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    Blood Simple: Plebotomist goes for the neck

    Phlebotomist Ian Sedigh may not be as familiar to readers as crime-lab rogue Deborah Madden, but he's notorious among some defense attorneys and prosecutors. Sedigh works for Arcadia Health Care, the company contracted by the San Francisco Police Department to…
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    Aisle Seat

    Tempestuosity Shakespeare is no easy thing for post-Stanislavskian actors. If he's not giving them unmotivated evil -- think Othello or The Winter's Tale -- there's the problem of characters whose speeches are wildly uncharacteristic; recall Gertrude's poetic description of the…
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    Power Stirring

    Early in the first scene of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia (now in its West Coast premiere in a splendid ACT production directed by Carey Perloff), a brilliant 13-year-old observes to her youthful tutor, "You cannot stir things apart." Thomasina (Tina Jones)…
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    What the Future Holds

    August in New York. Early morning 80-degree temperatures that swiftly rise to the upper 90s. Sweltering subway platforms and inadequately air-conditioned trains. Wilting trees in a surprisingly green Central Park -- its lawns are being carefully reseeded -- and everywhere…
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    Carey Nation

    Carey Perloff was running a risk, and it scared her. Well into May, the artistic director of American Conservatory Theater had not yet secured rights to Arcadia, the latest Tom Stoppard sensation playing London and New York, which she had…
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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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