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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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Calendar, Night&Day war is peace, & ignorance is strength

war is peace, & ignorance is strength

Written more than 60 years ago, George Orwell's 1984 is undoubtedly one of the most visionary novels of the 20th century and is one of those rare books that becomes more relevant with the passing of time. (We need…
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Calendar, Night&Day Relevant After 400 Years

Relevant After 400 Years

Plato was among many to observe that art imitates reality. He also was among many who’ve advocated that art -- especially poetry and drama -- should be severely censored for the good of the people. The fear that art depicts…
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Too Big to Fail

Theatrically speaking, Too Big to Fail is as solid as anything you'll see in the Bay Area this summer. The newest production from the Tony Award–winning S.F. Mime Troupe —now in its 50th season — features a disciplined and spirited…
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Calendar, Night&Day Politics in the Park

Politics in the Park

For decades, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has been offering brainy commentary on the state of the nation, sans the snark that often passes itself off as political theater. And no, the players don't deliver their lines in monochromatic muteness…
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Culture, Stage But Now I See

But Now I See

On a trip to the South a few months ago, I visited the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis to hear the Rev. Al Green preach. Like about half the congregation, I was more interested in watching the R&B legend…
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