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    Noises Off

    Recent fans of Copenhagen who missed Michael Frayn's 20-year-old London hit Noises Off may not recognize their man. Copenhagen is a sober historical play about quantum physicists during World War II, trying to develop (or thwart) the atom bomb. Noises…
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    Alarms & Excursions

    Michael Frayn's latest farce, after the dead-serious Copenhagen, is as shallow as it is witty. It starts like a simmering pot of water: Four middle-class Londoners are trying to have a dinner party, but various household gadgets interrupt the conversation.…
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    Culture, Stage Give Till  It Hurts

    Give Till It Hurts

    Michael Frayn's Benefactors is nothing like the playwright's two most famous works, which are nothing like each other. Noises Off! is a wild, busy farce about an acting troupe; Copenhagen is a spare and stylized drama about Niels Bohr and…
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    Culture, Stage The Man Who Wasn't There

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    What is it with playwrights and scientists? The last three months have seen at least four plays in San Francisco spin metaphors from scientific theory: Dominant-Looking Males, Proof, Schrödinger's Girlfriend, and Copenhagen. The most illustrious -- but not the best…
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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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