Shotgun Players and director Jon Tracy have radically "remixed" George Orwell's Animal Farm into a seething hip-hop, postapocalyptic, dystopian fantasy — and it works. Production designer Nina Ball fiendishly delivers Mad Max costuming, black-inked tattoos, and a rusted…
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The Farm

Shotgun Players and director Jon Tracy have radically "remixed" George Orwell's Animal Farm into a seething hip-hop, postapocalyptic, dystopian fantasy — and it works. Production designer Nina Ball fiendishly delivers Mad Max costuming, black-inked tattoos, and a rusted metal set…
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Richard III

When Richard died in battle in 1485, his death ended a series of English civil wars that had gone on for 30 years — the Wars of the Roses — which may explain why this production has a large black-and-white…
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