Encore the Dragon

12 November, 2014 Theater No comments
Encore the Dragon

It’s your classic boy-meets-dragon love story. It’s also a stunning Bay Area introduction to the work of Baltimore-based playwright Jenny Connell Davis.

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Catholic Reform School Girls in Trouble

17 September, 2013 Theater 1 comment
Catholic Reform School Girls in Trouble

There have been a number of dramas exposing the abuse of “fallen” young women in the Magdalen Asylums of Ireland, such as the film The Magdelene Sisters or the play Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan that Wilde Irish did at Berkeley City Club in 2004. Monica Byrne’s new play What Every Girl Should Know takes place in a variant of that setting—this time it’s a Catholic reformatory in New York City circa 1914—but everything about it suggests that this is a very bad place where nothing good could possibly happen.

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About the Moon-a and the June-a

About the Moon-a and the June-a

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #23: As Always, Verismo Productions, March 13.

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