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    A couple of finely nuanced and touching performances aren't enough to hold together this three-hour-long play about guys in Hollywood trying to make sense of the near misses and outright failures of their lives. Christian Phillips and Scott Agar Jaicks…
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    Culture, Stage Pet Theory

    Pet Theory

    After an early-'70s trilogy of strong plays about Vietnam, David Rabe started to overreach in comedies about amusing lowlifes, like the half-employed actors in Hurlyburly. That saga of coke addiction and Hollywood foolishness clocked in at nearly three hours --…
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    Dead Zone

    Hurlyburly Directed by Anthony Drazan. Written by David Rabe, based on his play. Starring Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright Penn, Meg Ryan, and Chazz Palminteri. At area theaters. Because it revealed the coke-snorting, ego-fueled corruption of Hollywood in the…
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    Do No Harm

    While Jack Kevorkian is hauled into court again for helping a terminally ill patient commit suicide, and Oregon continues to debate an assisted suicide measure that has already seen two elections, a broad support base, and a handful of appeals,…
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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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