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Stanford Theater Lab’s ‘Gnit’ balances comedy and cruelty

This past weekend, Stanford Theater Lab produced the existential and unorthodox “Gnit,” by Will Eno, in the courtyard between Branner and Toyon Hall. At times depressing and always absurd, this witty play follows the life of Peter Gnit, an idiosyncratic narcissist on a quest for life-meaning. Gnit emerges as a pathetic antihero, neglecting to care…

‘Saint Joan of the Stockyards’ gives power to the people

Corrupt business, abject poverty, and punk rock fill the stage of TAP’s entertaining and powerful production of “St. Joan of the Stockyards,” playing at Roble Studio Theater through Sunday. An all-female cast adapts German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1931 play about capitalism, spirituality, and the masses, productively reminding us of the ways in which power, business,…
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