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♦ “Angels in America”—More Powerful & Prophetic than Ever, at Berkeley Rep

♦ “Angels in America”—More Powerful & Prophetic than Ever, at Berkeley Rep

Kushner & Taccone Magically Make “More Life!” by Barry David Horwitz Part One: “Millennium Approaches” More than 25 years ago, I saw the first production of Angels in America at the old Eureka Theater in the Mission, in 1991. Now we can celebrate Angels‘ brilliant connections between our personal lives and U.S. history, thanks to Tony Taccone’s astounding anniversary production at Berkeley Rep. Artistic Director Taccone has created the perfect vehicle for Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awards winning…

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“Mystery of Love and Sex” Queries Friend-Sex in Gay Comedy, at NCTC, S.F.

“Mystery of Love and Sex” Queries Friend-Sex in Gay Comedy, at NCTC, S.F.

Bathsheba Doran Titillates Jewish-Black Passions by Barry David Horwitz In “The Mystery of Love and Sex,” daddy’s little girl Charlotte (bouncy Linda Maria Girón) and her troubled friend Jonny (thoughtful Kenny Scott) have been dear friends ever since grammar school in their southern town. Now, they co-habit away at college—oh! no sex–not part of the deal. Charlotte would love to get it on with her best bud, but Jonny ain’t goin’ there. We begin to suspect that one or both…

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“Eureka Day”–An LOL Comedy on Parenting, at Aurora, Berkeley

“Eureka Day”–An LOL Comedy on Parenting, at Aurora, Berkeley

Jonathan Spector Exposes Private School Pretense by Barry David Horwitz I highly recommend taking BART to Downtown Berkeley, and enjoying “Eureka Day,” a hilarious and wise comedy by local playwright Jonathan Spector. It’s a World Premiere of a prize-winning play, born from Aurora’s Originate + Generate new play program. Every aspect of “Eureka Day,” performances, costumes, and visuals, shines like a new day. Audiences are laughing out loud at the incredible, artful scene of a Facebook discussion, involving all the…

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“Signs” Sends a Magical Signal, at PianoFight, S.F.

“Signs” Sends a Magical Signal, at PianoFight, S.F.

David Gerard, Master Magician, Enchants & Seduces by Barry David Horwitz When personable, mysterious, lithe David Gerard re-enters the small stage at PianoFight, after having introducing himself to us, we suddenly realize that we are here for more than the magic show. We are here because a master magician has willed us here, and now we are in his capable hands. When the sleek Gerard in black jacket and black hipster pants glides onto the stage to start the show…

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