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Arts Alive! podcast: Playwright Natalie Symons

Bill DeYoung

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Today on the Arts Alive! podcast we welcome bay area playwright and novelist Natalie Symons. Her most recent work, the farcical Nightsweat, is onstage through Nov. 5 at freeFall Theatre.

The show’s rapid-fire comic dialogue is an about-face for the New York-bred Symons, whose well-received debut book Lies in Bone (2021) was a dark and convoluted murder mystery about seriously disturbed people.

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Murder is definitely in the air in Nightsweat, in which a group of four women check into an Air B&B that specializes in play-acted foul deeds, sort of a murder mystery dinner theater (with audience interaction … and without the dinner).

And something – well, of course – goes horribly wrong.

Symons discusses the play, and the laborious process of bringing it to the stage.

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