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    Culture, Stage Dead Language Society

    Dead Language Society

    Yiddish, in the perception of today's popular culture, often seems to be an odd collection of endearment terms (bubbe, mensch) and, of course, a fun collection of complaints and insults (kvetch, bubkes, schmuck, feh!). Many words have slipped into everyday…
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    Culture, Stage Rebirth of a Classic

    Rebirth of a Classic

    It took an obscure article about a Yiddish-language production of Death of a Salesman written more than half a century ago in a niche publication to draw Traveling Jewish Theatre to the classics. "What one feels most strikingly is that…
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    Culture, Stagecap

    Family Alchemy: Malamud & Paley Stories on Stage

    In order for theater to deliver on its rarely achieved promise of a transcendent live experience that no television show or movie can rival, all the disparate elements of a production must magically fuse together. This doesn't happen often, but…
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    Calendar, Kid Stuff Just Plain Loony

    Just Plain Loony

    THURS 12/18 Sure, mocking dumb people is a laugh riot, but such humor has a way of edging into mean-spiritedness. That's why Moonwatcher: Return to Chelm for Chanukah is such a delight. Traveling Jewish Theatre's silly-but-sweet puppet-filled holiday musical extravaganza…
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    Culture, Stage Mulishly Good

    Mulishly Good

    The title God's Donkey refers to the burdens Moses took on as deliverer of the Jews. The self-exiled young Egyptian with a stutter -- in Corey Fischer's brief but marvelous show -- becomes an eloquent prophet and wizardly scourge of…
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    Culture, Stage

    Opening to You

    Director Corey Fischer's sleek experiment with a series of new Psalm translations by Norman Fischer (no relation) is a patchwork of music, storytelling, movement, and song. In a cold, modern office, with glass desks suspended from cables covered in useless…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Shooting for the Moon

    Shooting for the Moon

    If you've been following the news recently, you may be aware that strange things are being planned for the moon: There's talk of advertising up above, colonizing, even buying and selling parts of it to willing consumers. But what would…
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    Culture, Stage


    A biblical anecdote with a twist, A Traveling Jewish Theater's Isaac is tremendously relevant. Based on the Old Testament tale in which a man's utter devotion to God leads him to perform a most ungodly act, David Schulner's play, albeit…
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    Culture, Stage

    God's Donkey

    A Traveling Jewish Theater's reimagining of the life of Moses proves a true evening of contemporary sacrament (unlike, say, Corpus Christi). Director Corey Fischer and performers Eric Rhys Miller and Aaron Davidman collaborate with composer Daniel Hoffman (who plays violin,…
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    Calendar, Night&Day


    wednesday december 4 Under Construction Built around a metaphor that would make Bill Clinton proud, the exhibit "Bridges: A Collaborative Project" attempts to span the chasms between culture, class, ethnicity, and ideology through contemporary art. The gaps between humanity and…
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    Culture, Stage

    Aisle Seat

    The Challenge A Traveling Jewish Theater is the lucky winner of a $150,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts -- money that will help support the next three seasons at the company's new home, Project Artaud in…
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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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