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♦ Angels in America, “Perestroika” Flies Us to Heaven, at Berkeley Rep

♦ Angels in America, “Perestroika” Flies Us to Heaven, at Berkeley Rep

Kushner & Taccone Make Magnificent Miracles by Barry David Horwitz In “Perestroika,” Part Two of Angels in America, playwright Tony Kushner and director Tony Taccone take us on world-shaking, supernatural voyages.  Millennium has dawned and this time they fly us  to Heaven with Prior Walter and his seductive Angel. Prior (passionate Randy Harrison) discovers what’s wrong with the world and why he has AIDS. Prior learns the world is slowing down because God has retired–since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake….

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“Judy Moody and Stink, the Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, at BACT, S.F.

“Judy Moody and Stink, the Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, at BACT, S.F.

Khalia Davis Delights with Pirates, Treasure, Adventure Galore by Nicholas Leither Judy Moody had a dull summer.  Maybe it was because her parents couldn’t afford to send her to fantasy-everything camp or take her to Disneyland.  Maybe her parents worked too much.  Maybe she and her brother squandered it playing video games, watching Sponge Bob, eating candy.  We don’t know, but it doesn’t matter.  We’ve all had summers that could have been better. In fact, the highlight of Judy’s summer…

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“What the Constitution Means to Me” Updates Us on Our Rights, at Berkeley Rep

“What the Constitution Means to Me” Updates Us on Our Rights, at Berkeley Rep

Heidi Schreck’s Personalized U.S. History Delivers the Goods by Barry David Horwitz Heidi Schreck plays the Constitution like a Stradavarius, deploying Amendments, lyrically, in defense of the rights of women, LGBT, and minorities. Heidi acquired her skills in a series of Constitutional debates, organized by the stingy palace guardians at the American Legion. On stage, we are confronted with a typical mid-century, mid-western American Legion war veteran meeting hall. We could be anywhere in Peoria or in Fresno. On the back…

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“Roman Women”—A Hit with Intensity, at We Players, S.F.

“Roman Women”—A Hit with Intensity, at We Players, S.F.

Millennial Notes  Roy & Lauer Give Voices to Shakespeare’s Women by Emily Colby We Players all women production, directed by Ava Roy and Britt Lauer, brings us a new view  of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. At San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, all the action happens outside, under the Palace’s beautiful outside rotunda with live music accompaniment. Ushers guide us through interactive theater. We find ourselves turning to Julius Caesar’s legacy at a time of political turbulence. But this story breathes…

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