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“Blasted” Blows Holes in Hearts, Minds, at Shotgun Players, Berkeley

“Blasted” Blows Holes in Hearts, Minds, at Shotgun Players, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Sarah Kane Links Private Longing to Military Invasion by Adam Kaddoura “Blasted” begins in a pristine hotel room in Leeds, England, but it does not stay immaculate for long. The stark, modern room begins a slow descent into hell: a mess on the floor, clothes hastily thrown about, worse to come. When the hotel room crumbles, the “Home Front” becomes a War Zone, a no man’s land. Thanks to the inventive, intriguing set designs of Nina Ball, we…

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“Black Odyssey”: A Spiritual Epic Triumphs, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“Black Odyssey”: A Spiritual Epic Triumphs, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Millennial Notes Marcus Gardley’s Epic Tale of Struggle and Perseverance by  Adam Kaddoura At Cal Shakes, Director Eric Ting has spectacularly staged Marcus Gardley’s spiritual story of African American life. “Black Odyssey,” based on Homer’s Odyssey, transforms Ulysses into Ulysses Lincoln, an Afghan War veteran. Gardley turns The Odyssey into an epic journey home for our Black American hero. Local playwright Gardley has given us a triumphant story grounded in Oakland lore.  The cast features plenty of talented actors playing…

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“This Land Was Made” Resurrects Rebels, at Ubuntu Theater, Oakland

“This Land Was Made” Resurrects Rebels, at Ubuntu Theater, Oakland

Millennial Notes Tori Sampson’s Explosive Take on Black Panther Heyday by Adam Kaddoura The stage setting of “This Land Was Made, ” a workshop production, shows the stark struggles underlying Tori Sampson’s play. Presented by Ubuntu Theater Project at the Brooklyn Preserve in Oakland, the stained glass of the former Grace Presbyterian church creates a dazzling contrast to the shelves lined with brown and green booze bottles. The shimmering windows and the dirty bottles mimic each other as light shines…

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Adam Kaddoura

Adam Kaddoura

  Adam Kaddoura is a Bay Area writer and editor, and a recent graduate of San Francisco State University’s creative writing program. In addition to writing reviews for theater, film, and literature, he also writes fiction and prose poetry. He lives in Berkeley with the lovely Jasmine and has a crippling addiction to sweets.