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Culture, The Exhibitionist Astounding Antigonick at Berkeley's Shotgun Players

Astounding Antigonick at Berkeley's Shotgun Players

No curtain hides the long, curved lick of bare wood that forms the set of the Shotgun Players’ production of Antigonick. Made of light, long planks, it swerves from the floor up to the top of the theater like…
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News, The Snitch Warriors Beat the Heat and Show the World Their New Swag

Warriors Beat the Heat and Show the World Their New Swag

Last night's win turned heads. It's not just that the Warriors beat the defending champion Miami Heat; not just that they led after every quarter. The Wizards, after all, have also beat the Heat. The win turned heads because it…
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Culture, Stage "Salomania": Hunting Witches and Having It All

"Salomania": Hunting Witches and Having It All

Let's play a game. Try to forget the name of the play printed right above this review and then see what you would make of these hints about what's playing at the Aurora right now. It involves: 1.) A secret…
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News, The Snitch Warriors Coach Mark Jackson Was Allegedly Extorted By a Former Mistress

Warriors Coach Mark Jackson Was Allegedly Extorted By a Former Mistress

On April 3, a man walked up to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson in a Memphis hotel, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in federal court in Oakland. The Warriors were in town to play the Grizzlies.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Interview: <em>Salomania</em>'s Mark Jackson on Maud Allan, Media Sensationalism, and Lesbian Scapegoats

Interview: Salomania's Mark Jackson on Maud Allan, Media Sensationalism, and Lesbian Scapegoats

When playwright and director Mark Jackson was directing Oscar Wilde's play Salome at the Aurora Theatre, he discovered the story of dancer Maud Allan, a San Francisco native who took Europe by storm in the early 1900s with her version…
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News, The Snitch Warriors Fans Now Know Euphemisms for Tanking

Warriors Fans Now Know Euphemisms for Tanking

The Warriors have lost 13 of their last 15 games. With six regular season games left, it is becoming increasingly crucial that the Warriors continue, if not exceed, their current losing trend. A few years ago, the team traded its…
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Culture, Stage "God's Plot": Shotgun Theatre Finds Truth at the Birth of the American Stage

"God's Plot": Shotgun Theatre Finds Truth at the Birth of the American Stage

History has preserved no copy of the script of Ye Bare and Ye Cubb, the first play written and performed in America by English colonists, but thanks to recent scholarship by Marin Shakespeare Company's Joel Eis we know that the…
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Culture, Stage Mark Jackson's <i>Shakespearean Psycho</i> at the Ashby Stage.

Mark Jackson's Shakespearean Psycho at the Ashby Stage.

It's hard to think of two manifestations of the Western cultural imagination less alike than Macbeth and Project Runway. Yet the people behind Shotgun Players' production of Shakespeare's stormy tragedy saw fit to follow the performance on New Year's Eve…
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Culture, Stage SF Fringe Fest Is Small, Not So Edgy

SF Fringe Fest Is Small, Not So Edgy

Late summer wouldn't be late summer without the traditional Fringe Whinge, when arts journalists across the world vent their misgivings about "the state of the Fringe." The loudest voices of detraction bellow forth from Edinburgh, Scotland, where commentators annually deride…
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Calendar, Night&Day Yes, Yes to Art Street

Yes, Yes to Art Street

When San Francisco’s Art Street Theatre staged Yes, Yes to Moscow, its riff on Chekhov’s Three Sisters, at Berlin’s Deutsches Theater last fall, German audiences were caught off guard. Many productions of the famous, emotionally suffocating drama about a family’s…
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Culture, Stage Professional Suicide

Professional Suicide

The expressions "next big thing" and "theater practitioner" are, generally speaking, contradictions in terms. If a dramatist or stage director gains any kind of recognition beyond the pages of American Theatre Magazine, it's usually either because he's already put the…
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Culture, Encore

Also Playing

"365 Days/365 Plays." One morning in 2002, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks decided to write a play every day for the next year. Covering everything from the war in Iraq to the death of Johnny Cash to a lost sweater, Parks'…
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Culture, Encore

Also Playing

"365 Days/365 Plays." One morning in 2002, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks decided to write a play every day for the next year. Covering everything from the war in Iraq to the death of Johnny Cash to a lost sweater, Parks' cycle…
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Culture, Encore

Also Playing

"365 Days/365 Plays." One morning in 2002, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks decided to write a play every day for the next year. Covering everything from the war in Iraq to the death of Johnny Cash to a lost sweater, Parks'…
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Culture, Encore

Also Playing

The Forest War. Set in an ancient Asiatic fiefdom, playwright-director Mark Jackson's epic story about an essentially virtuous leader whose dalliance with a subordinate leads to a regime change and a crusade (helmed by the bloodthirsty son of a…
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Culture, Stage Myth Maker

Myth Maker

The blurbs on the jacket of the 25th anniversary edition of The Princess Bride belie the widely held belief that endorsements tell you little about a book besides the names of its author's drinking pals. Never have two statements of…
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Culture, Encore

Capsule Reviews

Godfellas. The Rev. De Love, the sinful soul preacher in San Francisco Mime Troupe's new religious doctrineÐthemed show, is heaven-bent on spreading the word of God to every corner of the land. Behind the scenes at a "Rock the Lord…
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Culture, Stage Girl Gone Wilde

Girl Gone Wilde

Featuring a scene in which a woman kisses a severed head, a soothsayer ranting oaths from the bottom of a septic tank, and love poetry so bad that only actors with an overdeveloped aptitude for faux sincerity like Groucho Marx…
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Culture, Stage An Irreverent <i>Death</i>

An Irreverent Death

If Konstantin Stanislavsky is the grandfather of modern acting, Vsevolod Meyerhold is his upstart son -- a sort of Jung to the older man's Freud: Meyerhold created a stylized alternative to the Stanislavsky Method, but died in disgrace (by firing…
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Culture, Stage

Thursday

Why is it called Thursday? That's the funniest mystery in Adam Bock's mysterious new play about a gay man snubbed by his boyfriend and a faded TV star snubbed by her hometown. The set shows a pure white interior of…
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