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“Why I Died, a Comedy!” Internalizes Humor, at PlayGround, S.F.

“Why I Died, a Comedy!” Internalizes Humor, at PlayGround, S.F.

Millennial Notes Katie Rubin makes Spirituality Funny by Tyler Jeffreys “Why I Died, a Comedy!” takes us on the spiritual journey of director, comedian, writer, and actress Katie Rubin. Rubin sees herself die, and begins life anew, with her ego at bay.Now, she is Love, coming from deep down.According to Rubin, Love connects us all. Katiek Rubin makes the abstract concept real, with a gripping comedic flare. She skillfully portrays characters who narrate the story of her ego’s death. There’s…

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“Alabama Story” Revels in Rabbits & Rage, at City Lights, San Jose

“Alabama Story” Revels in Rabbits & Rage, at City Lights, San Jose

Millennial Notes Kenneth Jones Celebrates the Power of Books by Tyler Jeffreys In Kenneth Jones’ play “Alabama Story,” a true life controversy over a children’s book springs to life, again, at City Lights Theater Company. In his book The Rabbits’ Wedding, Garth Williams tells the story of a black rabbit and a white rabbit who get married, while the forest critters cheer. A true life controversy flared up in 1959, in Montgomery, Alabama, where a brave librarian fights against racist…

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“What Just Happened?” Magnifies Mundane Moments, at PlayGround, S.F.

“What Just Happened?” Magnifies Mundane Moments, at PlayGround, S.F.

Millennial Notes Nina Wise Makes Politics Omnipresent by Tyler Jeffreys In her solo show “What Just Happened?” Nina Wise develops her daily recollections into extraordinary political commentary on prejudice, veganism, and immigration. She even pokes fun at Bay Area political fads, making us feel slightly uncomfortable.  Her rants make us think about why we believe what we believe. Wise explains that each of her shows is unique. She tells us about a single day that started with an emergency nuclear…

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“Bright Star” Shoots for the Moon, at Curran, S.F.

“Bright Star” Shoots for the Moon, at Curran, S.F.

Millennial Notes Martin and Brickell Blend Banjos and Blessings by Tyler Jeffreys “Bright Star” celebrates U.S. pride in Deep South music and culture. The Tony-nominated musical, now at The Curran Theater, showcases Steve Martin’s playful comedic style with dynamic dialogue and love for the banjo. In this musical, the book outshines the music. The show begins with the whole company singing “If You Knew My Story.” Each character, intent on following her or his own bright star, seeks light in…

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