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Community pride without prejudice in Austen adaptation

If it isn’t already, it should be a truth universally acknowledged that community theater is awesome. Local theater companies increase accessibility to the arts by giving people, young and old, an opportunity to participate in theater as actors, tech crew members, volunteers and audience members — all at a reasonable
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Wolves (Ryan McCrary and Jeffrey Brian Adams) meet Little Red Ridinghood (Corinne Proctor) in the woods.

‘Into the Woods’ fails to enchant at SF Playhouse

For the past two summers, the folks at San Francisco Playhouse have entertained and delighted theater-goers with freshly reimagined takes on the works of Broadway composing legends Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. This summer, they’re giving us Sondheim — and if you know anything about musical theatre, you know
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‘Pansy’ hooks audience with ’90s club kid culture

“Pansy” has returned to Neverland just in time for Pride at the LGBT playhouse, the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. Evan Johnson, an artist-in-residence with the theater’s Emerging Artist Program, stars in this one-man show inspired by J. M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan.” In contemporary San Francisco, a young
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Revealing universal truths in play ‘Wittenberg’

In some beautifully strange parallel universe, Doctor Faustus tempted Martin Luther to condemn the papacy. Both men, as professors at University of Wittenberg, mentored Prince Hamlet — compounding the brooding young man’s internal conflicts. This is life in “Wittenberg,” which seamlessly integrates the stories of “Hamlet” and “Doctor Faustus” into
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