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2008 Stories by Chris Jensen

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  • Also Playing

    published December 31, 2008

    Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party. The core conceit of Aaron Loeb's ambitious, hilarious, and dramaturgically hairy comedy is... More >>

  • Wrapping Paper Caper

    published December 24, 2008

    Wrapping Paper Caper isn't the sort of thing you can easily summarize, let alone criticize. The kid-friendly production at the Marsh is... More >>

  • Magic Holiday

    published December 24, 2008

    There are two types of magicians: those who can sell a good trick to a willing audience, and those who can hold a crowd in giddy awe. The... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published December 10, 2008

    The America Play. Set in "an exact replica of the Great Hole of History" — a Beckettian nowhere land — Suzan-Lori... More >>

  • No Parole

    published December 3, 2008

    If Pedro Almodóvar ever did a one-man show, it would probably be something like this. No Parole is part self-revelation and part... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published December 3, 2008

    Current Nobody. If you're going to rewrite The Odyssey, then Homer's epic should serve as a vital inspiration rather than... More >>

  • Naught Funny

    published November 26, 2008

    If you're going to rewrite The Odyssey, then Homer's epic should serve as a vital inspiration rather than a literary crutch. Melissa... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published November 19, 2008

    Blessed Unrest. CentralWorks' latest collaborative deals with the history and emotions of the environmental movement, as brought... More >>

  • Shining City

    published November 12, 2008

    A conventional ghost story would've been far less unsettling. Over the course of a few loosely plotted scenes, Shining City offers... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published November 12, 2008

    Angry Black White Boy. Adapted by hip-hop theater artist Dan Wolf from Adam Mansbach's novel (the playwright and the novelist... More >>

  • Rocky Horror Show so good it shuts up its audience

    published November 5, 2008

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show — released in 1975, dismissed by critics, and revived in the late '70s as a midnight movie —... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published October 22, 2008

    I'm Yours! Or: Deranged by Love. In Precarious Theatre's original production, it's all fun and games until people start singing.... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published October 15, 2008

    7 Beggars. I have no idea why Tim Barsky is not a huge household name; he is a megatalent. The Oakland-based Barsky is an... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published August 27, 2008

    Bad Habits.This is the inaugural production of new Bay Area–based theater company Square Mama. Its mission is to revive... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published August 20, 2008

    A Bowl of Rose Leaves. Imaginative Productions makes great use of its Studio 300 Theatre home, creating a interesting world where... More >>

  • Richard Louis James’ one-man homage to Quentin Crisp

    published August 13, 2008

    Writer and performer Richard Louis James' one-man show is a languorous homage to the gender-bending English raconteur Quentin Crisp. The show... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published August 13, 2008

    American Joe Despite being given life by the same DNA donors and being raised in the same household, siblings often grow into... More >>

  • Woman's Will offers capitalist critique for free

    published August 6, 2008

    It's tough to criticize free theater in the park, especially when the material in question is more adventurous than, say, Shakespeare's... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published July 30, 2008

    American Joe Despite being given life by the same DNA donors and being raised in the same household, siblings often grow into... More >>

  • Tartuffe

    published July 23, 2008

    The 17th-century comedy Tartuffe—probably the best-known of Molière's plays—was a controversial sensation in its day,... More >>

  • Buried Child muffled by flawed sound design

    published July 9, 2008

    Sam Shepard's Buried Child — which premiered at San Francisco's Magic Theatre in 1978 and won a Pulitzer the following year... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published July 9, 2008

    Oh My Godmother! This is a fun-loving and high-spirited take on the well-worn Cinderella story. There are still the fairy... More >>

  • Work Eats Home shorts set in the office

    published July 2, 2008

    Watching a series of one-act plays about life in corporate America might seem like a crappy way to wind down after a long week in, well,... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published June 25, 2008

    Franz Kafka's Love Life, Letters, and Hallucinations in Short Scenes with Live Actors. The long title essentially sums up the... More >>

  • Heist a Crow

    published June 18, 2008

    If the title causes you to tilt your head quizzically, just wait until you see the show. Sean Kelly's Heist a Crow is a self-consciously... More >>

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