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Entries by George Heymont from 10/2012

Meanwhile, Back at the Cult of the Clitoris

| Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts

Few people would deny Eve Ensler credit for the impact she has had on women's lives around the world. It's easy to understand why Newsweek named Ensler as one of its "150 Women Who Changed Our World."

Esprit de Corpse

| Posted 10.07.2012 | Arts

2012-10-07-heymont.jpg Every body needs a buddy. That buddy may come in the form of a coroner who is totally dedicated to his work or a mortician who loves the smell of formaldehyde.

That Old-Time Religion Gets a Facelift

| Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts

The deftness with which Charley Lerrigo has turned the assumptions and expectations of contemporary Christians upside down and inside out is a joy to behold, not only for his theatrical craft but for his brilliant use of character development.

Real Men Perform Monologues

| Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts

Three of the manly monologues performed at the 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival focused on masculinity issues that folks like Mitt Romney would much prefer to discuss "in quiet rooms" (if at all).

Mud Will Be Flung

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts

Whether sitting on Hamlet's face or waving their grotesque cloth phalluses at the audience, nothing is too rude or scatological for these two "anti-clowns." You Killed Hamlet is the kind of theatrical event which good friends tell each other "You just had to be there."

Musings, Music, and Monologues

| Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts

There I was, trying to find a hook that could unite my thoughts about curious solo turns when I came across a headline on The Huffington Post that screamed: "Watch: Justin Bieber Pukes Onstage."

When Virgins Decide

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts

This fall the San Francisco Opera revived its 1997 production of Rigoletto. Featuring Michael Yeargan's handsome sets (inspired by Giorgio de Chirico) and Constance Hoffman's impressive period costumes, the opera has been double cast to gain maximum stage time.

Coming to America

| Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts

While many conservatives whine "I want my country back," they forget that America's strength has always been built on the backs of immigrants (like their very own ancestors). People from every corner of the globe have looked to America as "the land of opportunity."

Who's Crazy Now?

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts

Which messenger from an alternate universe would you prefer to hear from? A ghost who walks at midnight or a suburban nut job who tried to assassinate the President of the United States?