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Author: Gilad Barach

Gilad Barach is figuring things out right now. In the meantime, he is enjoying being a student of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, proud to be a Hebrew teacher, and seeking to go camping more. He very much likes film & theatre, writing & playing music, and cooking & eating! He is incredibly interested in language, translations, and play-on-words. Raised in sunny San Diego, CA, temporarily settled in Kibbutz Shoval, IL, he is currently nestled into Berkeley and delighted to be writing for Theatrius.

“Ageless” Rethinks Growing Old, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

“Ageless” Rethinks Growing Old, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

Millennial Notes Bridgette Dutta Portman’s Sci-Fi Pleasures Leap to Life by Gilad Barach To put it simply, “Ageless, or the Revolt of the Flesh” is entertaining! Isn’t that the true goal of every performance? Jess McGovern’s charmingly simple futuristic costume designs and Miles Callan’s ingenious gadgets provide enough to make us smile. But, the cast and team go beyond mere satisfaction. “Ageless” provokes us to think. Daring director Katja Rivera beautifully fills scenes with layers of narratives, interrupting dialogues with…

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“Durst Case Scenario” Brings Out the Best, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Durst Case Scenario” Brings Out the Best, at The Marsh, S.F.

Millennial Notes  Will Durst Creates Cathartic Comic Community  by Gilad Barach “Durst Case Scenario” is most certainly a guilty pleasure. To laugh at suffering in the worst of times feels wrong, but to laugh together can feel so right. Will Durst cutely kicks around stage with energy, switching effortlessly between impersonations and monologues. He addresses us personally, yet never loses his way in his cornfield maze of a comedy show. “Welcome to the Bay Area, where we are tolerant of…

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“School for Scandal” Satirizes Twitter, Trump, Tech, at Theatre Lunatico, Berkeley

“School for Scandal” Satirizes Twitter, Trump, Tech, at Theatre Lunatico, Berkeley

Millennial Notes  Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Comedy Updated at La Val’s  by Gilad Barach When Sir Peter Teazle (lovable Michael Barr) discovers his wife, Lady Teazle (unapologetic, powerful Jennifer Greene) hiding in Joseph Surface’s office, the cozy stage of La Val’s Subterranean Theater makes the suspense palpable. As the characters in “School for Scandal” repeatedly conceal and reveal their sins, each time with a refreshing spin, they force a question on us: What are we hiding? Director Tina Taylor’s modernized version…

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Gilad Barach

Gilad Barach

  Gilad Barach is figuring things out right now. In the meantime, he is enjoying being a student of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, proud to be a Hebrew teacher, and seeking to go camping more. He very much likes film & theatre, writing & playing music, and cooking & eating! He is incredibly interested in language, translations, and play-on-words. Raised in sunny San Diego, CA, temporarily settled in Kibbutz Shoval, IL, he is currently nestled into Berkeley, CA and…

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