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Arts Alive! podcast: Playwright Natalie Symons

Bill DeYoung



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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