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    Culture, Stage The Fall of Man in Three Acts

    The Fall of Man in Three Acts

    An effective way to gauge how far civilization has progressed in the last 200,000 years since the species Homo sapiens first roamed the planet is to consider the evolving function of the living room rug. Neanderthals wore theirs to keep…
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    Culture, Stage Don't Dream It's Over

    Don't Dream It's Over

    Denis Johnson's fourth play, Psychos Never Dream, opens with a promising scene beside a grave. A man named Critter shovels dirt and hauls the wrapped body of his neighbor, Ken Hubbard, into a hole. His other neighbor, Floyd, surprises him…
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    Wheel of Fortune

    John Steppling has a reputation in L.A. as an edgy experimental playwright, but his newest script -- being world-premiered at Intersection for the Arts -- has no edge at all. As in Contagion, the last play he premiered at Intersection,…
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    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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    Ionesco's absurdist, anti-totalitarian fable about people turning into unthinking, individualistic rhinoceri has a better reputation than it probably deserves. (It's a pretty obvious conception.) Theater Rhinoceros and director Colman Domingo mount their namesake irreverently, turning it from a cautionary lesson…
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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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