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Hans Reiser, Linux Programmer currently on trial for murdering his estranged wife, is now be the subject of a local theater groups' play on the hazards of the technology field.

The Temescal Labs, theater company located in Oakland, is performing Clean, a play about the emotional and physical toll Silicon Valley careers can take on individuals.

The subjects of Clean include Hans Reiser, author of the once widely used Reiserfs and Reiser 4 filesystems, and Fernando Jimenez Gonzalez, who drowned in a vat of sulphuric acid at Califirnia Circuit Board Company where he worked last September.

The Berkeley Daily Planet has quoted Maya Gurantz, Temescal Labs’ founder and director as saying, "The Reiser story is about the more invisible costs of the industry. He’s on the intellectual end of production, whereas Gonzalez was in manufacturing, at the opposite end.”

“There’s lots of movement for the Hans Reiser character, too,” said Gurantz, “and lots of found text. This has been a real exploration, deeply researched. I went over 10 years’ back issues of the San Jose Mercury and read the relevant books, and everybody joined in—actors, designers ... we had field trips to the Intel Museum. And I don’t know that we’re anywhere near finished. The ideas involved are too big to find answers to in three months.”

The play was performed tonight at CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St. near Ninth Street in San Francisco. There will be another performance tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m.




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