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Left Coast Theatre Company

If These Walls Could Only Talk

George Heymont | Posted 05.12.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Nearly 50 years have elapsed since Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, The Boys in the Band, had its premiere at Theatre Four on April 14, 1968. The f...

San Francisco Treats

George Heymont | Posted 11.22.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

October offered me a chance to attend back-to-back productions by two favorite Bay area community theatre groups. One is a relatively young group; the other was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Both companies offered audiences a whopping good time.

We Are Family

George Heymont | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

From Queer as Folk to Will & Grace, from Transparent to Modern Family, Americans have been exposed to LGBT people who know who they are, are not necessarily begging for acceptance, and no longer feel doomed. The writers whose works are featured in #WTFamily have taken that premise and applied their imaginations to it with surprisingly cogent results.

Short Takes

George Heymont | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether one chooses to think of them as the dramatic equivalent of dim sum, the theatrical version of tapas, or the documentary field's offering of donut holes, short plays and films have a dynamic all their own.

If These Walls Could Talk

George Heymont | Posted 08.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

One often hears people mutter "If those walls could talk, I'll bet they'd have stories to tell." This concept has great appeal to playwrights and producers who are looking to keep their budget for scenery within reason and have a series of short plays to showcase over the course of an evening.

Musings, Music, and Monologues

George Heymont | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

There I was, trying to find a hook that could unite my thoughts about curious solo turns when I came across a headline on The Huffington Post that screamed: "Watch: Justin Bieber Pukes Onstage."