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    What's up with Hilde Wangel? No matter how hard I try, I just can't get my head around Henrik Ibsen's most elusive female character. I mean, Nora from A Doll's House and Rosmersholm's Rebecca West have their peculiarities, but at…
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    In 1987, French-Senegalese writer Marie Ndiaye published a 100-page novel comprising a single sentence. Ndiaye's first work for the stage, Hilda, receiving its American premiere at ACT (translated by Erika Rundle), is essentially a play for a single actor masquerading…
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    Cooking With Elvis

    This new farce by British playwright Lee Hall was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe four years ago, and seems to have nothing to do with Billy Elliot, Hall's more famous screenplay. A precocious and unbalanced 14-year-old named Gillian obsesses…
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    Dutchman and Desdemona

    Imamu Amiri Baraka's 1964 fable about the violence resulting from white appropriation of black culture is probably more an important play than it is good theater. Director John Warren achieves some nice effects in this Bare Bones Theater production: a…
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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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