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Review: Berkeley Rep’s magical ‘Angels in America’ overwhelms, inspires

It is overwhelming to experience the marathon of Tony Kushner’s two-part masterpiece “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” It almost feels like returning to your corner in … Continue reading Review: Berkeley Rep’s magical ‘Angels in America’ overwhelms, inspires

Schreck talks and debates amendments in her show ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ at Berkeley Rep

That pesky 14th Amendment. It’s an amendment that states, in its second section, that only the rights of voting males are protected. Even more problematic, when addressing citizenship, it never … Continue reading Schreck talks and debates amendments in her show ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ at Berkeley Rep

Arabian Shakes explores the icy relations between the U.S. and Iran in world premiere of ‘All the Shah’s Men’ in San Francisco

The United States of America has long prided itself on its democracy. Freedoms, the constitution, and the right to vote are hallmarks of American values built from the founding fathers, … Continue reading Arabian Shakes explores the icy relations between the U.S. and Iran in world premiere of ‘All the Shah’s Men’ in San Francisco

Khan uses ‘Love, Bombs and Apples’at Golden Thread to solidify his work as a soloist.

Four very different individuals. Asif Khan is a bit of a chameleon. The Pakistani actor who is a first-generation Englander from Bradford, Yorkshire is having a blast, quickly becoming synonymous … Continue reading Khan uses ‘Love, Bombs and Apples’at Golden Thread to solidify his work as a soloist.

Review: Magnificent ‘feet’ is accomplished in The Marsh’s ‘A Fatal Step’

Jill Vice saunters onto the black stage, her razor red lipstick sharpened for a thorough examination of the heart. She speaks with a period-style trill, a trill that shakes the … Continue reading Review: Magnificent ‘feet’ is accomplished in The Marsh’s ‘A Fatal Step’

‘Fun, heart and smart’ are the centerpieces’ of Langan’s ‘Daughter of a Garbage Man’ at the Marsh

There are a few things Maureen Langan does not endorse when it comes to achieving fame. They include, yet are not limited to the following, in no particular order: Showing … Continue reading ‘Fun, heart and smart’ are the centerpieces’ of Langan’s ‘Daughter of a Garbage Man’ at the Marsh

42nd Street Moon’s ‘Saturday Night’ a thrill for director Weible

Stephen Sondheim fans are sort of like Disney fans. Disney fans spend an inordinate amount of time scanning blogs, engaging on message boards, and most importantly, wait for the next … Continue reading 42nd Street Moon’s ‘Saturday Night’ a thrill for director Weible

Review: Visceral beauty abounds in magical Cirque du Soleil ice extravaganza ‘Crystal’

The ice at SAP Center in downtown San Jose is usually reserved to big dudes with bigger beards skating very fast, with solid, frozen rubber spheres flying around the rink. … Continue reading Review: Visceral beauty abounds in magical Cirque du Soleil ice extravaganza ‘Crystal’

Malbrough’s ‘How to be a White Man’ at SFBATCO looks deeper into privilege, power and worth

Initially, Luna Malbroux never felt she was propped up by anyone as an example of Black success. Growing up in rural Louisiana, she always had good grades in school, has … Continue reading Malbrough’s ‘How to be a White Man’ at SFBATCO looks deeper into privilege, power and worth