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    Culture, Stage Mom's the Word

    Mom's the Word

    When women behave badly on stage, more often than not, it's because they don't have children. In Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Martha overcompensates for her childlessness by haranguing her husband, flirting with her guests, and drinking herself…
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    Culture, Stage Flirting With the Times

    Flirting With the Times

    "There is a disease to which plays as well as men become liable with advancing years," wrote George Bernard Shaw in the preface to his early comedy The Philanderer (1893). "In men it is called doting, in plays dating. The…
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    Culture, Stage

    Beautiful Child

    The other day I experienced a sensation that I constantly seek, but don't often find, at the theater: the feeling of being picked up, turned upside down, and vigorously shaken by the ankles. Nicky Silver's Beautiful Child is an overwhelming…
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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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