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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In praise of Lobsters who kill

May 30

This job I’ve given myself – to write about the people and companies creating the lively and wonderful Bay Area theater scene – is incredibly fun. I’ve been doing it for various publications for almost 20 years, and now that various publications have laid me off, I just do it myself because I want to and because I there are a whole lot of things going...

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Something funny going on with sketchy Lobsters

May 26

The cast of Killing My Lobster’s KML Hits Highway 101 includes (from left) Christine Bullen, Callum Grant, Leslie Waggoner, Andy Alabran and Nick A. Olivero. Photo by Ashley Forrette. In the green rehearsal room that also doubles as official headquarters for veteran San Francisco sketch comedy crew Killing My Lobster, actors and their director are warming...

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Dog Bytes: Graphic opera, Moon revue, Lobster film

May 14

Cool things happening in San Francisco during the next day or two. Check them out: - The pop opera The Rosenbach Company is at 8 tonight (May 14) at the Jewish Community Center. The piece is by Ben Katchor (projections, text and direction), the author of the comic-strip series Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, The Cardboard Valise, Hotel & Farm and The...

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Tip-top ten

Dec 23

Happy holidays, Theater Dogs! Thanks for reading the blog in 2006. I’ll try to make it bigger, better, funnier and fresher in 2007. Below you’ll find my Top 10 list of favorite theater experiences in 2006. I’d love for you all to share some of your favorites as well, so use the comment feature liberally. 1.The Clean House,TheatreWorks Sarah...

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