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“The Legend of Georgia McBride” Ties a Bow on Drag, at Marin Theatre, Mill Valley

“The Legend of Georgia McBride” Ties a Bow on Drag, at Marin Theatre, Mill Valley

Matthew Lopez Reveals Fabulous, Righteous Queens by Barry David Horwitz You know how hard it is to make a living these days as an Elvis impersonator, right? Even if you work in a small dive bar in Panama City, Florida. That’s what Casey (amped up Adam Magill) finds out, at the same time his wife Jo (fetching Tatiana Wechsler) reveals that she’s pregnant.  When Casey loses his job at Leo’s Bar, he is forced to dress up as Edith Piaf…

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“Beethoven”: Immortal & Beloved, at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley

“Beethoven”: Immortal & Beloved, at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley

Hershey Felder Plays the Master—and his Magical Music by Barry David Horwitz I would go anywhere anytime to see Hershey Felder’s artistry as writer, actor, pianist, and music idea man extraordinaire. Felder’s “Beethoven” delivers more history, biography, and brilliant performance than a gaggle of musicals. The time has come to acknowledge that Hershey Felder has created an art form with his one-man shows where he becomes Chopin or Bernstein or Beethoven, while he plays and tells their life stories at…

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“warplay”: A Play on Words, War, & Love, at NCTC, S.F.

“warplay”: A Play on Words, War, & Love, at NCTC, S.F.

JC Lee Exposes Ambitious Achilles & Agonized Patroclus by Barry David Horwitz Meet two young men: One named A for Achilles and the other P for Patroclus. Looming behind them we see Homer’s Iliad, while the Trojan War rages in their future. They speak like we do, and they feel like us. Their language is street lingo, but also poetic. They are soldiers, blazing a trail. And they manage to love each other. In a dynamic World Premiere, Director Ben…

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“As You Like It” Pleases All Lovers, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“As You Like It” Pleases All Lovers, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Desdemona Chiang Imagines a New Arden in OakTown by Barry David Horwitz For Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy “As You Like It,” Director Desdemona Chiang has placed the evil Duke’s Court in the green and leafy suburbs; but she has created the Forest of Arden in an abandoned warehouse in Oakland. Nina Ball’s great green vision of hedges in Act One transforms itself into the gritty homeless camp in a flash. Cal Shakes has given us a lot to see and ponder….

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