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    reOrient. What makes Golden Thread's collection of five short plays about the Middle East better than your average festival aimed at a Large Theme or Important Cause is the theatrical imagination with which the company approaches the various stories. In…
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    Culture, Stage The Not-So-Hot Seat

    The Not-So-Hot Seat

    Is it just me, or are new plays getting shorter? It's a truism that life seems to accelerate with age, so perhaps that explains why on so many occasions lately I've left the theater feeling as if I'd only just…
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    Culture, Stage Working It Out

    Working It Out

    If it weren't for the fact that The Typographer's Dream is advertised as a play, you'd be forgiven for thinking you had mistakenly stumbled on a high school career fair upon taking a seat in the airy Thick House auditorium.…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Professional Appearances

    Professional Appearances

    Most people go to work every day and do their thing. Some love their thing, some hate it. But how many of us stop to consider how that thing affects others? In some professions, the consequences are clear and immediate:…
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    Culture, Stage

    Thursday

    Why is it called Thursday? That's the funniest mystery in Adam Bock's mysterious new play about a gay man snubbed by his boyfriend and a faded TV star snubbed by her hometown. The set shows a pure white interior of…
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    Culture, Stage Silly Sooth

    Silly Sooth

    This world premiere of an absurd little comedy by Adam Bock was supposed to be the Shotgun Players' shining graduation from 10 years of nomadic theater into a new life as a troupe with an address, an established company with…
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    Culture, Stage

    Five Flights

    Adam Bock's funny new play is broken into five parts, or "flights," like a Russian ballet -- Narrative, Vision, Mad Scene, Conclusion, and A Little Dance -- but most of the action takes place during the Narrative section, which is…
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    Culture, Stage

    Stage Capsule

    Adam Bock's comedy of love and danger gets a dream production from the Shotgun Players and director Kent Nicholson. Carla Carla (Dawn-Elin Fraser) and Donna (Katie Bales) are considering a commitment ceremony, but Donna's got to give up smoking first.…
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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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