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  Like any good playwright, Aaron Posner loves Russian literary genius Anton Chekhov—but he can’t stand reproductions of his plays... More»

Joseph Becker

  For most, “What would you save in a fire?” is a harmless icebreaker. But to Joseph Becker, the 31-year-old... More»


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  On stage, Bernie Schein is an 83-year-old former bookie living in a San Francisco retirement castle, noted for his hatred of yoga, lattes,... More»


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