Liz Hager writes about the work of Charlotte Salomon whose work is on view in the exhibition Life? or Theatre? at the the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through July 31, 2011. Completed while evading the Nazis in southern France, Charlotte Salomon's "fictionalized autobiography, Life? or Theater?... 769 of gouache paintings with text and musical references (edited from the over 1,300 pages she completed) -is a triumph of mixed-media storytelling, a richly thematic and profusely imaginative narrative."