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Culture, Stage

Here Lies Jenny

Bebe Neuwirth has an unusual voice. It's not what you would call beautiful. In Here Lies Jenny, a showcase of loosely knit songs by German composer Kurt Weill, she sounds a bit like a sheep nursing a hangover. Weill's songs…
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Culture, Encore

Capsule Reviews

The Carpetbagger's Children. Three grown sisters in Texas -- Grace Anne, Cornelia, and Sissie -- dwell on the legacy of their father, a Union soldier, who moved South during the Reconstruction to work as a tax collector while plantation owners…
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Dr. Faustus. David Mamet reduces the original Faust legend to its bare elements. There's the philosopher, Faustus, who's finished an abstruse magnum opus and looks forward to glory and fame. There's his Wife (a non-character), his Son (mostly offstage), a…
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Culture, Encore Capsule Reviews

Capsule Reviews

Dr. Faustus. David Mamet reduces the original Faust legend to its bare elements. There's the philosopher, Faustus, who's finished an abstruse magnum opus and looks forward to glory and fame. There's his Wife (a non-character), his Son (mostly offstage), a…
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Culture, Stage

Ghosts

By now you may have heard a rumor that California Shakespeare Theater director Jonathan Moscone's production of Ghosts at Berkeley Rep is a thing of beauty. The rumor happens to be true. Ibsen's tragedy about Helene Alving and her louche…
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