BOA 2012: 11th Annual One-Act Festival Showcases Bold New Works
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The last date listed for BOA 2012 was Saturday May 12, 2012 / 3:00pm (Program 2).
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is one of Chicago's biggest theatrical success stories. Created by Greg Allen, and written and performed by the Neo-Futurists, the original production in Chicago has been continuously running since the Reagan administration, and now San Francisco has its own sibling company. This innovative show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour. The "menu" of plays is strung up on a clothesline and the audience determines the order by yelling out which piece they want to see next. Every performance is a unique experience, and the Neo-Futurists are masters of creating funny, personal, abstract, political and poignant plays. Learn More
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Featured review from TheatreAddict
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A mixed bag - as these types of things always are. I saw Program One - which had five one-acts. "Cello" was lovely and intriguing, "The Three Dumplings Go Bananas" had some fun stuff, but became repetitious and wore out its welcome - it could have been cut in half easily, the imaginative riff on Chekhov's "The Seagull" was clever - though I don't know how someone would feel about it if they weren't familiar with the source material, "Brainkill" was delicious and dark-yet-comic and "In Bed" was the richest piece on an emotional level. The show was marred by sounds of conversation from outside the theater, but for the most part, it's well worth the trip to tiny little Natoma Street.
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- Read the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/the-10th-annual-bay-one-acts-festival-boa-x?reviews=all#reviews">great Goldstar reviews</a> from last year's BOA.
Cello, by Anthony Clarvoe, directed by Jill MacLean, produced by Playwrights Foundation
The Seagull Project, by 11th Hour Ensemble, directed by James Mayagoitia and Megan Trout
Brainkill, by Stuart Eugene Bousel, directed by Sara Staley, produced by SF Theater Pub
Three Little Dumplings Go Bananas, by Megan Cohen, directed by Jessica Holt, produced by Threshold
In Bed, by Sam Leichter, directed by Rob Ready, produced by PianoFight
Death to the Audience, by Ken Slattery, directed by M. Graham Smith, produced by Precarious Theater
I.S.O. Explosive Possibility, by Erin Bregman, directed by Claire Rice, produced by No Nude Men
The Bird Trap, by Bennett Fisher, directed by Arianne Owens, produced by Sleepwalkers Theatre
A Game, by Christopher Chen, directed by Paul Cello, produced by Instrumental Theater
Maybe Baby, by Amy Sass, directed by Amy Sass, produced by Ragged Wing Ensemble