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“Spell Eternity” Tickles Nerdy Fantasies at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

“Spell Eternity” Tickles Nerdy Fantasies at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

Alandra Hileman Casts off Our Expectations by Tyler Jeffreys Finally, some theater for fantasy nerds! Quantum Dragon Theatre presents “Spell Eternity” by Alandra Hileman at The Mojo Theatre in San Francisco. “Spell Eternity” has everything we want in an epic tale: sword fights, first loves, monsters, and a nosy hermit who speaks in riddles (the playful Karl Shackne). We jitter with anticipation as the familiar dynamics of a modern medieval fantasy story unfold. “Spell Eternity” takes place in a fantastical…

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CAL Theater Alums Inspire at U.C., Berkeley

CAL Theater Alums Inspire at U.C., Berkeley

College Students Take Education by the Reins by Tyler Jeffreys On Thursday, March 16, the U.C. Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies offered its 2017 Alumni Panel to inspire students during a Q. and A. session between current students and theater professionals. When I entered the intimate and homey Durham Studio Theater at CAL, Berkeley, students are talking as they pick out seats in the small theater with a curved proscenium stage. About 40 students and faculty members…

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“Noises Off” Creates Hilarious Chaos, at San Francisco Playhouse

“Noises Off” Creates Hilarious Chaos, at San Francisco Playhouse

A Millennial’s Notes Michael Frayn’s Discombobulated Divas Dash around Stage by Tyler Jeffreys Welcome to the backstage shenanigans that every actor knows and fears. Michael Frayn’s slapstick farce “Noises Off” exposes a British theater company’s tour of their destined-to-flop play. Lighthearted and fun, the parody takes us out of our busy minds, and allows us to forget our troubles for a while as we laugh our face muscles to exhaustion. The play begins during the dress rehearsal for “Nothing On,”…

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“Polaroid Stories” Exposes Street Life, at CAL Playhouse, Berkeley

“Polaroid Stories” Exposes Street Life, at CAL Playhouse, Berkeley

Naomi Iizuka Mingles Myth with Modern Pain by Tyler Jeffreys Some youths are at risk, others passed that threshold before birth. We may not know their names, but we will certainly know their tales. “Polaroid Stories,” written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Margo Hall, tells the stories of street kids who turn to myth-making to survive their harsh reality. In “Polaroid Stories,” staged by TDPS at CAL’s Zellerbach Playhouse, the street kids embody ancient Greek gods and myths, like…

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