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“What they Said About Love” Wrestles the Riddle of Love, at The Marsh, Berkeley

“What they Said About Love” Wrestles the Riddle of Love, at The Marsh, Berkeley

Steve Budd Brings Couples to Life by Ross Callahan “What They Said about Love” sparkles with manic and irrepressible charm. Steve Budd begins with a bang when he transforms himself into several couples within the span of a few moments, by adopting unique postures and voices. He has the knack of capturing facial expressions that transmit feelings and personas, precisely. Those characters initially provide such a chaos of voices and opinions passing over Steve’s features, that I worried I’d be…

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“Red” Elevates Art, but Fumbles Heart, at Bread & Butter, S.F.

“Red” Elevates Art, but Fumbles Heart, at Bread & Butter, S.F.

John Logan’s Duet of Acrobatic Thinkers by Ross Callahan What leaps out at me from “Red”? Their sudden bursts of anger. The vitriol! Rothko slamming down his paint brush, immediately echoing an abuser throwing a tantrum. And a deep sympathy: This Rothko is a child pretending to be a master. Bruce Avery (Rothko) and Nick Moore (Ken) excel at confrontation and anger. Their frenzied salvos assault us in the intimate Phoenix Theater. When Ken confronts his mentor, they stand face…

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