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First Nighter: "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville," Richard Maxwell's "The Evening"

David Finkle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

With his prolific works Richard Maxwell gives the inescapable impression that he finds the niceties of theatrical production -- things like scripting, acting, design -- compromising. The more well crafted they are, the more removed they are from holding up the mirror to true life.

Attention: Sports Fans!

George Heymont | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Any form of corruption can taint a sport whose integrity is held sacrosanct in the eyes of its biggest fans. Two recent Bay area productions helped to shine a light on how difficult it can be to win simply on the basis of one's merit.

Does Enchantment Pour out of Every Door?

George Heymont | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If one were to look for unlikely social climbers in literature, one of the most obvious examples is Eliza Doolittle. The character created by George Bernard Shaw for 1912's Pygmalion was further immortalized in the 1956 hit musical, My Fair Lady.

Revisiting Baumol and Bowen

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

How to fill the gap between rising expenses and fixed earned income has been the challenge to every arts manager for centuries.