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2002 Stories by Karen Macklin

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  • Silent Night

    published December 18, 2002

    In a loquacious culture like ours, it's hardly a surprise that silent cinema has gone by the wayside. Unbeknownst to many, however, there's still... More >>

  • Shooting for the Moon

    published November 27, 2002

    If you've been following the news recently, you may be aware that strange things are being planned for the moon: There's talk of advertising up... More >>

  • Quilting Bee

    published October 30, 2002

    Non-sewers think of patchwork quilts as pretty textile hobbies or simple art projects, but African-American artist Faith Ringgold's intricate... More >>

  • Battle of the Big Tops

    published September 25, 2002

    In recent years, Montreal has become the birthplace of a new brand of theater called cirque nouveau -- a highly acrobatic, animal-free... More >>

  • Hairstory

    published September 18, 2002

    I half expected Theatre Rhino's season opener to be an updated or revisited version of that cool, hippied-out Broadway musical from the 1960s... More >>

  • My Dinner With Lunatique Fantastique

    published September 11, 2002

    You can expect a great deal of edible fare at this oddball puppet show, but don't be mistaken: Despite the event's title, the food isn't there for... More >>

  • An Irishman in Japan

    published September 11, 2002

    I'd never advise anyone to spend an evening washing down shots of Japanese sake with pints of Guinness. It's fusion, yes, but the thought of it is... More >>

  • Dust

    published August 28, 2002

    By the time most American female thespians graduate from puberty, they've already become all too intimate with the overproduced script of Our... More >>

  • True Confessions

    published August 28, 2002

    Based on its title, you'd think that "Let's Talk About Me" -- the trio of one-acts opening this week at Theatre Rhino -- would offer the... More >>

  • Beyond Therapy

    published August 7, 2002

    Tucked away in a little pocket of SOMA is a tiny theater with cinema-style seating. The site currently hosts a small company called One Heart... More >>

  • Augustine (Big Hysteria)

    published July 24, 2002

    The Shee Theatre Company makes a grand entrance into the San Francisco scene this week with English playwright Anna Furse's semibiographical... More >>

  • Of Mice and Men

    published July 17, 2002

    John Steinbeck would've been 100 this year, and in honor of the native Californian's centennial birthday Actors Theatre is doing Of Mice and... More >>

  • Quiet Riot

    published July 17, 2002

    Combining opera with silent theater may seem counterintuitive, but Theatre of the Silence, a radical troupe from Hong Kong, provides sound... More >>

  • 611 $upreme

    published June 26, 2002

    Unlike many of the new plays that regularly pop up around town, E. Hunter Spreen's 14-character foray into the modern worlds of politics and... More >>

  • Sweet 15

    published June 26, 2002

    Fifteen years ago, two local jazz musicians were having trouble getting their music produced. Francis Wong and Jon Jang soon discovered they were... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    published June 19, 2002

    The beauty of this marvelous tale about love, fairies, and natural aphrodisiacs is that you cannot see it too many times. Perhaps Shakespeare's... More >>

  • Not for the Wide World

    published June 12, 2002

    Putting prose onstage is never easy, but this co-production between Opening Night Productions and Women in Time is an admirable undertaking. A... More >>

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    published June 5, 2002

    Shakespeare at Stinson Beach's season opener, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), compresses all of ol' Willie's... More >>

  • Fat Men in Skirts

    published May 29, 2002

    Over the last few years, Nicky Silver's plays have been popping up all over the city -- and it's no mystery why: Although Silver hails from the... More >>

  • Misha and Company

    published May 29, 2002

    Let's face it: When we think of Mikhail Baryshnikov, we think primarily of his Cold War-inspired 1985 film White Nights, in which he and... More >>

  • Malambo

    published May 22, 2002

    Like much of South America, Argentina is home to two conflicting cultures: that of its various indigenous populations and that of the white... More >>

  • Virtual Reality

    published May 15, 2002

    Over the last five years, Jodi Lomask's Oakland-based dance company, Capacitor, has brought new meaning to the word "interdisciplinary."... More >>

  • Stones in His Pockets

    published May 1, 2002

    Through May 12 at the Curran Theatre, 445 Geary (between Mason and Taylor), S.F. Tickets are $34-59; call 512-7770 or visit www.bestofbroadway-sf.com. More >>

  • Quintessential Kushner

    published April 24, 2002

    Tony Kushner's newest play started making headlines well before it had its world premiere in New York back in December. The reasons why are... More >>

  • "Mr. Williams Pays a Call"

    published April 17, 2002

    Class Act Theatre offers an alternative for those who love Tennessee Williams but have read his play about a painfully shy girl and her tiny glass... More >>

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