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1776 and the Perils of Historical Performance

Yesterday the federal government shut down, and in honor of the occasion I went to see a play about how our government almost failed to begin. I’m talking about 1776, a musical play about our Founding Fathers, finishing its last week at ACT. 1776 is one of those musicals you tell people you’re going to … Continue reading

A Free Play is Never Free

Live theatre involves an implicit contract between the performers and the audience: the performers bring entertainment, art, or an interesting performance, and the audience brings an open mind and the politeness to clap even if it sucks. Tonight I went with a poor unwitting Gabe to see a staged reading of In the Matter of … Continue reading

Hotel in Ohio (Or Why I Haven’t Been Blogging)

I started this blog with the grand notion that I would write several times a week, which has yet to happen although I assure you I have started several brilliant blog posts that are now dated because I waited a few days too long to post them. I do, however, have an excuse: in the … Continue reading

Abigail’s Party (review)

Have you ever sat in a theatre and listened to everyone else laugh and wondered what everyone else found so funny? Last night I saw Abigail’s Party, the last of my four-play package at San Francisco Playhouse. ‘Tis a pity it was so, for I enjoyed the other three performances. Abigail’s Party was something of … Continue reading