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“Eureka Day” Deliciously Skewers Best Parental Intentions, at Aurora, Berkeley

“Eureka Day” Deliciously Skewers Best Parental Intentions, at Aurora, Berkeley

Jonathan Spector Delivers Comic Send-Up in Facebook Fiasco  by Susan Dunn I had an “Oh No” feeling when I saw the private school parents’ board meeting assembled to resolve school issues. These meetings can be so boring! Not so, in the witty send up by Jonathan Spector of our current “progressive” communication style. Sitting in classroom kiddie chairs, the parents start to lose their meeting manners and act like children, cutting each other off verbally and acting out physically. The…

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“Gangster of Love”—A Spectacular Family Reunion, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

“Gangster of Love”—A Spectacular Family Reunion, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

Millennial Notes Hagedorn, Greco Create Masterful Visual Palette by Evelyn Arevalo “The Gangster of Love” by Jessica Hagedorn transports us to the 70s, to follow the outlandish exploits of the newly arrived Filipino Rivera family in San Francisco. Get ready to be amazed by a live action rock band, a psychedelic LSD trip, and a raucous birthday party. Director Loretta Greco gives us an intimate look into the Rivera family’s troubled assimilation into America. With them, we travel the familiar…

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“Signs” Sends a Magical Signal, at PianoFight, S.F.

“Signs” Sends a Magical Signal, at PianoFight, S.F.

David Gerard, Master Magician, Enchants & Seduces by Barry David Horwitz When personable, mysterious, lithe David Gerard re-enters the small stage at PianoFight, after having introducing himself to us, we suddenly realize that we are here for more than the magic show. We are here because a master magician has willed us here, and now we are in his capable hands. When the sleek Gerard in black jacket and black hipster pants glides onto the stage to start the show…

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“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”–Playful Dark Comedy, at CCCT, El Cerrito

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”–Playful Dark Comedy, at CCCT, El Cerrito

Millennial Notes Christopher Durang’s Riff on Chekhov’s Entourage by Emily Colby Anton Chekhov, Snow White, Maggie Smith, Voodoo, and a shirtless 20-something. It’s like TV’s Chopped, where unexpected ingredients come together to create a pop-culture challenge. But, instead of cuisine, CCCT is serving up a fresh, fanciful comedy, called “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Chekhov’s early 20th  century Russia finds a new home in 21st Century Bucks County, Pennsylvania, one of the swankiest suburbs in the U.S. Well,…

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