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First Nighter: 'Uncle Vanya' Misfires in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

During the intermission after the first uneven two acts of the Pearl Theatre Company's Uncle Vanya revival, I remarked to my astonished but extremely tolerant friend that Anton Chekhov's writing shines through no matter what is done to it.

Triumph of the Will

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

This year, two plays that received their world premieres from Bay Area theatre companies offered audiences remarkable performances built upon stories of distraction and disability.

Letter From Paris: Other Conversations Coming Out of Iran

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

While Twitter and Facebook have been mentioned in the media for circumventing censorship, Iranians are turning to smaller networks as well, especially one where all the content is in English.