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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Phaedra's Love</em>: The Greek Myth Gets a Raunchy and Paunchy Reimagining

Phaedra's Love: The Greek Myth Gets a Raunchy and Paunchy Reimagining

Do It Live!'s production of Phaedra's Love opens with a portrait of putrefaction. So copious are the stage's dirty laundry, pizza boxes, and partly finished bags of cereal that towers have sprouted from the undergrowth. At the center of…
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Sorry, we can't get all crazy for Jump! Theatre's 4.48 Psychosis

Pity playwright Sarah Kane. Not because she committed suicide, nor because she did so shortly after writing 4.48 Psychosis, a play about mental illness and suicide. Pity Kane because her tragic demise has led many a small, well-meaning theater company…
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Culture, Stage Dirty Business

Dirty Business

Let's talk about sex. There's a lot of it about in the theater -- onstage, I mean; I'm not talking about what goes on out back -- and it's rarely got anything to do with the dull stuff that occurs…
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Calendar, Night&Day Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

The title of Sarah Kane's play 4.48 Psychosis is supposed to signify the moment in the morning when humans have the most clarity -- and are thus most likely to commit suicide. Kane didn't die at 4:48 a.m., but five…
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Black Like Us Afro Solo. Performance fest organized by Thomas Robert Simpson. At the ODC Performance Theater, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), Aug. 21-24. Call 346-9344. The fourth annual Afro Solo Festival consisted of four very different days and nights,…
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wednesday august 20 Fly Girl "I'm half Latina, half lesbian, and I don't like labels," offers comedian Marga Gomez on her first comedy album, Hung Like a Fly. The introduction is hardly necessary at Josie's, where Gomez recorded the album…
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