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“Sunday in the Park with George” Glitters, at S.F. Playhouse

“Sunday in the Park with George” Glitters, at S.F. Playhouse

Millennial Notes Sondheim, Lapine Playfully Pick Artist’s Brain by Tyler Jeffreys S.F. Playhouse’s “Sunday in the Park with George” takes a charming, colorful perspective on making art yesterday and today. My favorite number, “It’s Hot Up Here,” features every figure in George Seurat’s famous painting of Parisian workers relaxing on a Sunday afternoon.  They stand eerily still, complaining about living in their 2-D painting prison. This witty musical about an artist’s life unfolds like a brilliant cartoon fable. Secretive artist…

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“Seeing Red” Brings Cheers, Shouts, at S.F. Mime Troupe

“Seeing Red” Brings Cheers, Shouts, at S.F. Mime Troupe

Millennial Notes  Agbabiaka, Holden Find Socialism in Trumpland by Evelyn Arevalo The San Francisco Mime Troupe kicks off its 59th season with a comic  musical, “Seeing Red,” in the midst of an enthusiastic Opening Day audience. A hand-crafted wooden stage, smack dab in the middle of Dolores Park, sports picket signs announcing: “Build that Wall!” and a caricature of Donald Trump. We are visiting Ruby’s Bar, along with the regulars in a small Ohio town. We are invited in, to…

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“In Braunau” Thrills with Dark Past, at S.F. Playhouse

“In Braunau” Thrills with Dark Past, at S.F. Playhouse

Millennial Notes Dipika Guha Delves into White Nationalism by Evelyn Arevalo Dipika Guha’s world premiere of “In Braunau” by S.F. Playhouse unravels a tale of good intentions turned sinister. She gives us a modern day horror story about two idealistic 20-something Americans who move to Austria. And they decide to remodel Adolf Hitler’s birth house into a Bed & Dinner hostel. With only a dilapidated, yellow house, a hanging light, and burnt paper littering the floor, we feel the force…

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“Straight White Men” Captivates Curious Minorities, at MTC, Mill Valley

“Straight White Men” Captivates Curious Minorities, at MTC, Mill Valley

Millennial Notes Young Jean Lee Reveals Anglo Anxieties by Tyler Jeffreys Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men” reminds us that we are more alike than we are different, even those of us who put on a front. I cannot imagine living under the pressure these guys endure. Afterwards, I thought: I should invite them to hang out with politically oppressed folks.   For pre-show music, director Morgan Gould bangs out an epic woman-power playlist. I feel welcome as I dance…

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