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    2013 Matchbox Reading Series: The 2013 Matchbox Readings Series, featurng four plays by four playwrights looking for creative and constructive criticism. The Invisible Play, by Christopher Chen, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.; The Taming, by Lauren Gunderson, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.;…
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    Film, "Deadfall": Boring Family Dramas Are All Alike

    "Deadfall": Boring Family Dramas Are All Alike

    Distinguished only by its fantastic ensemble cast — including Kate Mara and Treat Williams — Stefan Ruzowitzky's Deadfall just isn't manic enough to be memorable. The sleepy thriller follows a pair of psychopathic siblings, Liza (Olivia Wilde) and Addison (Eric…
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    Another Way Home: While visiting their son at summer sleepaway camp, middle-aged Jewish parents are compelled to question everything they thought they understood about their children, their marriage, and their true desires. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through Dec.…
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    Another Way Home: While visiting their son at summer sleepaway camp, middle-aged Jewish parents are compelled to question everything they thought they understood about their children, their marriage, and their true desires. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through Dec.…
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    Another Way Home: While visiting their son at summer sleep away camp, middle-aged Jewish parents are compelled to question everything they thought they understood about their children, their marriage, and their true desires. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through…
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    Another Way Home: While visiting their son at summer sleepaway camp, middle-aged Jewish parents are compelled to question everything they thought they understood about their children, their marriage, and their true desires. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through…
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    Culture, Stage Ten Must-See Spring Season Bay Area Plays

    Ten Must-See Spring Season Bay Area Plays

    Out of Sight Jan. 13-Feb. 13 at the Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), S.F. $15-$50; 800-838-3006 or www.themarsh.org. What's that? You say you didn't ask for a one-woman show about lesbians, Palestine, and juggling? Well, the Marsh is giving…
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    Culture, Stage Ten holiday shows to suit any mood or creed

    Ten holiday shows to suit any mood or creed

    Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead Berkeley Rep Originally conceived as a piece for narrator and orchestra, The Composer Is Dead proved hugely successful upon its world premiere with the San Francisco Symphony in 2006, eventually making its way to…
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    The Bonesetter's Daughter. When most of us in the West think of Chinese civilization, the word "epic" springs to mind. But unlike such recent operatic forays into chinoiserie such as Tan Dun's sprawling 2006 historical saga The First Emperor, novelist…
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    Red State. The San Francisco Mime Troupe's latest politically charged musical comedy tackles its worthy subject — citizens must hold government responsible for how their tax dollars are spent — with its usual cheeky pluck. Yet overall the show fails…
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    Dead Mother, or Shirley Not All in Vain. Like the ghost of an unpopular relative returning for a visit years after its demise, David Greenspan's surreal play is enjoying a belated — and totally transcendent — second coming at San…
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    Every Inch a King. This show, while sweet and mildly funny, doesn't live up to the capable talents of its actresses or writer and director Gary Graves. It's a slight affair, following the story of three grown daughters as they…
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    Hamlet: Blood in the Brain. Community-minded theater companies have long tried to reimagine Shakespeare's work in ever more meaningful ways. This collaboration between California Shakespeare Theater and Campo Santo follows that tradition. Developed through more than three years of community…
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    Our critics weigh in on local theater

    11th Annual Comedy Night at the Geary Geary Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Post Street Theatre, 450 Post (at Mason), 321-2900. Andronicus The Next Stage, 1620 Gough (at Bush), Trinity Episcopal Church,…
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    Culture, Encore Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Brundibar and Comedy on the Bridge. Berkeley Rep's one-act-opera double bill sugarcoats savage criticisms of society with fun, family-friendly stories. Featuring a cast of adults and around 30 children, Brundibar follows the fortunes of a penniless brother and sister as…
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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. In Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Maggie, the American theater canon's most desperate housewife, tries to persuade her depressed and frigid husband, Brick, to pull himself out of his drunken stupor long enough…
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    Culture, Encore Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

    The Philanderer. George Bernard Shaw's 1893 comedy seems, on the face of it, to be very much of its time: Dealing with a resolutely heterosexual love triangle among the rakish man about town, Leonard Charteris, a young widow, Grace…
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    Music, OK Then

    OK Then

    It is a dark and stormy night. I've always wanted to begin a column that way, but seriously, it is a dark and stormy night -- a Thursday night, to be precise, and about a hundred of us have gathered…
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    Antigone Falun Gong. Local playwright Cherylene Lee's new play shows a peaceable Falun Gong practitioner named "A" resisting the Chinese government after it jails (and possibly kills) her brother. She's identified with Antigone, the young Greek rebel against Creon's…
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    Send in the Clowns!

    In his mostly one-man show The First 100 Years, Geoff Hoyle plays Jack Proust, a once-famous music hall comic and silent film star living out his last years in an abandoned theater scheduled for demolition; Hoyle's daughter, Kailey, plays a…
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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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