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The Burial at Thebes An inventive adaptation of a classical drama -- with fantastic music January 18, 2006

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The Ice-Breaker

Sonia, a young woman wandering through the snows of Antarctica, stumbles upon a diary of intriguing geological findings that's detailed with emotion. The diary impacts Sonia's lifework and, years later, initiates her search for the scientist who authored it. Lawrence…
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A Perfect Ganesh

A graceful god, with rotund belly and bejeweled elephant headdress, dances onstage as Indian music carries subtle incense on the air. This plump god is Ganesh, "queller of obstacles," inviting us to follow two women to Bombay. With a clap…
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Gem of the Ocean

Written in 2003, but taking place in post-Emancipation Pittsburgh in 1904, the ninth in August Wilson's 10-play cycle examines freedom in a patchwork of touching stories. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright has created intriguing characters whose lives overlap in extraordinary ways.…
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Luna

A Celtic warrior and an Italian maiden unleash their memories, fears, dreams, and longings in this exploration of "inner landscapes." In some scenes, detailed masks transform the actors into the demons of nightmares and the angels of fantasies. At other…
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from okra to greens/a different kinda love story

One of the most prominent African-American arts institutions in the Bay Area has selected a challenging play to crown its season during Black History Month. The script of playwright Ntozake Shange's okra arouses the senses like vinegar-scented molasses. Tensions between…
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Take Me for a Ride ... Cute Girl!

Karole Langlois divulges her romantic foibles and triumphs amid the flirtatious energy behind the scenes at the Rhino, the world's longest-running queer theater. Langlois, who plays herself, takes us along on her quest to be more desirable -- or, as…
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Two Rooms

As the title suggests, Lee Blessing's riveting drama takes place in two rooms, undecorated except for the artistry of the four performers. Blindfolded in Beirut, Michael Wells (Jay Martin) is an American professor taken hostage, forced to endure solitude in…
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The Burial at Thebes

Collaborating with Rococo Risqué, the Quixote Project delivers another inventive adaptation of a classical drama produced by young theater artists. No need to brush up on your Greek mythology; the play opens with a comical recap of the genealogy that…
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Walking the Dead

A striking woman dressed in black greets arriving guests with formality. Her cordial reception is the first clue that we've bought tickets to a memorial service. The intimate room at the Berkeley City Club is infused with the awkward shuffling…
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Into the Woods

Peculiar woods lure familiar characters away from their dreariness to toy with magic and improve their lives. A Baker, his Wife, two Princes charming, Jack (of the lucky beanstalk), Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, a Witch, a Wolf, and…
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Nutcracker Nutz & Boltz

The stealthy players of Lunatique Fantastique unveil the secret lives of dusty odds and ends in this Nutcracker. During the show's single hour, stars materialize from kitchenware, clothing, and cleaning artillery to present E.T.A. Hoffman's story of Clara, her generous…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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