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Mom's the Word

When women behave badly on stage, more often than not, it's because they don't have children. In Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Martha overcompensates for her childlessness by haranguing her husband, flirting with her guests, and drinking herself…
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Fat Men in Skirts

Over the last few years, Nicky Silver's plays have been popping up all over the city -- and it's no mystery why: Although Silver hails from the East Coast, his writing seems to jell with the San Francisco climate. It's…
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Ptidying Up

Watching the decidedly limp Actor's Theater production of bad-boy New York playwright Nicky Silver's Pterodactyls, I had an odd thought. I wondered what his room had looked like during his not-so-long-ago childhood. I decided it was probably deliberate chaos: casually…
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