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Sam Hurwitt
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Attended San Francisco State University
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Holy guacamole, it's Wonder Wednesday! Looking at Meredith & David Finch's Wonder Woman vs. Gilbert Hernandez in Sensation Comics. Hint: One of them is good! 
WONDER WEDNESDAY. On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman's history. Click here for previous installments. A couple of weeks ago, two important Wonder Woman comics came out. One was the first issue of Wonder Woman by its much-dreaded new creative team of beefcake/cheesecake ...
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A Heartrending Romance of Boy and Dragon at Impact Theatre: My review of Jenny Connell Davis's The Dragon Play is on KQED Arts. http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2014/11/12/a-heartrending-romance-of-boy-and-dragon-at-impact-theatre/
Boy meets dragon in a bittersweet and dangerous romance at Berkeley's Impact Theatre.
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Little Old Ladies Share a ‘Recipe’ for Revolution in Central Works Play: My review is on KQED Arts. 
http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2014/10/21/little-old-ladies-share-a-recipe-for-revolution-in-central-works-play/
S.F. Mime Troupe writer Michael Gene Sullivan whips up a satire about a revolutionary baking circle for Central Works.
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Let me take you down to Avenue Q: My Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre review is in the Contra Costa Times. http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26764244/Review:-Avenue-Q-is-a-blast-at-TriValley-Rep
The musical featuring foul-mouthed puppets learning the facts of life, playing through Nov 2 at Bankhead Theater in Livermore, is outrageous, funny and touching -- and well-performed.
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My Marin Independent Journal review: Marin Theatre Company play about 600-pound shut-in makes for heavy viewing. 
A play about a 600-pound man, performed by a skinny guy in a fat suit, is a tricky proposition. One has to be very, very careful for it not to feel like the body-image equivalent of blackface.
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Mike Daisey Dukes It Out with Shakespeare’s Tragedies at Cal Shakes: My review is on KQED Arts.
Mike Daisey is back with four separate monologues about the Bard's great tragedies.
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Earthquake Play Shakes but Fails to Stir: My review of foolsFURY Theater Companys Faulted is on KQED Arts.
The faults come out in foolsFURY’s new earthquake-personifying play.
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Ain’t No Party Like the Black Panther Party at Berkeley Repertory Theatre: My review of "Party People" is on KQED Arts.
Berkeley Rep's Party People is a dazzling homage to the Black Panthers and Young Lords.
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The anti-rock musical: It's Bye Bye Birdie at Contra Costa Musical Theatre! My Contra Costa Times review: http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26764660/Review:-Bye-Bye-Birdie-is-rich-nostalgia-at-CCMT 
The musical that spoofs the birth of rock 'n' and the 1950s generation gap is energetically performed by Contra Costa Musical Theatre. It plays in Walnut Creek's Lesher Center through Nov. 15.
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By the hair of my chinny chin chin, it's Wonder Wednesday! Let's see how exactly Wonder Woman became the god of war: http://theidiolect.com/comics/warkiller-ii/
WONDER WEDNESDAY. On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman's history. Click here for previous installments. Before I really get into this week's entry, let me just say that we got some amazingly good Wonder Woman news this week. One of the few DC Comics that I enjoy enough to ...
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Bejabbers, it's Wonder Wednesday! Playing catchup with Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's current Wonder Woman series. http://theidiolect.com/comics/from-first-to-last/ 
Wonder Woman vol. 4: War, DC Comics, 2014. I've had the latest hardcover collection of the current Wonder Woman series lying around for months now, and I haven't gotten around to writing it up because… because… well, because Brian Azzarello's storyline moves so damn slowly that there's not much ...
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Bang, zoom! My review of Lauren Gunderson's "Fire Work" at TheatreFirst is on KQED Arts. http://t.co/ff3z0mSN4y
Lauren Gunderson's latest play explores the near-impossibility of love under choking state-sponsored repression.
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Berkeley - Austin - Budapest - Oakland - Alameda
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This is not my beautiful house.
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  • San Francisco State University
    BA, Philosophy & Religion, 1988 - 1993
  • Berkeley High School
    1984 - 1988
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