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"Mary Stuart": Theater Review

To appreciate the Shotgun Players' adaptation of Schiller's 18th-century play, Mary Stuart, you must consider the set. It has two doors, three video screens, a mirror, a white board, a one-way window, and a sliding section of floor. The stage…
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Music, Bouncer Bottomless mimosas and lobotomized jocks

Bottomless mimosas and lobotomized jocks

Anyone who says you can't learn anything from hanging out in bars is nuts. I've built up my vocabulary from digging into the origins of drink names. For example, we're all familiar with the concoctions named after tools, or what…
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Reign Check

Elizabeth Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Written by Michael Hirst. Starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, and Joseph Fiennes. Opens Friday, Nov. 20, at the AMC 1000 Van Ness. Even students of English history may have trouble sorting out the…
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Aisle Seat

Mary Quite Contrary Kate Ross never dreamed that the trombone she played in high school would ever be of any use in her theater career, but it turned out to be just the thing that director Peter Glockner needed for…
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