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Culture, Stage <i>Stateless</i>: More vaudeville than hip-hop

Stateless: More vaudeville than hip-hop

The Jewish love affair with hip-hop — a romance grounded in the art of the Beastie Boys, the High and Mighty, Lyor Cohen, MC Serch, DJ Steinski, and Blood of Abraham, among many, many others — has been thoroughly documented…
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Culture, Stage <i>Mrs. Whitney</i>, success when a playwright also directs

Mrs. Whitney, success when a playwright also directs

I recently asked several local dramatists whether they thought playwrights should direct their own plays. The question arose following a performance of the Magic Theatre's world premiere of Mrs. Whitney. John Kolvenbach, the play's author, also directs. Kolvenbach's beautiful directing…
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Culture, Stage <i>"The Future Project": Sunday Will Come</i>

"The Future Project": Sunday Will Come

Over the course of the average lifetime, a person takes around 700 million breaths. It may be the case, as the axiom goes, that "life isn't measured by how many breaths you take, but by how many moments take your…
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Culture, Encore

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The Clean House. Hot young playwright Sarah Ruhl is on a roll. Still only in her mid-30s, she has won a MacArthur Genius Award; her recent production of In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), produced at Berkeley Rep,…
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Culture, Stage Philip Kan Gotanda's new play is hard to swallow

Philip Kan Gotanda's new play is hard to swallow

Redrum Burger in Davis has built up quite a reputation since it opened in 1986. Locals identify the fast food joint by its humongous one-pounder patties, heavily tattooed employees, and a heart-stoppingly breaded and deep-fried menu item known as ZOOM!…
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South Pacific. There are so many wonderful songs in South Pacific that it's almost impossible to experience a revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 1949 musical set on an exotic island during World War II without humming along and…
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South Pacific. There are so many wonderful songs in South Pacific that it's almost impossible to experience a revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 1949 musical set on an exotic island during World War II without humming along and…
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Culture, Stage The Rosies of Richmond make riveting subject matter in <i>This World in a Woman's Hands</i>

The Rosies of Richmond make riveting subject matter in This World in a Woman's Hands

The image of a strapping white woman in a headscarf and overalls flexing her guns under the slogan "We Can Do It!" has become a cultural icon in this country since graphic artist J. Howard Miller created the poster bearing…
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Culture, Stagecap

South Pacific

There are so many wonderful songs in South Pacific that it's almost impossible to experience a revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 1949 musical set on an exotic island during World War II without humming along and tapping your…
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Culture, Stage Overproduced Noel Coward adaptation <i>Brief Encounter</i> proves that sometimes less is more

Overproduced Noel Coward adaptation Brief Encounter proves that sometimes less is more

In the United States, hardly anyone takes the train anymore. Perhaps that's why rail travel seems so hopelessly romantic, conjuring up images of missed connections, fond farewells, and figures emerging like ghosts from a platform's swirling steam. It's no wonder…
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Culture, Stage This year's Fringe Festival preview was a total disaster

This year's Fringe Festival preview was a total disaster

I've always maintained that one of the best things about attending an unjuried Fringe Festival such as the one we have annually here in San Francisco is the crapshoot aspect. Visit one theater to watch a scantily clad girlfriend and…
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Culture, Feature The Maestro

The Maestro

Italy runs in San Francisco Opera's blood like vin santo down the throat of a tipsy padre. In 1923, it was an Italian, Gaetano Merola, who persuaded City Hall to support a full-time opera organization rather than depend upon touring…
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Culture, Feature Five Classical Music and Opera Events to See This Fall

Five Classical Music and Opera Events to See This Fall

Il Trovatore San Francisco Opera's new music director, Nicola Luisotti, makes his debut with an arresting new production of Giuseppe Verdi's crowd-pleasing potboiler about a Gypsy woman who vows to avenge her mother's death. The all-star cast features baritone Dmitri…
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Culture, Stage So what if <i>August: Osage county</i> won a Tony? It's still boring and bloated

So what if August: Osage county won a Tony? It's still boring and bloated

The young Thomas Mann learned a lesson about overindulgence when his father took him to a patisserie and told him he could stuff his face with as many cream puffs as he liked. "He led us into a sweet smelling…
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Culture, Stage Tim Hendrixson and Mary Knoll take a bite out of dinner theater in <i>Theater You Can Eat</i>

Tim Hendrixson and Mary Knoll take a bite out of dinner theater in Theater You Can Eat

In "The Toss Up," one of four lighthearted short plays about food being presented by the People's Theatre at the North Beach restaurant Peña Pachamama, a Cordon Bleu cooking team attempts to impress the judge of the annual Rabbit's Palate…
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Culture, Stage <i>Rent Boy Ave: A Fairy's Tale</i> confronts realities of urban life, '90s-style

Rent Boy Ave: A Fairy's Tale confronts realities of urban life, '90s-style

In recent years, any young musical-theater–impassioned composers or lyricists with aspirations for a Tony Award are obligated to try their hand at writing a hard-hitting urban rock opera — or, as has been increasingly the case lately, a parody of…
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Culture, Stage S.F. Playhouse's <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest</i> crams too many actors onto a small stage

S.F. Playhouse's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest crams too many actors onto a small stage

One of the most powerful aspects of live theater is its ability to make us sit through abnormal human behavior. When the recipe is right, the discomfort we feel while experiencing people behaving strangely or even psychotically onstage (like Shakespeare's…
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Culture, Stage Don Reed's <i>East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player</i> never totally finds its footing

Don Reed's East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player never totally finds its footing

There's something to be said for living life by the principle of balance. As a Libran, I'm a strong proponent of equilibrium. Whenever things get a little off-kilter, I tend to readjust by shifting my weight onto the other foot.…
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Culture, Stage Familiarity with Monty Python's movies doesn't breed fondness for <i>Spamalot</i>

Familiarity with Monty Python's movies doesn't breed fondness for Spamalot

If you grew up in the U.K. in the 1980s as I did, you grew up immersed in the world of Monty Python. At the age of 11, my friends and I would spend entire weekends glued to the telly,…
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Culture, Stage In <i>Krapp's Last Tape</i>, an old writer listens to his younger self

In Krapp's Last Tape, an old writer listens to his younger self

Alongside the deadly crime of uttering the word "Macbeth" within earshot of any actor, director, or stage manager involved in staging the legendarily cursed Scottish Play, external noise might be the contemporary theater scene's last taboo. Performers have been known…
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