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“Bright Shining Sea” Moves Us to Tears, at Playground Festival, S.F.

“Bright Shining Sea” Moves Us to Tears, at Playground Festival, S.F.

Millennial Notes Julianne Jigour Conjures Oceanic Unity by Michael V. Rodriguez The ocean taunts Angelinos. There’s 0% chance of rain, but there’s plenty of displaced water. “Bright Shining Sea” celebrates the frame of mind that receives and offers empathy. When we’re down and need the right people, we find them in odd places. A hellish heat wave pushes six Angelinos to the breaking point. In the wake of a severe drought, locals are plagued by memory loss, heartbreak, and miscarriage….

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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”—Flying on a Thread, at Berkeley Rep

♦ “Angels in America”—Flying on a Thread, at Berkeley Rep

Millennial Notes Tony Kushner Wants Us to See the Wires—Why?  by Svea Vikander Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes I’ve been thinking about hanging. Well, suspension. What it means to be strung up, floating, above the ground, a lady crooning on a swing, a baby cradled on a tree branch, an angel suspended in a harness by wires. In the Bay Area, suspension (the BDSM kind) is as common as kombucha. But in Tony Kushner’s Angels in…

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“Mother Lear”—Intimate Glimpse into Dementia, at We Players, S.F.

“Mother Lear”—Intimate Glimpse into Dementia, at We Players, S.F.

Millennial Notes Roy & Walsh Stir Souls with King Lear Mash-Up   by Emily Colby An old woman shuffles onto a bare stage in a beautiful, vintage fur coat and old, raggedy pajama bottoms. Her paper crown glistens in the lights. Everything about her is contradictory. The deep tones of her voice dominate the room, but her unkempt appearance suggests she could blend in with the forgotten homeless on Market Street, just outside. Wrinkled skin and discolored hair show her…

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