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Chamber Works: When Less Is More

George Heymont | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Back when I was a small and extremely impressionable child, my father used to tell me bedtime stories about a little boy named Pinky, who was as small...

The Monster-Builder: Masterly Work By a Wicked Smart Playwright in Berkeley

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Her latest play, satiric, thought-provoking and very funny, considers human scale versus prize-winning buildings, pretension, preservation and power.

Looks Aren't Everything

George Heymont | Posted 08.02.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

How many times have you met someone whose first impression was so strong that you couldn't wait to learn more about them? All too often, the discovery process proved to be a fairly shallow and unsatisfying dig.

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.

Sweating Out a Surrealist Nightmare

George Heymont | Posted 04.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Do your nightmares make you feel like you've entered The Twilight Zone? Do you feel trapped in a surrealistic cesspool? You are not alone.