Exit, Pursued by a Bear: Biting New Comedy of Revenge
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Follow a group of politically active hippies as they try to make sense of their young lives in Hair, the American rock musical that provides a vivid, affectionate look at the flower children of the 1960s. The group bands together in a peace-loving tribe amidst the turmoil of the anti-Vietnam War movement while the music and culture of the era come to life on stage. Hair's unforgettable songs, like "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," "Easy To Be Hard" and "The Flesh Failures" (aka "Let the Sunshine In") went on to become anthems of the anti-war movement. The unbridled energy and infectious music will give you an electrifying look back into '60s hippie counterculture. Learn More
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Featured review from Thomas Anderson
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It was funny and poignant. It was good to see a women who had empowered herself enough to get out of a bad realtionship. We could see that he had often apologized and tried to sweet talk his way around his bad behavior but this time Nan wasn't having it.
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“It’s funny and quick, [and Lauren Gunderson] is emerging as an up-and-coming Bay Area playwright.” —_San Francisco Chronicle _
Directed by Keri Healy
From Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, comes one of the most famous and provocative stage directions of all time: “Exit, pursued by a bear.” This line has served as the title of books, as punch line to jokes, the name of an Irish rock band, and now, a new play.
Lauren Gunderson says that _Exit, Pursued by a Bear _“is mean and beautiful, uncalled for and giddy, feminine and burly … The first half is vicious and full of dread and injustice. The second half is a romantic-comedy. It’s this blending of tones (delightful and dreadful) and structure (drama and comedy) that Bear attempts to echo. The characters in _Bea_r do not know that they’re in a comedy.”
The play is full of contradictions and juxtapositions – humor about serious things, the Southern and the Shakespearean, love and hate and violence and justice and bears and karaoke. Gunderson adds, “And here’s a spoiler: whereas Shakespeare ends his comedies with a marriage and song, Exit, Pursued by a Bear ends with a road trip and karaoke.”