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The Olympic Gods of San Francisco

The hipsters are bringing back ancient Greece. So gather the tattered shards of your theatrical optimism, all ye who enter Exit Theater. Calling this year’s San Francisco Olympians Festival “a Pandora’s box of plays, leaving all who attend with hope for independent theatre,” No Nude Men premiere thirty-two new works this month. Written by twenty-nine local writers, nine are full-length and the rest are delightfully random shorts. Each night is something different - some folks saw as many as ten shows last year. 

This year’s theme is celestial deities - think: planets, constellations, and sky gods. We already missed bondage and the mythical whales - too bad - but there are still three weeks left. Remaining shows include Callisto, where Artemis and Zeus are treed by an angry bear. Leda, which features swans and the inappropriate things you can do with them and Hecate, with a bunch of horses and a hoe-down. 

Through October 29. Exit Theater, 156 Eddy Street. Tickets are $10 at sfolympians.com.