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Bits and Snatches

George Heymont | Posted 06.21.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Most of us, upon hearing the term amuse-bouche, instantly think of food. But in some situations I often think of programs which offer a collection of short plays as a long string of amuse-bouches. Some are tastier and have more heft than others; some have an almost ethereal appeal.

Meanwhile, Back at the Missing Persons Bureau

George Heymont | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two missing person mysteries recently took center stage in San Francisco. One was a contemporary drama making its debut as part of the National New Play Network's Rolling World Premiere program.

Hungry for Love

George Heymont | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

"Sing For Your Supper" was one of the many delights on a menu of nearly 50 songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart that were performed during 42nd Street Moon's recent musical salon (Thou Swell, Thou Witty!) dedicated to the legendary songwriting team.

Undeniable Labors of Love

George Heymont | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Politicians, warriors and self-important fools frequently fail to learn anything from the past. But for creative types, the past offers a wondrous portal which invites them to explore science and history (as well as the history of comparative religion, costume design, distant cultures and lots more).

The Right Girl in the Right Place at the Right Time

George Heymont | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Like many young men who were starting to embrace their homosexuality, I derived intense pleasure from one of the pictures near the back of the book in which an aging Belle Poitrine (Jeri Archer) looks up at the packed crotch of some faceless stud clad in a Speedo.

Some Like It Shot

George Heymont | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

ike weddings, theatrical events come in all shapes and sizes. For the audience, it's not always a question of getting what you paid for. Sometimes the experience is more about having reasonable expectations.

Class Acts

George Heymont | Posted 07.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

For me, watching a film or a live theatrical performance is a bit like making love. I'm often in the dark, unsure of the next move. Whether or not my hopes and expectations will match reality remains to be seen.