On Creating A Sense of Occasion

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Pictured left: The cast of The Motherf**ker with the Hat (San Francisco Playhouse's **, not mine). I saw the show on opening night on Saturday and once again I marveled at the company's amazing ability to create a sense of occasion, even when the play around which the occasion is being sensed lacks merit. An evening spent at the new San Francisco Jazz Center on Friday experiencing a program of Gershwin numbers brought to life by four marvelous local jazz singers backed up by The Marcus Shelby Jazz Quartet was more artistically inspiring. … [Read more...]