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SF Gate, September 8, 2004

DOG ACT: Kent Nicholson directs this post-apocalyptic fable.

-- Anna Mantzaris, special to SF Gate

Admit it, you love the Shotgun Players but wish it didn't always take a trip across the Bay to see them? Now's your SF chance. The Players continue their season of free theater for a short time in the City with the world premiere of Liz Duffy Adams' "Dog Act," a post-apocalyptic story of a Vaudevillian named Rozetta Stone and her talking dog (appropriately given the moniker "dog") who are walking their way to China, with a cart of tricks and musical instruments in tow, to perform for the King. Along the way, the quirky duo meet up with a soothsayer and a storyteller, Vera Similitude and Jojo the Bald-faced liar, who have a convoluted agenda all their own. Everyday language is poetry in motion while song is interspersed in this clever and unusual tale expertly penned and performed.

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