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These themes should go over well in San Francisco..
Tim
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Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 1:14 PM
Subject: TWAIN TALES - GENDER-BENDING ON STAGE IN OAKLAND


> Here's an addition to Richard's announcement about the Shoestring West
> Theatre Productions one-act plays. The company is also performing tonight,
> 11 November, at 8 p.m., and tomorrow, 12 November, at 2 p.m. at the
> Humanist Theater in Oakland (390 27th Street is the main entrance; the
> building is between 27th and 28th streets with entrances on both sides,
> but the 411 28th street entrance may be closed).
>
> A very enjoyable and very funny production.
>
> Vic Fischer
>
> IF YOU ARE IN OR NEAR THE SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY AREA, HERE'S SOMETHING
> TO TAKE IN FOR FREE, AFTER YOU ENJOY THE PARADES ON FRI,SAT:
>
> ========================
> Shoestring West presents
> THREE ONE-ACT PLAYS BY MARK TWAIN
>
>    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ‚?" SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
>
>    OAKLAND MAIN LIBRARY, DOWNTOWN
>
>    Celebrating Mark Twain‚?Ts
>    little-known gender-bending feminist fiction, Shoestring West
>    Theatre Productions brings three of his controversial short stories
>    to the stage!
>
> On the program will be Twain‚?Ts
>    ‚?o1002nd Arabian Night‚?Ě (c. 1883).  Colorful
>    costumes, Middle Eastern music, and belly dancers bring Twain‚?Ts
>    fanciful tale to life, exploring what happens when a wicked witch
>    switches the gender of the two babes, so a boy is raised as a girl
>    and a girl is raised as a boy.
>
> In addition to this tale, Scherezade narrates two other Twain yarns -
> ‚?oWapping Alice,‚?Ě(1898) showing what ensues when a male transvestite 
> traps a
> reluctant beau into marriage, and
> ‚?oHow Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson,‚?Ě (1902) a tale probing what
> happens after a murderess disguises herself as a man and is forced into
> marrying a farmer‚?Ts daughter.
>
> Oakland audiences of all ages will be entertained by Twain‚?Ts wit and
> provocative story-telling!
>
> Performance in the Bradley C. Walters Community Room of the Library.
>
> Location: Main Library, 125 14th St.
> OAKLAND, NORTH CALIFORNIA
> ===================================
>
>
> Passed along verbatim from EVENTS at OAKLANDLIBRARY.ORG
> The Main Library is just a block and a quarter from City Hall and
> OCCUPY OAKLAND'S ENCAMPMENT in Frank Ogawa Plaza, downtown Oakland.
>
> Richard Reineccius - I'm not affiliated with Shoestring West, but
> librarians have said good things about their work.
> See you there! (will send my comment to the list after the show) 

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