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Culture, The Exhibitionist Copulation Pantomime: Thrillpeddlers Thrill Once Again with <em>Marat/Sade</em>

Copulation Pantomime: Thrillpeddlers Thrill Once Again with Marat/Sade

Marat/Sade might seem like an unusual choice for the Thrillpeddlers. Could a theater troupe devoted to tawdry musical revues and glow-in-the-dark spook shows really pull off Peter Weiss's heady, multilayered play about French Revolutionaries, the new ruling class, and…
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Culture, Stage "Hot Greeks": Thrillpeddlers and Cockettes Revive Drag Pleasures

"Hot Greeks": Thrillpeddlers and Cockettes Revive Drag Pleasures

A few years ago, the Thrillpeddlers, San Francisco's theater of the gaudy, gory, and grotesque, embarked on a collaboration that could hardly have been more successful: teaming up with the surviving members of the Cockettes, the gender-bending troupe whose weekly…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Cellblock Smash

A Cellblock Smash

Charenton, 1808 -- the Marquis de Sade, incarcerated in a mental institution, writes and directs a play about the death of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat, creating a production that would loom large in his own history. Despite a reputation just…
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A Neo-Geezer Speaks The paper is improving tremendously, but your Gen-X reporters need to do their historical homework. Robert Wilonsky's claim that Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade "used the assassination of the leader of the French Revolution to parallel John Kennedy's murder"…
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