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News, The Snitch Michael Scott Moore: Former <i>SF Weekly</i> Contributor Released After Years of Captivity in Somalia

Michael Scott Moore: Former SF Weekly Contributor Released After Years of Captivity in Somalia

An American-German journalist who once worked as a theater critic for SF Weekly is finally free, two-and-a-half years after he was kidnapped in Somalia. Moore was researching a book on piracy when he was abducted in 2012, in the Somali…
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News, The Snitch Michael Scott Moore, Former <i>SF Weekly</i> Writer, Kidnapped by Somali Pirates

Michael Scott Moore, Former SF Weekly Writer, Kidnapped by Somali Pirates

Michael Scott Moore, who previously worked as a theater critic for SF Weekly, was reportedly captured by Somali pirates over the weekend while he was traveling to central Somalia to research for his book about Somali pirates. The LA Times…
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You Have Not Seen It All

He's kind of the Daniel Johnston of performance art: Local entertainer Dan Carbone possesses an epic dedication to his art, which could be defined as "being super weird." Plenty of people (art school druggies, mostly) dabble in being super weird,…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner. Fat snob Sheridan Whiteside falls on ice outside a home in a small Ohio town, breaks his hip (or something), and stays, not just for dinner, but for a whole week, barking at the…
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Oy Vey in a Manger. "Trampolina, you can't go around making comments about Hitler like that," says Winnie, the mainstay of the Kinsey Sicks, San Francisco's homegrown a-cappella-group-in-drag. "Imagine the Führer." Winnie and friends wait for…
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Emma. In the days before sitting around watching MTV and getting high, a group of young friends pass an afternoon in an attic, acting out the tale of English literature's favorite forgivably flawed matchmaker, Emma Woodhouse. Michael Fry's metatheatrical adaptation…
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Addicted: A Comedy of Substance. It's just what it says: a show about back-monkeys. Mark Lundholm is a comedian with broad shoulders and a no-bullshit style. He offers 80 minutes of stand-up and autobiography on the theme of his…
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Addicted: A Comedy of Substance. It's just what it says: a show about back-monkeys. Mark Lundholm is a comedian with broad shoulders and a no-bullshit style. He offers 80 minutes of stand-up and autobiography on the theme of his own…
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Eurydice. Eurydice, here, is a modern chick in love with a slacker musician, a rough-shaven kid in a Nirvana T-shirt who can score for violins and lots of other instruments. On their wedding day, Eurydice meets a man who lures…
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"69 Stories: One Pervert's Tale" and "No Good Deed." Mollena Williams' first monologue, 69 Stories, started three years ago as a sort of pervert's confessional: theater mixed with post-show Q&A about sadomasochism and your more elaborate electrico-sexual tools. It told…
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Circumnavigator. Dan Hoyle circled the globe on a grant two years ago from the Chicago-based Circumnavigators Club, using its money to develop a piece of "journalistic theater" about globalism. If you've never heard of journalistic theater, don't worry: Hoyle may…
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Circumnavigator. Dan Hoyle circled the globe on a grant two years ago from the Chicago-based Circumnavigators Club, using its money to develop a piece of "journalistic theater" about globalism. If you've never heard of journalistic theater, don't worry: Hoyle may…
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The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets. Director Robert Wilson's "pop opera" deals with a German clerk who makes a pact with a diabolical Black Rider for seven magic bullets. The first six go anywhere the shooter aims;…
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"100 Years of Political Theatre, Series A." Eastenders' fifth annual One-Act Festival has a political theme this year. The troupe offers a century's worth of dissident playwriting, from early Soviet Russia through South Africa to the present-day United States. But…
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Fringe Effort Correction: Our critics don't get to eat: I appreciate Michael Scott Moore delivering a compelling review of this year's Fringe Festival by deadline , but his argument that there's nothing new and offbeat being…
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"100 Years of Political Theatre, Series A." Eastenders' fifth annual One-Act Festival has a political theme this year. The troupe offers a century's worth of dissident playwriting, from early Soviet Russia through South Africa to the present-day United States. But…
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Breakfast With Scot. Is the world ready for a play about a flamingly queer 11-year-old raised by two gay men? It should be, since Breakfast With Scot was a novel by Michael Downing before he turned it into a play,…
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Circumnavigator. Dan Hoyle circled the globe on a grant two years ago from the Chicago-based Circumnavigators Club, using its money to develop a piece of "journalistic theater" about globalism. If you've never heard of journalistic theater, don't worry: Hoyle may…
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The Caucasian Chalk Circle. In a lot of ways this outdoor Caucasian Chalk Circle feels like the Shotgun Players' raggedly successful Mother Courage last year. It has the same wild spirit, the same pots-and-pans percussion, the same feisty acting and…
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The Fantasticks. The longest-running play in American history is also musical theater's cheesiest self-parody, a sweet, dumb story about two fathers who pretend a Montague-and-Capulet-style feud as an excuse to keep their kids, Luisa and Matt, apart. The hope, of…
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