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When Chaos Theory Becomes All Too Real

George Heymont | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two films screened at the 2014 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival reminded me of the old saying which claims that "When man plans, God laughs."

Beware Your Fantasy: It Might Just Come True!

George Heymont | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Fairy tales, short stories, and playlets have a way of infecting the imagination to produce new variations on age-old themes. In June, Wily West Productions joined forces with the Playwrights Center of San Francisco to present Sheherezade 14, an evening of short plays written by local playwrights and directed by Wesley Cayabyab and Amy Crumpacker.

Acute Body Transformations and Life Changing Events

George Heymont | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

During the recent San Francisco Olympians Festival, two new works focused on what can happen when Greek gods decide to experiment with gender. These world premieres proved to be both fascinating and occasionally hilarious.

Black Box Revolution

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In some ways, live theater is like mold. It develops in an opportunistic fashion, spreading and growing stronger over time. A perfect example of this process is becoming more visible in San Francisco in the area being touted as the new Central Market Arts District.