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SALOMANIA: World Premiere 

Tue., June 19 and Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 17 2012
510-843-4822
Price: $30-$55
www.auroratheatre.org

"[Maud] Allan has long deserved a play of her own, and she gets a brilliant one in Mark Jackson's 'Salomania.'"
Georgia Rowe, SF Examiner

Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson returns to Aurora to direct this World Premiere, specially commissioned for our 20th anniversary season. While directing Oscar Wilde's fascinating and sensual play Salome at Aurora in 2006, Jackson discovered the extraordinary story of dancer Maud Allan, a San Francisco native who took Europe by storm in the early 1900's with her version of the "Dance of the Seven Veils."

She became notoriously known as "The Salomé Dancer," and was unexpectedly confronted with a lawsuit that destroyed her career. Whereas Salome was Oscar Wilde's wild take on the infamous Biblical temptress, Salomania uses Allan's story as a framework to explore themes of media sensationalism, freedom of expression and wartime hysteria - themes as relevant today as they were a century ago.

For tickets or more information, visit www.auroratheatre.org

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