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Offering Solace to Strangers in Strange Lands

George Heymont | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Finding ways to communicate certain types of anguish to an audience is a constant challenge for playwrights and screenwriters.

Americana in Revival

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Bay area audiences recently had an opportunity to experience revivals of two celebrated works which, several decades after their world premieres, seem to have lost some of their appeal. Though something was missing at the core of each show.

Bay Area Local Arts Tie-Ins

George Heymont | Posted 10.12.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Much of the evening's success is due to Wilma Bonet's performance as Vieja. Short, squat, and filled with foreboding, the emotional and dramatic power of Bonet's nurse make the self-satisfied machismo of Creon and Jason seem downright puny.

San Francisco's Magic Theatre Triumphs with the West Coast premiere of The Lily's Revenge

George Heymont | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

A gifted playwright and performer with a powerful voice in print and song, Taylor Mac's "rolling premiere" of The Lily's Revenge opened at the Magic Theatre last week and is, without doubt, cause for celebration.