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    Not Disoriented

    Who’s the biggest diva at ReOrient, the 10-year-old Middle Eastern theater festival? The monthlong fest of short plays features some sweepingly grand talent among its many playwrights. Is it Betty Shamieh, revered Arab-American author of Tamam? MacArthur Fellows (also known…
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    Culture, Stage Edna O&#146;Brien&#146;s <i>Tir</i> <i>na</i> <i>n&Oacute;g</i> Loses Its Magic

    Edna O’Brien’s Tir na nÓg Loses Its Magic

    Since I attended the world premiere of Edna O'Brien's new play, Tir na nÓg, at the Magic Theatre last week, Chris Smith has been on my mind. Smith, who is leaving the venerable 41-year-old S.F. company this season after just…
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    Set during the Crusades and based on much conjecture, Betty Shamieh's play tells the story of a Muslim woman who changed the course of history. Alia (Nora el Samahy), a beautiful yet crippled noblewoman, is forced to employ the strategic…
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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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