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Calendar, Night&Day Crone Wars

Crone Wars

Terry Baum of the Crackpot Crones isn’t against holiday shows in theory, though “as a lesbian, a feminist, and a political activist,” she says, “I have always felt that there wasn’t enough in the holiday season that reflected me and…
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Calendar, Night&Day 'Others Day

'Others Day

Before there was the Lilith Fair, there was Lilith, a women’s theater collective based in San Francisco led by Terry Baum. The 2011 mayoral candidate and infamous pope offender wryly calls herself a “slightly world-renowned lesbian playwright” for her 39-year…
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Culture, Encore

Capsule Reviews

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The moldering schoolhouse tradition of spelling bees has inspired a cultural deluge of late, from Myla Goldberg's 2001 novel Bee Season to the feature film Akeelah and the Bee. That the bee has…
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Culture, Encore

Our critics weigh in on local theater

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The moldering schoolhouse tradition of spelling bees has inspired a cultural deluge of late, from Myla Goldberg's 2001 novel Bee Season to the feature film Akeelah and the Bee. That the bee has…
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Culture, Encore

Capsule Reviews

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The moldering schoolhouse tradition of spelling bees has inspired a cultural deluge of late, from Myla Goldberg's 2001 novel Bee Season to the feature film Akeelah and the Bee. That the bee has…
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Culture, Encore

Our critics weigh in on local theater

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The moldering schoolhouse tradition of spelling bees has inspired a cultural deluge of late, from Myla Goldberg's 2001 novel Bee Season to the feature film Akeelah and the Bee. That the bee has…
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Culture, Stagecap

"Baum for Peace"

It's obvious that Terry Baum is an engaged citizen and a fierce advocate for her community. What's not so obvious is why her 2004 run for Congress as a Green Party candidate was worth turning into a musical performance piece.…
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Culture, Stage

Two Fools

Gracie's a typical San Francisco lesbian. "I promised myself not to fall in love with someone who lives more than 45 minutes from my house by public transport," she tells Luna, a Costa Rican woman now from Amsterdam who visits…
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Culture, Stage

Waiting for the Podiatrist

Calling Terry Baum's unusual play about her parents a "solo show" is a bit of a stretch, since Baum isn't quite the only person onstage. When she needs to speak to another person, she pulls out a hand puppet or…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Acting Like Directors I've been a fan of Frances Lee McCain's acting since I saw her astonishing work in the 1976 PBS film The War Widow. After I experienced McCain's painfully moving performance in Kindertransport (Marin Theatre Company, through Feb.…
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