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Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Tuesdays can be slow nights for culture in S.F., but not for Venue 9; the group has had little problem filling its seats on that night ever since Women's Workstarted in 1996. The brainchild of producer Mary Alice Fry, the bi-monthly series of live performance exposes work by up-and-coming female performers to larger audiences while channeling talent into the annual Women on the Way Festival. Some highlights of tonight's show are Rebecca Pappas' Aqua, a foreboding, athletic modern dance piece for a quartet, inspired by the sulfur pits at Lassen National Park; and excerpts from Like a Christmas Tree, Etel Adnan's play about an American and an Iraqi imprisoned together in Baghdad. Showtime is 8 p.m. (it runs through March 25) at Venue 9, 252 Ninth St. (at Folsom), S.F. Admission is $8-$10; call 289-2000 or visit www.venue9.com.

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