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Striving for a higher stage

New youth theater company pushes kids hard to be best they can be

Last weekend, "Body of Water" opened at the Southside Theater at Fort Mason in San Francisco. The opening string of performances were attended by critics and theater lovers curious to see the new "anti-musical" by Palo Alto company, A Theatre Near U. The original production, about a group of civil war refugees hiding in a cabin in the wilderness, was a year in the making. Director, Tony Kienitz and his wife, Tanna Herr, co-founders of A Theatre Near U, worked hard with their actors to develop the script, tailoring specific parts to fit each of the actors' idiosyncrasies and mannerisms, even taking notes from the cast.

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a resident of Gunn High School
on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:53 am

Excellent show and well worth the drive - come and support the dedication and passion of the youth in our community. There are tons of food trucks at Fort Mason on Fridays and there is a Farmer's Market on Sundays. The show opened last weekend and got rave reviews: Web Link


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