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The avant-garde theater troupe Thrillpeddlers has been shocking, titillating, and yes, thrilling audiences in the San Francisco theater the Hypnodrome since 2004.

Sights & Sounds: Russell Blackwood

Feb 9, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Russell Blackwood, director of theater troupe Thrillpeddlers told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Russel Blackwood, Artistic Director of Thrillpeddlers, and co-director of Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks’, the Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation, opening this weekend at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Smuin Ballet’s artistic director Celia Fushille, about the season-ending program ‘Dance Series Two’, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett, set to an original score by ‘House of Cards’ composer Jeff Beal. Also, a conversation with composer Scrumbly Koldewyn, about his new musical ‘The Untamed Stage: Weimar Berlin Kabarett’, currently at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco. Composer Mason Bates shares details about the premiere of his new work ‘Auditorium’, by the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson shines his light on cultural events around the Bay Area, including Summer Shakespeare.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

Shakespeare + Shocktoberfest ~ Gore & War

Nov 5, 2015

Halloween not enough? The gory, century-old Grand Guignol theatre style is recreated in Thrillpeddlers' Shocktoberfest 16: Curse of the Cobra, playing through Nov. 21 at the Hypnodrome in San Francisco.  And Theatre Rhinoceros, the nation's longest-running LGBT theater company, presents Shakespeare Goes to War at The Thick House.