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    The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told

    A cautionary note: Playwright Paul Rudnick named this work after biblical lore; the title isn't meant to describe the play itself, although Fabulous is a very funny piece, staged simply by director George Maguire with a likable cast. Rudnick (Addams…
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    Culture, Stage Imports and Domestics

    Imports and Domestics

    In its first Bay Area visit in nearly a decade, Miami City Ballet gifted its audience with Jewels, a literally sparkling attraction among George Balanchine's many plotless dances. Against a simple black backdrop tattooed with a swirling constellation of…
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    Culture, Stage The Mulch Effect

    The Mulch Effect

    I have to confess that I've read Woyzeck more than once without completely understanding it, and going to see Wits End's production at the Fringe was no particular help. The brilliant fragments of an uncompleted play that Georg Buechner left…
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    City for Sale The Fourth of July crowd that fanned out over Dolores Park for the San Francisco Mime Troupe's opening clearly expected lefty musical satire, and with a few concessions to parity (snipes at the good guys, cutting observations…
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    Move It or Lose It

    Summerfest Dance/99 Various Bay Area dance companies. At Fort Mason's Cowell Theater, Marina & Buchanan, through July 25. Call 441-3687. You gotta love Summerfest Dance. After all, dismal financial prospects -- most recently, the loss of practice and performance space…
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    The Zoo Story As he did in the searing drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee approaches human frailty metaphorically in his 1959 one-act The Zoo Story. Characters reveal themselves by talking at each other, and conversations that begin…
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    Problem Play Problem Child. By George F. Walker. Directed by John Warren. Starring Barry Levine, Allyson Kulavis, Stephen Pawley, and Christina Augello. At the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy (between Mason and Taylor), through June 26. Call 673-3847. Writing about Problem…
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    Stonewall Jackson and Zora Neale Stonewall Jackson's House. By Jonathan Reynolds. Directed by Amy Glazer. Produced by the Eureka Theater. Starring Starla Benford, Ron Faber, Wanda McCaddon, Michael Keys Hall, and Rebecca Dines. At the Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson (between…
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    Dysfunction Junction The Dance of Death (Part One). By August Strindberg. Directed by Richard Rossi. Produced by the Aurora Theater Company. Starring Lee Ann Manley, Julian López-Morillas, Jennifer Davis, and Marvin C. Greene. At the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant,…
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    Gummed Up Gum. By Karen Hartman. Directed by Jean Randich. Produced by the Magic Theater. Starring Laura Flanagan, Esperanza Catubig, Aldo Billingslea, and Helen Shumaker. At the Magic Theater, Fort Mason Center, Building D, through May 23. Call 441-8001. Good…
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    Where the Wild Things Are "Animal Acts." Directed by Stephen Pelton. Performed by the Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, featuring Pelton, Private Freeman, and Katie Moremen. Music by Odile Lavault and Charlton Lee. At Z Space Studio, 1360 Mission (at 10th…
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    Info: Stage By Heather Wisner, Michael Scott Moore More Than Meets the Eye Paul Taylor Dance Company. At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard (at Third Street), through April 18. Call 392-4400. Wistful lovers, B-movie villains, religious…
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    Vive la vie Bohme Rent. By Jonathan Larson. Directed by Michael Greif. Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dean Balkwill, Trey Ellett, Erin Keaney, and others. At the Golden Gate Theater, 1 Taylor (at Golden Gate), through Aug. 1. Call 512-7770. Bang! Written…
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    Fasten Your Seat Belts Robert Moses' Kin. Directed by Robert Moses, with guest choreographers Alonzo King, Margaret Jenkins, K.T. Nelson, and Sara Shelton-Mann. At Theater Artaud, 450 Florida (at 17th Street), through March 14. Call 621-7797. The white-knuckle moments came…
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    Well-Aged Ailey Offers Visual Feast Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Directed by Judith Jamison. At Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft & Telegraph, UC Berkeley campus, through Feb. 28. Call (510) 642-9988. It's been 40 years since Alvin Ailey staged his first show,…
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    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow Giselle. Performed by Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Directed by Alicia Alonso. At Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus, Feb. 12-14. Cuban verve met European romanticism over Valentine's Day weekend in a production that injected vibrant new…
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    Theater of the Sensitive Hamlet. By Charles Marowitz. Directed by Jonathan Gonzalez. Starring Christina Augello, William Boynton, Val Hendrickson, Kurt Kroesche, and Cat Schalis-Thompson. At Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), through Feb. 27. Call 673-3847. Subject to Fits.…
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    Playing Politics Juno and the Paycock. By Sean O'Casey. Directed by Giles Havergal. Produced by the American Conservatory Theater. Starring Robin Pearson Rose, Charles Dean, Kathleen Kaefer, and Geoff Hoyle. At the Geary Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), through Feb.…
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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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    Three Women Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo. By Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Directed by Cris Cassell. Performed by Shelley Mitchell. At the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy (at Mason), through Nov. 21. Call 673-3847. Last year's Nobel Prize in…
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    Subterranean Homeless Blues The Lower Depths. By Maxim Gorky. Directed by Dennis Moyer. Starring Robert Elross, John Nolan, Joan Mankin, Oonagh Kavanagh, Johnny McMorrough, Da'Mon Vann, and John Robb. At Dance Mission, 3316 24th St. (at Mission), through Dec. 20.…
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    Mules and Women Mules. By Winsome Pinnock. Directed by Diane Wynter. Starring Dawn-Elin Fraser, Andrea Harris, and Tina Marie Murray. At the Magic Theater, Fort Mason, Building D, through Nov. 8. Call 441-8822. San Francisco theater suffers a severe dearth…
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    All's AIDS That Ends AIDS Pieces of the Quilt. By various authors. Directed by Colman Domingo. Starring Sean San Jose, Josh Jones, Scheherazade Stone, and DJ Fuze. Part of the Solo Mio Festival at the Magic Theater, Fort Mason, Sept.…
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    Past Perfect Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr. Browne: An Epic Farce About Death and Primitive Capital Accumulation in Five Scenes. Written by Tony Kushner. Directed by Ethan McSweeny. Starring Jonathan Hadary, Anika Noni Rose, Shelley Williams, Rod Gnapp, and…
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    Shakespeare in the Suburbs II Richard III. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Mark Booher. Starring David Ellenstein, Deanne Lorette, Lisa Paulsen, and Molly Mayock. At the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, Gateway Boulevard in Orinda, through Oct. 4. Call (510) 548-9666. Richard…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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