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Thursday September 11, 2008 - 09:56:00 AM

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‘Yellowjackets’ Debuts at Berkeley Rep

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday September 11, 2008 - 09:54:00 AM

“C’mon, man. I’m just playin’. I ain’t got no knife!” Yellowjackets, set at Berkeley High, opens on the Berkeley Rep Thrust Stage with two students at their desks, side by side, at the beginning of the school year, with Annie Smart’s set of a frieze of a slave from antiquity, blowing a clarion, and much-tagged murals above a cyclone fence, with lockers to the side. -more-

‘Pirates of Penzance’ Summer’s Last Show At Woodminster

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday September 11, 2008 - 09:55:00 AM

Walking up the path to Woodminster Amphitheatre, after parking on Joaquin Miller Road, a little bit past Woodminster Village in the Oakland hills—past the jets of the fountain and up along the torrential Cascade, spilling down through pools in Writers Grove along the beautiful man-made watercourse—is part of the enjoyment of going to see the summer musicals staged there, though there is a City of Oakland parking lot at the top available for $4. -more-

Impact Presents ‘Ching Chong Chinaman’

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday September 11, 2008 - 09:59:00 AM

Hedging, when I saw that Impact’s new production, Ching Chong Chinaman, was written by Lauren Yee, a San Francisco native, I said to myself, “It isn’t Sarah Silverman, so I guess I can review it.” -more-

About the House: If You Think You Can’t Replace a Toilet, Think Again

By Matt Cantor
Thursday September 11, 2008 - 10:00:00 AM

Water conservation is a global warming issue and an energy issue and a cost issue. It’s global and it’s local. It’s a water availability issue and a pollution issue. The population of the planet was estimated at 6.2 billion in 2000 and expected to increase by 3 billion by 2025 (mostly in the developing world, of course, since we’re not allowed to talk about birth control or distribute condoms). That’s only 16 years from now. -more-

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Thursday September 11, 2008 - 09:46:00 AM

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