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Author: Emily Colby

“Roman Women”—A Hit with Intensity, at We Players, S.F.

“Roman Women”—A Hit with Intensity, at We Players, S.F.

Millennial Notes  Roy & Lauer Give Voices to Shakespeare’s Women by Emily Colby We Players all women production, directed by Ava Roy and Britt Lauer, brings us a new view  of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. At San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, all the action happens outside, under the Palace’s beautiful outside rotunda with live music accompaniment. Ushers guide us through interactive theater. We find ourselves turning to Julius Caesar’s legacy at a time of political turbulence. But this story breathes…

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“Mother Lear”—Intimate Glimpse into Dementia, at We Players, S.F.

“Mother Lear”—Intimate Glimpse into Dementia, at We Players, S.F.

Millennial Notes Roy & Walsh Stir Souls with King Lear Mash-Up   by Emily Colby An old woman shuffles onto a bare stage in a beautiful, vintage fur coat and old, raggedy pajama bottoms. Her paper crown glistens in the lights. Everything about her is contradictory. The deep tones of her voice dominate the room, but her unkempt appearance suggests she could blend in with the forgotten homeless on Market Street, just outside. Wrinkled skin and discolored hair show her…

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“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”–Playful Dark Comedy, at CCCT, El Cerrito

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”–Playful Dark Comedy, at CCCT, El Cerrito

Millennial Notes Christopher Durang’s Riff on Chekhov’s Entourage by Emily Colby Anton Chekhov, Snow White, Maggie Smith, Voodoo, and a shirtless 20-something. It’s like TV’s Chopped, where unexpected ingredients come together to create a pop-culture challenge. But, instead of cuisine, CCCT is serving up a fresh, fanciful comedy, called “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Chekhov’s early 20th  century Russia finds a new home in 21st Century Bucks County, Pennsylvania, one of the swankiest suburbs in the U.S. Well,…

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Emily Colby

Emily Colby

Emily Colby is a soon to be graduate from UC Berkeley’s French Studies department. Originally based in the San Francisco, she began exploring her interests in the creative and performing arts at a young age, studying at various Bay Area institutions, such as Oberlin Dance Commons and the Sprindrift Players. In college, Emily learned she had a passion for studying theater from an academic lens as well as an intrigue for the traditions of French theater. She plans to use…

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