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    Culture, Stage

    Los Big Names

    From Heather Gold's I Look Like an Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie to Colman Domingo's A Boy and His Soul, the San Francisco theater scene has been awash of late with quirky and well-conceived solo shows by gay…
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    Culture, Stage Soul Survivor

    Soul Survivor

    There's something weirdly Nick Hornby about Colman Domingo's autobiographical solo show, A Boy and His Soul. The flamboyant African-American Philadelphia native, with his penchant for ballet dancing and toned pectorals, might have as much in common with the pasty, cynical,…
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    Calendar, Night&Day

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Juan Carlos Desanzo's Polaquito is based on a story ripped from Argentine headlines: A young street singer falls in love with a prostitute and actually tries to help her. (Somehow, here in the United States, filmmakers…
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    Culture, Stage

    The Winter's Tale

    Lisa Peterson's new production of The Winter's Tale at the California Shakespeare Festival does so many things right it's hard to understand why the show as a whole falls flat. L. Peter Callender is a riveting, dignified king of Bohemia,…
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    Culture, Stage

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The beauty of this marvelous tale about love, fairies, and natural aphrodisiacs is that you cannot see it too many times. Perhaps Shakespeare's most visually compelling work, complete with lush forest settings and sprightly mythological creatures, A Midsummer Night's Dream…
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    Culture, Stage

    Rhinoceros

    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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    Culture, Stage

    Stage

    Ira Glass' Radio Roadshow Solo Mio and Climate Theater present This American Life, Live. Hosted by Ira Glass, with Anne Lamott, David Sedaris, and Sarah Vowell. At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard (at Third Street), May 29.…
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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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