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Culture, The Exhibitionist Argument Goes on Too Long in <i>Blue/Orange</i>

Argument Goes on Too Long in Blue/Orange

Set in a London psychiatric hospital, Blue/Orange is basically a 2½ hour debate between two psychiatrists over the diagnosis and fate of a patient who might be schizophrenic, might be the son of a ruthless African dictator, or, simply, might…
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"Humor Abuse": A Son Remembers the Pickle Family Circus

For some of us, the allure of running away with the circus, traveling in gypsy vans, living in backstage tent cities, and clowning around is but a dream, a Fellini movie. For Lorenzo Pisoni, literally born into San Francisco's Pickle…
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"Let Me Down Easy": Theater Review

Anna Deavere Smith is a revelation on the Berkeley Rep stage. She's an accomplished actress with lead roles in West Wing and Nurse Jackie, and profoundly skilled storyteller and mimic. She spent a decade interviewing hundreds of people (a rodeo…
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Calendar, Night&Day Seeing Life on the Road to Death

Seeing Life on the Road to Death

Anna Deavere Smith is a revelation in Let Me Down Easy. She’s an accomplished actress with lead roles in West Wing and Nurse Jackie, and profoundly skilled storyteller and mimic. She spent a decade interviewing hundreds of people (a rodeo…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Boxcar Theatre's <em>Little Shop of Horrors</em> Feeds Us Wicked Fun

Boxcar Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors Feeds Us Wicked Fun

Little Shop of Horrors Through June 26 at Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma (at 6th), SF. $20-50; 776-1747 www.boxcartheatre.org. For this production of the campy classic, the inventive Boxcar Theatre converts their entire space, including lobby and outdoor façade, into…
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Calendar, Night&Day Feed Me!

Feed Me!

For this production of the campy classic Little Shop of Horrors, the inventive Boxcar Theater converts its entire space, including lobby and outdoor facade, into a skid row flower shop. The opening number, complete with a live accordion brass band,…
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The Busy World Is Hushed. It's immensely satisfying to witness a well-reasoned theological debate without heavy-handed hysterics. Keith Bunin's rigorous and enjoyable play is just that, an examination of the essence of Jesus and the reality of faith, plus homosexuality…
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"The Busy World Is Hushed": Theater Review

It's immensely satisfying to witness a well-reasoned theological debate without heavy-handed hysterics. Keith Bunin's rigorous and enjoyable play is just that, an examination of the essence of Jesus and the reality of faith, plus homosexuality and the family itself. Episcopal…
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Ruined. According to Berkeley's Rep's press release, Lynn Nottage's play is an "intense and important tale" about "important issues," and "you'd better listen." The script won a Pulitzer, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie, and a dozen other honors. It's…
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Ruined. According to Berkeley's Rep's press release, Lynn Nottage's play is an "intense and important tale" about "important issues," and "you'd better listen." The script won a Pulitzer, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie, and a dozen other honors. It's…
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Ruined: Theater Review

According to Berkeley's Rep's press release, Lynn Nottage's play is an "intense and important tale" about "important issues," and "you'd better listen." The script won a Pulitzer, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie, and a dozen other honors. It's about…
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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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