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“Oedipus at Palm Springs” Seduces & Shocks, at Theatre Rhinoceros, S.F.

“Oedipus at Palm Springs” Seduces & Shocks, at Theatre Rhinoceros, S.F.

Millennial Notes Five Lesbian Brothers Bring Love, Laughter, Surprise by Kelsey Severson “Oedipus at Palm Springs” offers a comedic take on love, sex, and navigating everything in between. The myth of Oedipus lurks behind a modern day lovers’ getaway. In 90 minutes The Five Lesbian Brothers deliver a provocative punch—making us laugh, cry, cringe, and shriek. Four dynamic women play two lesbian couples who make us think: Does great sex make for a happy relationship? Why is it so hard…

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“White” Unleashes Hidden Voices, at Shotgun, Berkeley

“White” Unleashes Hidden Voices, at Shotgun, Berkeley

Millennial Notes James Ijames  Leaves Us Hungry for Color by Evelyn Arevalo “White” explores how white men–including gay white men–have consistently engaged in stereotyping Black women. Case in point: Imitators regularly profit by stealing the mannerisms of Black women by “acting Black.” It’s so typical that we even have a name for it: Culture Vultures. Our lead character Gus (believable Adam Donovan), an aspiring painter,  is magically visited by a silvery, sequined Diana Ross. His Divine Diana (dynamic Santoya Fields)…

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“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

Millennial Notes Matthew McCoy Elevates Disney Favorite by Evelyn Arevalo Director and Choreographer Matthew McCoy brings thrills to Victor Hugo’s gothic tale The Hunchback of Notre of Dame in this vibrant adaptation of the Disney movie. If you see one musical this year, see “Hunchback” by Bay Area Musicals. McCoy’s production presents an hypnotic kaleidoscope of colors, dances, and angelic choruses—leaving us singing and tearful. It’s 1482, Paris, and the chimes of Notre Dame usher us into the solitary world…

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“White” Blends Pigments Artfully, at Shotgun, Berkeley

“White” Blends Pigments Artfully, at Shotgun, Berkeley

Millennial Notes James Ijames Casts Black Magic by Tyler Jeffreys In James Ijames “White,” Black girl magic steals the show. Diana Ross. Gay White Man Gus’s imaginary friend Diana Ross tells him that his art needs to come from inside. Standing behind her microphone and swaying her hips, Diana advises Gus to let out his inner Black Girl! Diana Ross (sparkling Santoya Fields) magically appears from a hidden fog machine and multicolored lights. She dazzles in a shiny silvery, tight-fitting…

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