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    Backstage

    Theater Critics: Parasites or Paramours? What kind of small-minded sadist becomes a theater critic? After all, they make money ridiculing and judging the most overworked, underpaid artists on Earth. Are critics a loathsome species: gloating over their reserved seats and…
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    Half Full, Half Empty

    Of all Shakespeare's comedies, the rarely produced Measure for Measure is the most elusive. It seems to dangle before directors and critics like a glittering bauble, begging interpretation while resisting conclusive analysis. It promises all sorts of glory while remaining…
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    Shadow Plays

    Very little is more heartbreaking than the loss of a writer who showed every sign of growing into a major talent. Such was the case with John C. Russell, a New York playwright (whose Stupid Kids was produced by Smart…
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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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