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OMG, It’s “War Horse” at Our Curran Theatre – A Spectacle – Positive to Enthusiastic Reviews – Ends Sept. 9thWednesday, August 8th, 2012
I don’t know what you’re looking for in a play, but how’s this?
- 2011 Tony Awards:
- Best Play
- Best Direction (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris)
- Best Scenic Design (Rae Smith, winner)
- Best Lighting Design (Paule Constable, winner)
- Best Sound Design (Christopher Shutt, winner)
In addition, Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of Handspring Puppet Company won the Special Tony Award for War Horse.
So yeah, War Horse at our SHN Curran Theatre is a puppet show based on a children’s book, but it looks amazing.
Speaking of which, here’s SFPD horse “Hammer” meeting SHN horse puppet “Joey” the other day in Golden Gate Park – check the video:
Click to expand – more deets on this equine experiment from Kavin Fagan here.
And, the reviews:
“Miracles abound in the electrifying “War Horse“ per Robert Hurwitt of the San Francisco Chronicle
It’s “spellbinding” per Karen D’Souza of the San Jose Mercury News
“War Horse earns its stripes” per Ken Marks of KQED
“War Horse is the one touring show that shouldn’t be missed” per Cy Ashley Webb of the Stark Insider
Four stars out of five per Albert Goodwyn, SF Performing Arts Examiner
It’s a great show. You (and your kin aged 12 and up) ought to go see it.
And oh, BTW, if you don’t already have tickets for The Book of Mormon, you know, the Best Musical of the Century (already!) per the New York Times, well, it’s time to start freaking out. You can’t buy tickets now because the only way to do that is to get a subscription for the 2012-2013 season (you know, Lion King, Wicked, etc.) but here’s the catch: SOLD OUT, baby! Already. So you’re going to need to move move move when individual tickets go on sale, whenever that will be. BoM, which is, fundamentally, a “love letter to religion written by an atheist,” however foul-mouthed it may be, will only be here for five short weeks. Every last show will sell out, just saying.
See? Look at all these people lining up Saturday morning to get into the new Forever 21 (formerly the Virgin MegaStore) right across the street from the Union Square Apple Store:
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Hey, is that billionaire Forever 21 Founder Jin Sook Chang handing out gift cards camera right? I think so, but I don’t know.
Boy, if only this store opening were as big a deal as the new Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers two blocks up the street, then the Mayor would have been there and everything…
More than 100 souls showed up for yesterday’s remembrance of dead workers at FoxConn factories in China.
It went a little something like this.
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In memory of Ning Ling, a teenager who fell to her death on April 7th, 2010:
S. I.S. – Security Industry Specialists, Inc.:
I’ll tell you, I don’t what the deal is with the recent suicides at the factories of Foxconn “it’s not a sweatshop” Technology Group down China Way. But maybe I’ll find out more from the Chinese Progressive Association at the San Francisco Union Square Apple Store Vigil on June 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM
Don’t expect Apple workers in San Francisco to applaud the arrival of “life-sized Deathpads” come Thursday:
All the deets:
“San Francisco Community Vigil in Solidarity with Foxconn Workers. Apple Computer’s “DeathPad” Targeted for Inhumane Production Demands
San Francisco, CA – Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is organizing a San Francisco vigil for Chinese workers at Foxconn, the Apple manufacturer where there has been a surge of worker deaths. In the last few months, 13 young migrant workers have attempted suicide, 10 workers have died while 3 remain in critical condition. A worker also died of extreme exhaustion after working a 34 hour shift. Apple computer’s “Deathpad” has brought huge profits to Apple at the expense of workers lives.
Chinese Progressive Association calls on Apple and Foxconn to take responsibility for the workers and to find real solutions to the extreme pressure and deplorable working conditions in the factory. We urge Apple to work with Foxconn and ensure that workers are being treated fairly.
What: SF Vigil in Remembrance of Worker Deaths at Foxconn
When: Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Time: 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Apple Store in Union Square, 1 Stockton Street, San Francisco CA”
You know Shepard Fairey from his Barack Obama Hope posters of last year and of course his related legal troubles from this month, right? (Always remember, when you borrow from others, it’s “fair use” but when others borrow from you, it’s cease and desist time for the infringing “parasites” - inn’t that right, Shepard?)
Anyway, brace yourself for this Thursday when Shepard and our corporate overlords at Levi’s team up for the debut of the “Obey X Collection.” See?
“The highly-collectible Obey x Levi’s® capsule collection will be carried exclusively at select Levi’s® Store locations in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Santa Monica and at Levis.com. A limited number of pieces will also be available at www.obeyclothing.com. The collection will be available beginning October 29 and will range in price from $34.50 to $148. To commemorate the launch of the collection, on October 29 Fairey will unveil a series of four new poster designs at a live art installation outside The Levi’s® Store in New York City’s Times Square. Once Fairey completes the installation, he will meet-and-greet event participants while autographing free museum-quality reproductions of his new posters.”
It’ll look like this. Just $37.78 for a grey T-shirt:
But there’s more:
“The series of four limited-edition Shepard Fairey posters will be given away as a free gift, while supplies last, with the purchase of any item from the Obey x Levi’s® collection in the following Levi’s® Store locations: Times Square and Soho in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Chicago. The front side of each of the four double-sided posters features artwork that exists as a stand-alone piece. The reverse side of each poster also includes one piece of a oversized mural image specially designed by Fairey.”
That’s not dirt, it’s paint from all those nights you’ve spent tagging:
“Think & Create” and “Paint and Destroy”:
Is Obey “the new Ed Hardy,” or something? One thing’s for sure kids – quality will be higher and the cost cheaper compared to what Shepard normally offers.
See you at the Union Square Levi’s (300 Post Street) this Thursday!
S.F. is 40 years old. (40 going on 28, or 17, or something.)
All the deets after the jump.