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Wily West Productions

Terror With a Twist

George Heymont | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

How does one tell a contemporary horror story if one's audience can't see the monster? What if the audience is gathered in a 50-seat theatre with no possibility of elaborate scenic effects?

Missions Impossible

George Heymont | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Explorers come in all shapes and flavors. From the Vikings to the Spanish conquistadors; from the Portuguese to the English, those with restless souls who craved adventure found it difficult to resist a challenge.

When Chaos Theory Becomes All Too Real

George Heymont | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two films screened at the 2014 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival reminded me of the old saying which claims that "When man plans, God laughs."

Beware Your Fantasy: It Might Just Come True!

George Heymont | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Fairy tales, short stories, and playlets have a way of infecting the imagination to produce new variations on age-old themes. In June, Wily West Productions joined forces with the Playwrights Center of San Francisco to present Sheherezade 14, an evening of short plays written by local playwrights and directed by Wesley Cayabyab and Amy Crumpacker.

Lovers Behaving Badly

George Heymont | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Deviations from previously-perceived norms can lead to increased passion, kinkiness, and excitement (as well as confusion about roles and responsibilities that were once strictly defined by gender). Such relationships also open up the door for writers to have a field day with mistaken identities and increased levels of dramatic tension.

Dressed for Distress

George Heymont | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Often, when we envision a damsel in distress we imagine characters like the protagonist of the 1914 silent film serial entitled The Perils of Pauline, Lois Lane hoping to be rescued by Superman, or the beefy Belle Rosen demonstrating her swimming technique in 1972's The Poseidon Adventure.