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“An Entomologist’s Love Story” Magnifies Dating Wars, at S.F. Playhouse

“An Entomologist’s Love Story” Magnifies Dating Wars, at S.F. Playhouse

Millennial Notes Melissa Ross Explores Funny Female Tactics by Tyler Jeffreys “An Entomologist’s Love Story” by Melissa Ross pits the feminist woman against the traditional woman in today’s Dating Wars. As Betty, Lori Prince changes her voice from deep and raunchy to light and airy, while she lectures on the mating rituals of fireflies. Betty, the entomologist, explains how the female firefly of Species A imitates the mating signal of Species B.  When the B male flies over, she gobbles…

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♦ “Angels in America”: A Legendary Roy Cohn, at Berkeley Rep

♦ “Angels in America”: A Legendary Roy Cohn, at Berkeley Rep

Millennial Notes Stephen Spinella Slays Us as Prince of Darkness     by Tyler Jeffreys Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Part 1: “Millennium Approaches” At the Berkeley Rep production of Angels in America, Stephen Spinella dominates the stage as Roy M. Cohn, the real-life 50s to 80s, connected, sleazy, closeted gay lawyer. In Tony Kushner’s epic drama, Cohn reveals himself as a soldier in the conquering forces of the conservative Reagan revolution of the 80s. Spinella reaches…

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“Daughter of a Garbageman” Garnishes Oppression with Humor, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Daughter of a Garbageman” Garnishes Oppression with Humor, at The Marsh, S.F.

Millennial Notes Maureen Langan Dissects U.S. Women’s Success by Tyler Jeffreys Maureen Langan’s “Daughter of a Garbageman” challenges us to rethink the American path to success. Langan, the unapologetically bubbly and earthy talk show host, blames her parents and the U.S.  for her lack of a book deal–even though she has an English degree. From her Bronx Irish immigrant father Hughie, Langan learns to identify with the poor and neglected. The touching tale of her strangling-on-food phobia exposes her early…

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“Crystal” Cracks Barriers, at SAP Center, San Jose

“Crystal” Cracks Barriers, at SAP Center, San Jose

Millennial Notes Cirque Du Soleil Conjures  a Circus Musical by Tyler Jeffreys and Evelyn Arevalo Cirque Du Soleil’s “Crystal”–a magical circus on ice–branches out into a cool realm of music and light displays. “Crystal” breaks through Cirque du Soleil thrills into a spectacular circus world. This old-fashioned circus promises nostalgia, re-fashioned for the ice–an old mystery, frozen and new. “Crystal” focuses on synchronized skating and dancing, worthy of Olympic medals. “Crystal” offers  visually stunning sets with minimal props, concentrating on…

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