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Entries by George Heymont from 05/2012

The Pirates of Penzance Sung in the Key of Aaaargh!

| Posted 05.03.2012 | Arts

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.37.35AM.jpg Over the years, Gilbert & Sullivan operettas have been subjected to all kinds of reinterpretation.

The Fine Art of Imbuing Motion With Meaning

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

2012-05-07-Screenshot20120507at9.24.50AM.jpgOne of the greatest send-ups of ballet can be seen in Fantasia. With its chubby-chasing zeal, Disney's comic treatment of the Dance of the Hours never fails to elicit laughs.

Around the World in Weighty Ways

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts

2012-05-10-Screenshot20120510at9.10.08AM.jpgIsamu Hirabayashi's animation short 663114 puts a fascinating twist on the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake, the tsunami and the core meltdown at the nuclear plant.

Fighting Back Against the Bullies

| Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts

Despite the tendency of many Americans to think that the whole world revolves around them, the phenomenon of bullying takes place in any society where power games lead to one person attempting to dominate another.

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

| Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts

During the recent San Francisco International Film Festival, two animated shorts stood so far above the others in terms of imagination, structure, and artistic brilliance that I was left speechless by their cinematic beauty.

Don't Miss FWD: Life Gone Viral!

| Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts

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Inner City Rhythms and Blues

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

As the cast of Tenderloin brings the show's characters to life, the nervous energy that is often found outside the theatre starts to seep inside its walls.

Two Young Playwrights Show Great Promise

| Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts

If any theater company's artistic director is looking to produce an evening of white-knuckle drama with a small cast, I can't recommend Sam Leichter's trilogy of short plays strongly enough. His writing is exquisite, his plotting meticulous, and his characters are unforgettable.

Backstage Dirt

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Arts

What are the actors thinking when they're required to break through the fourth wall?