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“Universal Robots” Mesmerizes, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

“Universal Robots” Mesmerizes, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

Mac Rogers’ Intelligent Dialogue Delights, Disturbs by Robert M. Gardner Do robots taking over the world sound too bizarre to be true?  Not if you go to see Quantum Dragon’s latest production, “Universal Robots.” Mac Rogers’ play is based on Karel Capek’s 1920 play “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots), imagining a robot-filled future.  What would happen if robots created by a mad scientist, Madame Rossum (fierce Michaela Greeley), replace humans, freeing us from drudgery? And leaving room for art and music….

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“A Walk on the Moon” Rocks the Crowd, at ACT, S.F.

“A Walk on the Moon” Rocks the Crowd, at ACT, S.F.

Pamela Gray Pens Summer of ’69 Musical by Robert M. Gardner  Sex, drugs, and rock and roll rule Pamela Gray’s bold new musical “A Walk on the Moon.” Premiering at ACT, based on her 1999 movie and book, Gray has turned her 1969 retrospective into a high energy musical, featuring fabulous singers and actors. Infidelity, teen age angst, and suburban tedium erupt into a cataclysm of emotions in the idyllic Catskill Mountains. ACT audiences are blessed to be the first…

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“Sense and Sensibility” Slides into Town Hall, Lafayette

“Sense and Sensibility” Slides into Town Hall, Lafayette

Kate Hamill Reimagines Jane Austen by Robert M. Gardner Jane Austen’s charming Dashwood sisters thrive in Town Hall’s  latest production,  “Sense and Sensibility.” Hilarity abounds in Kate Hamill’s award winning 2014 comedy, which Huff Post calls:  “The greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history.” We find ourselves rooting for the Dashwood sisters as they search for love and security in an English romance. Hamill whisks us into the antics and hearts of Elinor Dashwood (strong, controlled Heather Buck) and…

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Michael Menager–Consummate Poet, Minstrel, at ArtsUp, S.F.

Michael Menager–Consummate Poet, Minstrel, at ArtsUp, S.F.

Menager Graces Salons with Music for Millennials by Robert M. Gardner Seated on a tall stool in an intimate 40s era living room on Nob Hill, Australian Michael Menager, American born singer-songwriter, tunes his vintage Gibson acoustic guitar.  Michael sings with conviction in a rich baritone that transports us to unique places. His songs on life and love, mischievous and playful, are always framed in hard-earned wisdom. His audiences, from newlyweds to seniors, listen with rapt attention as Michael, a…

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