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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With Michelle Haner About Her Play, <i>The Unheard of World</i>

Chatting With Michelle Haner About Her Play, The Unheard of World

Described as a "dark, eccentric fantasy," The Unheard of World, a theater piece by the French playwright Fabrice Melquiot, comes to Exit Theater courtesy of foolsFURY Theater Company. The show is currently underway and runs through Oct. 31. The Unheard of…
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Culture, Stage Yiddish Panorama

Yiddish Panorama

"Fall down get up," says Naomi Newman in her engaging one-woman variety show at Traveling Jewish Theatre and at the Julia Morgan in Berkeley. "That is one move: Fall down get up!" Newman plays herself, among other characters. Fall Down…
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The Party & Out at Sea

Slawomir Mrozek is a Polish satirist from the same generation as Stanislaw Lem, the great science-fiction writer. In spite of a long exile in the West (including the United States), Mrozek is almost unknown outside of Poland, and FoolsFury wants…
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Attempts on Her Life

The idea is interesting: 17 scenes about a mysterious woman approach her character using oblique, wildly different narrative styles. Her name is Annie, or Anya, or Ann. In "Mum & Dad," Annie's nervous parents talk about the sometimes-pornographic pictures she…
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Identity Crises

Most of us have seen a loved one or close friend act completely out of character -- Ozzy Osbourne making it through an entire episode of The Osbournes without profanities, for example. It makes you wonder how well you can…
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Midnight Brainwash Revival

In his director's note, FoolsFury's artistic director, Ben Yalom, compares 35-year-old New York playwright Kirk Wood Bromley to Shakespeare -- a postmodern Shakespeare, that is. Bromley's three-hour verse comedy, originally written for (and performed at) the turn of the millennium…
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Short Stage Reviews

The Illusion This production has nothing to do with the other Illusion that played a few months ago at New Langton Arts: The director of this one just figured he could stage a better show. Tony Kushner adapted Pierre…
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Consider the Possibilities The Possibilities. By Howard Barker. Directed by Ben Yalom. Starring Linda Ayres-Frederick, Janis DeLucia, Timothy Hull, and Tessa Zugmeyer. At the Next Stage, in the Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of Gough and Bush, through Dec.…
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