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Adrift, Bothered and Bewildered

George Heymont | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

The Late Wedding is frequently funny, disturbing, and poignant, but can also be confusing and lack focus. I would, however, urge people to see Chen's play for the opportunity to experience the stunning unit set designed by Melpomene Katakalos.

When a Body Needs a Body

George Heymont | Posted 01.30.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

"Have we got a corpse?" I suppose that's the first question asked in certain types of police procedurals. And, of corpse, if there is one, the next question is "Whodunit?" These questions and many more lie at the core of two recent Bay area premieres.

Give Them an 'E' For Effort

George Heymont | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Despite what some people think, storytelling is very much an acquired skill. Not everyone does a good job of it. Some folks are incapable of even launching a narrative.

Desperate Dykes and Dirty Politics

George Heymont | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two of 2013's Bay area productions dealt with self-serving politicians who would do whatever it takes to win an election and, by extension, the ruthless enablers who pave their way to public office.

Chain Mail Is Back in Style (PHOTOS)

George Heymont | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Forget Dorothy Gale's awed amazement at encountering lions and tigers and bears. When you've got whips and chains, and Eleanor of Aquitaine at your fingertips, who could ask for anything more?