Sex and Death

16 November, 2013 Theater No comments
Sex and Death

Sometimes, no matter how avant-garde a play’s language or structure may be, it can be reduced to a simple thesis statement. Basil Kreimendahl’s Sidewinders, for example, now premiering with the Cutting Ball Theater, boils down to “Binary gender distinctions are overrated.” And Diana Amsterdam’s Carnival Round the Central Figure, produced by Symmetry Theatre Company at Live Oak Theatre, declares in no uncertain terms that people should accept death as part of life and not pretend it isn’t happening.

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Zombie Jamboree

Zombie Jamboree

We always knew this day would come. Suddenly, zombies are everywhere, oddly concentrating their infestation on small theater companies in San Francisco’s theater district. The good news is that if the plays they’re in are to be believed, they seem to be mostly harmless.

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