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Acclaimed play delves into ‘Scorched’ family history

The road to hell is paved with good conventions,” says the malapropian notary, Alphonse Lebel (David Strathairn), in a relatively lighthearted and seemingly inconsequential moment in Wajdi Mouawad’s, “Scorched,” which opened last week at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Yet nothing, no matter how lighthearted, can be taken
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This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists
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This week in arts

Film Readers know I have talked about “Melancholia” ad nauseum, but this Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco could be your last chance to see Lars von Trier’s spectacular film on the big screen. It’s kind of a trek, but witnessing “Melancholia” — which stars Kirsten
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Asian Explosion: theater festival showcases Asian American talent

The changing perceptions of Asian American identity are more relevant than ever, with the talk of the town dominated by Jeremy Lin’s rise to NBA stardom. And few events are more committed to promoting young Asian Americans in the performing arts than Magic Theatre’s Asian Explosion 2012 this past week
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Aurora Theatre adapts classic work to contemporary politics

Greed and corruption are currently at the center of American discontent. With occupations from Wall Street to UC Berkeley, our attitude towards wealth has become the forefront of daily political conversation. The Aurora Theatre’s latest play, “The Soldier’s Tale,” based on Igor Stravinsky’s 1918 musical work, continues this dialogue by
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