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“Strange Ladies”: Suffragettes Persist, at Central Works, Berkeley

“Strange Ladies”: Suffragettes Persist, at Central Works, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Susan Sobeloff Revives Songs of Struggle and Sisterhood  by Miriam Araya Susan Sobeloff’s “Strange Ladies,” a World Premiere at Central Works, blatantly reminds us that the battle for women’s rights must continue. Gaining the right to vote was only one of the first steps to gaining equality for women in the U.S. Today women still do not have control of their own reproductive systems. Today women get paid 72 cents to a man’s dollar. Today women live in…

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“Sister Act”: A Holy Disco Comedy, at Berkeley Playhouse

“Sister Act”: A Holy Disco Comedy, at Berkeley Playhouse

Alexis Lazear Gets Groovy with Nuns  by Miriam Araya What a great pleasure to watch a dazzling Disco Queen, inspired nuns, and insane bad guys,  grooving with us to great 70s tunes. “Sister Act: The Heavenly Musical Comedy” magically combines social justice with social crisis in the story of an African American singer who struggles to bring joy and survival to her community. When the nuns accept her as one of them, we see a vision of our possible sisterly…

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