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“Breeders” Pits Human vs. Hamster Love, at FaultLine, S.F.

“Breeders” Pits Human vs. Hamster Love, at FaultLine, S.F.

Millennial Notes Dan Giles Creates Comedy Couples Bursting with Babies by Suraj Ramrakhyani Playwright Dan Giles presents “Breeders,” still warm and throbbing, full of love, passion, queerness, and quarrels at the FaultLine Theater, in San Francisco’s PianoFight. The set is rainbow colored, cartoon-like, and astutely designed. The main stage mirrors a hamster cage that sits on the table in the living room. What seems like a piece of modern furniture turns out to be a fully functioning human-scale hamster wheel….

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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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“Sisters Matsumoto” Evokes Haunting Past, Perilous Future, at Center Rep, Walnut Creek

“Sisters Matsumoto” Evokes Haunting Past, Perilous Future, at Center Rep, Walnut Creek

Philip Kan Gotanda Asks, “What Is an American?” by Sydney Roberts  “Sisters Matsumoto” by Philip Kan Gotanda tells a moving and heartwarming story that sheds light on the after effects of Japanese internment camps during World War II. Directed by Mina Morita, the play is set in 1945, and tells the story of three sisters who return to Stockton, California after spending two  years in a U.S. concentration camp in Arkansas. This year marks the 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive…

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“Grease”: Electrifying Ensemble, at CCMT, Walnut Creek

“Grease”: Electrifying Ensemble, at CCMT, Walnut Creek

Christina Lazo’s Musical Classic Delivers the Goods by Sydney Roberts The curtain is down at the Lesher Center of the Arts, and it reads “Rydell” in classic high school letterman font. It’s dress-up night for the opening performance of Contra Costa Musical Theatre’s “Grease.” I see women in poodle-skirts and keds, men dressed in full leather gear—and I am dressed up in pedal pushers and a red satin scarf. If you’re a fan of musicals, then you’re sure to know…

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