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2007 Stories by Nathaniel Eaton

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  • Also Playing

    published December 26, 2007

    Based on a Totally True Story. Halfway through New Conservatory Theatre's production about a young writer trying to navigate the... More >>

  • Lorraine Hansberry's Black Nativity is at its best when it's not taking itself too seriously

    published December 19, 2007

    There is nothing better than watching Bay Area blues singer Faye Carol, with her four-inch nails and bright blue eyeshadow, swaggering around... More >>

  • Cirque du Soleil's Kooza is its best show in years

    published December 12, 2007

    The last few Cirque du Soleil touring shows (Dralion, Varekai, Corteo) were so slick and so mass-marketed to general audiences that the... More >>

  • Based on a Totally True Story

    published December 5, 2007

    Halfway through New Conservatory Theatre's production about a young writer trying to navigate the temptation and disappointment of Hollywood,... More >>

  • Killing My Lobster: For the Very First Time

    published November 21, 2007

    I've got no shame in admitting I've always had big fat crushes on all the ladies of Killing My Lobster. They're hip, funny, and undeniably... More >>

  • Shocktoberfest 2007: Maker of Monsters

    published November 14, 2007

    It was intriguing to discover during the excellent recent revival of Sweeney Todd at the American Conservatory Theater that Stephen... More >>

  • Use Both Hands

    published November 7, 2007

    Audience members shouldn't be deterred by Sleepwalkers Theatre's don't-give-a-shit facade. The company prints its handwritten programs on... More >>

  • Cassandra at Mission Creek

    published October 24, 2007

    When I was a serious theater student in New York I did a lot of long exercises that involved rolling on the ground, bulging my eyes out, and... More >>

  • Benedictus

    published October 10, 2007

    If you read the newspapers with a discerning eye, you'll get the strong sense that we'll be at war with Iran in the very near future. If you... More >>

  • Marsh Theater's 'Countercoup' Takes Audience to Rehab

    published October 3, 2007

    Over the past 15 years, the Marsh has developed a very successful system of attracting solo artists or would-be performers to develop their... More >>

  • Sweeney Todd

    published September 19, 2007

    It was Stephen Sondheim's intention to simply write a dark, witty musical revenge fantasy in the tradition of the Parisian Grand Guignol, famed... More >>

  • Fringe Fest: & Billions More

    published September 12, 2007

    A black hole is going to suck up planet Earth. The entire population is going to die. These are humanity's last precious moments. Ripe Theater... More >>

  • Fringe Fest: Adventures of a Substitute Teacher

    published September 12, 2007

    In an attempt to change careers, and not necessarily change lives, Steve Karwoski naïvely left his job waiting tables to become a... More >>

  • The Rogue El Gato

    published September 5, 2007

    Last year playwright Shawn Ferreyra and his company, El Gato Del Diablo, produced a marvelous play called The Legendary and Fabulous Passion... More >>

  • Burning Man Diary

    published August 29, 2007

    For all you folks not headed out to Burning Man this year, we thought we'd show you a taste of what you're missing. Here are some excerpts from... More >>

  • The Big Voice: God or Merman?

    published August 15, 2007

    I have been reminded that it doesn't matter if you're gay or straight, if you're young or old, or if there's a fancy set or a bare stage — an... More >>

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    published August 8, 2007

    Who'd ever think the inside world of a small real estate office would contain such colorful dialogue as: "Ever take a dump that makes you feel you... More >>

  • And the Beat Goes On

    published June 27, 2007

    When the Summer of Love rolled through San Francisco in 1967, there was already a thriving counter-cultural literary scene going on. Why?... More >>

  • Notebooks From the Underground

    published June 27, 2007

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  • Special Forces

    published June 20, 2007

    From the outset it appears Special Forces wants to be taken seriously as a gritty modern-day war drama about a group of soldiers on a... More >>

  • Cryptogram

    published May 23, 2007

    A cryptogram is a text written in code and that's exactly what this play feels like. For 80 minutes playwright David Mamet weaves a repetitive and... More >>

  • The Water Engine

    published May 9, 2007

    This is a minor play by a major playwright and the reasons are obvious. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet penned this morality fable... More >>

  • DIVAfest Cabaret: Sassy & Seductive

    published May 2, 2007

    This short and sweet one-hour cabaret returns as part of the larger DIVAfest and is presented in the back room of the old Original Joe's Italian... More >>

  • Galáp

    published April 18, 2007

    Finishing up their season that started with the fringe hit 21/One — where the audience was moved around the city on a roving bus... More >>

  • Hypnodrome Head Trips

    published April 11, 2007

    It's a titillating concept to revive the Grand Guignol, the terror theater that ran for 65 years in Paris around the turn of the 20th century.... More >>

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