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Culture, The Exhibitionist Taylor Mac Returns to San Francisco with A 24-Decade History of Popular Music

Taylor Mac Returns to San Francisco with A 24-Decade History of Popular Music

Playwright, actor, and singer/songwriter Taylor Mac was inspired to create A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1776 – 1836 when he came San Francisco for the first AIDS Walk. “I grew up in Stockton and I hadn’t seen an…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Shotgun Players Bring Agatha Christie's <i>The Mousetrap</i> to Berkeley

Shotgun Players Bring Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap to Berkeley

Patrick Dooley, artistic director of the Shotgun Players, first discovered Agatha Christie while exploring in his grandmother’s attic. He found a Miss Marple mystery, and he remembers being there, surrounded by the smell of old books, getting sucked in…
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News, The Snitch Market Street Porn Theater to be Demolished and Replaced by Something More Boring

Market Street Porn Theater to be Demolished and Replaced by Something More Boring

As the Examiner reports, yesterday the Planning Commission unanimously voted to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Folk Rock Odyssey Comes Full Circle at Z Space

Folk Rock Odyssey Comes Full Circle at Z Space

Lisa Steindler, the artistic director of Z Space, knows this may not be a popular thing to say – but she’ll say it anyway: She’s not really a musical theater person. But to her, Hundred Days, the indie rock…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Dogfight</i>, a River Phoenix Movie, Comes to the SF Playhouse As a Musical

Dogfight, a River Phoenix Movie, Comes to the SF Playhouse As a Musical

For actor, director, and playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, all theater is political — either upholding the status quo or  hallenging it. He also happens to love musicals, saying that language is by nature intellectual, but music adds another layer of…
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Dining, SFoodie The Strand Theater Has a Shockingly Affordable Lunch

The Strand Theater Has a Shockingly Affordable Lunch

After several months of marble staircase demolitions, vintage neon sign restorations, and fireproofing exposed I-beams and then getting stagehands to paint a veneer over them so that they look raw, A.C.T.’s Strand Theater is open for business. While the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Challenges of Staging <i>Ondine</i> at Sutro Baths

The Challenges of Staging Ondine at Sutro Baths

For some, the thought of a night at the theater brings to mind the image of a long, cramped evening spent squinting toward an over-lit stage, trying to block out the sound of someone unwrapping cough drop after cough…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Puppet Version of <i>King Lear</i> Is Surprisingly Awesome

The Puppet Version of King Lear Is Surprisingly Awesome

Talented people often do baffling things. Sometimes this turns them into aesthetic heroes; sometimes it leads them down extraordinary dead ends. As an ordinary mortal, I’m not sure the world really needed a production of King Lear featuring…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dr. Zebrovski, a Deranged Psychic in a Zebra Onesie, Debuts at Oasis

Dr. Zebrovski, a Deranged Psychic in a Zebra Onesie, Debuts at Oasis

A demented late-night TV psychic from somewhere in the 13th Dimension by way of the former Soviet Union, Dr. Zebrovski has been known to perform exorcisms while shaking his tailfeathers in that signature zebra-print Snuggie. Not having yet lost…
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A Bold and Hilarious Take on Chekhov

Playwright and director Aaron Posner describes his play, “Stupid Fucking Bird,” as much more personal than other ones he’s done, such as adaptations of Chaim Potok’s “My Name is Asher Lev” and “The Chosen,” or Ken Kesey’s “Sometimes a Great…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist X's and O's: Former 49er Dwight Hicks in Play That Tackles Football and Head Injuries

X's and O's: Former 49er Dwight Hicks in Play That Tackles Football and Head Injuries

Playwright KJ Sanchez thinks there’s no better theater than football. “It’s a perfect vehicle for narrative,” she says. “If you look at the way Joseph Campbell broke down the hero’s myth and how every great story follows the same…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Downton Abbey's Charles Edwards to Star Opposite Dame Angela Lansbury in "Blithe Spirit"

Downton Abbey's Charles Edwards to Star Opposite Dame Angela Lansbury in "Blithe Spirit"

The 1941 Noel Coward play, Blithe Spirit, is the stuff of nightmares. During a seance gone wrong, a man’s charmingly inept medium accidentally conjures the spirit of his, shall we just say difficult, ex-wife. But fear not, survivors of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Waters on Christmas, Hit Men, and Who Vomits on Children

John Waters on Christmas, Hit Men, and Who Vomits on Children

He's been called the Prince of Puke and he's been called the Pope of Trash. But for the past few years, John Waters has been working on becoming the Duke of ... Christmas? It may seem strange, but the creative…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Reimagined and In Color: "I Love Lucy" Leaves the TV for the Stage

Reimagined and In Color: "I Love Lucy" Leaves the TV for the Stage

Any actress who takes on the iconic role of Lucille Ball must be massively talented, or completely crazy — possibly both. Luckily for San Franciscans, the slapstick-adept Thea Brooks brings an authentic Lucy to SHN’s run of I Love…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Q&A with Brian Henson about his R-Rated Puppet Show: "Puppet Up!"

A Q&A with Brian Henson about his R-Rated Puppet Show: "Puppet Up!"

Growing up as the son of world-renowned-puppeteer Jim Henson is arguably the best way to create a solid background in all things relating to puppetry. But what happens when the puppet scene starts to feel a little stale? Brian…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Still Good After All These Years: John O'Hurley Stars in "Chicago the Musical"

Still Good After All These Years: John O'Hurley Stars in "Chicago the Musical"

It's the musical that hardly needs an introduction (besides CATS). But in case you're not familiar with the show, the plot centers around prohibition-era criminals. Since its premiere in 1975, Chicago has played thousands of times, spawned a book…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "PATTERNS": Emotionally Ticklish Amy Munz Talks Love in One-Woman Show

"PATTERNS": Emotionally Ticklish Amy Munz Talks Love in One-Woman Show

Actor, singer, sculptor, painter, writer, founder, designer, creative director, children's booksmith, videographer... the list of Amy Munz's accomplishments in the arts is exhaustive and exhausting. We'll give you the CliffNotes: non-annoying, tri-lingual wunderkind Munz has an impressive resume that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist It's Grit and Gravel in "Terminus" at the Magic Theatre

It's Grit and Gravel in "Terminus" at the Magic Theatre

When director Jon Tracy first read the script for Terminus, Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe's dark and lyrical story which has its American premiere at the Magic Theatre, his biggest challenge was having little context for how to put together the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jersey Boys: Can't Take My Eyes Off of You. Seriously.

Jersey Boys: Can't Take My Eyes Off of You. Seriously.

Everyone loves a good underdog story. But when you add some mobster shenanigans, drug use, copious sex, betrayal, death, and four blue-collar guys belting out more than 30 epic oldies like a jukebox on amphetamines, you've got Jersey Boys,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Jersey Boys at the Curran Theatre: Our Boozy Backstage Interview With the Cast

The Jersey Boys at the Curran Theatre: Our Boozy Backstage Interview With the Cast

If falsetto warblings make you weak in the knees, Jersey Boys could induce a seizure. The boys are back in town and opened on Saturday at theCurran Theatre, kicking off an eight-week run. On Friday night, we got the chance…
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