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Digging Out The Backstory

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

On January 26, 1974, a group of dancers who had appeared in Broadway shows met at the Nikolaus Exercise Center where, at the invitation of Michon Peac...

Damaged Women, Damaged Lives

George Heymont | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

How does one counter such cretinous refusals to treat women with respect? When logic and legislation fail, one can try coating sexual education with a healthy dose of humor and/or sarcasm.

Meanwhile, Back at the Missing Persons Bureau

George Heymont | Posted 06.07.2016 | 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.

Death and the Dysfunctional American Family

George Heymont | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions by small theatre companies in Berkeley focused on fictional American families with more than enough misery to go around.

Humiliation, Family Style

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

As everyone knows, the 1960s was a time of great civil unrest, a subculture embracing hallucinogenic drugs, exuberant celebrations of free love and new music. However, at 1750 Stuart Street in Brooklyn, sounds of celebration and joy were few and far between.