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Bitch Slaps for Everyone

George Heymont | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Few performers could match Bea Arthur when it came to the art of the slow burn. Jack Benny could roll his eyes, inspect his fingernails, and shift his posture, but Arthur would stand rigidly onstage, glowering at one of her colleagues until the precise moment to strike had arrived.

OMG, That's So Gay!

George Heymont | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

The Bay area's oldest and largest gay theatre companies scored strongly last fall with shows that were custom made for gay audiences. One had previously been presented in 2012 at DIVAFest; the other was a raucous world premiere that made the most of a limited budget and the playwright's fertile imagination.

Taking Responsibility For Our Own Decisions

George Heymont | Posted 08.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Recently screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Tall As The Baobab Tree focuses on two young Senegalese women, Coumba and her 11-year-old sister, Debo, who are the first generation to leave their family's remote village in order to attend school in a nearby city.