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Aspects of Love

George Heymont | Posted 11.01.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Romance is all well and good as a source of artistic fodder. But the love of a father or mother for their children is presumed to be unconditional. What happens when a parent receives a stunning challenge regarding their child or delivers a startling ultimatum to their offspring? Complications quickly ensue.

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

George Heymont | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Directed by Mark Kenward, the performance that I attended at the 2014 San Francisco Fringe Festival of Caggiano's new monologue felt like a crash landing that kept passing through a series of green spotlights as it bumped and lurched down an ill-fated runway.

Silence Is Not Always Golden

George Heymont | Posted 08.30.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A charming six-minute short film by Chaitanya Gopinath titled Lunch with Yoshi (which was screened during the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival) follows a blind woman around Bangkok as she shops, rides the city's mass transit, and prepares lunch for a visiting friend.

Bed, Betrayal and Beyond

George Heymont | Posted 11.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions brought the rights of women into sharp focus by showing audiences societies in which women had little or no rights.

A Brilliant New Twist On Shakespeare

George Heymont | Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

A sophisticated, intelligent new variation on Shakespeare's play received a rousing world premiere at the California Shakespeare Theater in a brilliant production conceived, written, directed, and composed by Amanda Dehnert.

At A.C.T., The Family That Plays Together Doesn't Always Stay Together

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

"Home" is a loaded word. For many people it evokes memories of warmth, nostalgia, safety, and security. For others, the home in which they grew up may...