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“Shirley Valentine” Celebrates Life, at Center REP, Walnut Creek

“Shirley Valentine” Celebrates Life, at Center REP, Walnut Creek

Millennial Notes Willy Russell Liberates Happiness from Age by Owen Brunelle Shirley Valentine (delightful Kerri Shawn), a 52 year old Liverpool housewife, is facing an empty nest and talking to the wall. Every morning, she makes chips and eggs for her husband, cooking and cleaning until Joe comes home from work. She does the same chores every day, like clockwork, having raised two kids, who now live on their own. How would you feel? In 1986, Willy Russell created a…

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“Shifting Spaces” Explores the True Self, at Those Women, Berkeley

“Shifting Spaces” Explores the True Self, at Those Women, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Barrie, Mwaluko, & Yaged Claim Identity against All Odds by Owen Brunelle “Shifting Spaces” by Those Women Productions takes us on a journey through three worlds: the tortures of Nazi Germany, a charming graveyard, and the raw streets of an American city. The three plays of “Shifting Spaces” showcase strong women–asserting the truest versions of themselves. Each faces real-life obstacles. In Kim Yaged’s “Vessels,” we see Nazi Germany from one German lesbian’s point of view, in 1945. Three…

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