Forget Leap Day – it’s Purim, biotch!

Mar 01

Forget Leap Day – it’s Purim, biotch!

The year always goes by so quickly. March 7 and 8 – next week, people – is Purim already. Where does the time go?

If you haven't made your festive Purim plans, you should go see The Whole Megillah 2: Uncut, a co-production of The Hub at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster. For a second year, the Lobsters, with help from The Hub's Dan Wolf, lampoons all things Purim while adhering to the Purim tradition of telling tales from the Book of Esther, otherwise known as the Megillah.

I interviewed Wolf and Lobster Creative Director Andy Alabran for a story in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the story here.

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Catwoman’s `Journey,’ `Angry’ keeps going

Nov 18

Lee Meriwether has had a long, distinguished career that stretches from her beauty queen days as Miss San Francisco, Miss California and eventually Miss America in the mid-’50s to her stint alongside Buddy Ebsen on TV’s “Barnaby Jones” in the ’70s. But Meriwether will probably always be best known for playing Catwoman in the 1966 movie...

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Review: `Angry Black White Boy’

Oct 28

EXTENDED AGAIN THROUGH DEC. 7 Keith Pinto (left) and Dan Wolf star in Wolf’s adaptation of the Adam Mansbach novel Angry Black White Boy at San Francisco’s Intersection for the Arts. The dynamic production features live music, rap, dance and old-fashioned storytelling. Photos by Evan Loewy   Music, beats, movement make `Angry’ a...

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Moving beyond hip-hop theater with `Angry Black White Boy’

Oct 25

Is Dan Wolf an angry black white boy? Or does he just play one on stage. The answer to both questions is somewhat complicated. Wolf (pictured above, left, with Tommy Shepherd) is an extraordinary actor, playwright, MC and rapper behind the live hip-hop group Felonious. He’s the father of a newborn, and he spends his days as program manager of The Hub, a...

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