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“#GetGandhi” Delights and Inspires, at Z Space, S.F.

“#GetGandhi” Delights and Inspires, at Z Space, S.F.

Anne Galjour’s Heartfelt Comedy Strikes Gold by Mary Volmer In Anne Galjour’s poignant new comedy “#GetGandhi,” a multi-generational sorority of feminists conspire to tear down the statue of Gandhi in San Francisco to protest the Mahatma’s custom of sleeping with beautiful naked young women in order to test his “seminal continence.” Using women as mere temptations to his celibacy troubles these feminists, especially militant academic Miriam (commanding Patricia Silver). Still, it’s a head-scratcher, at first. In midst of the #MeToo…

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“Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Exhilarating, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

“Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Exhilarating, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

Alice Birch’s Women Revel in Un-Civil Disobedience    by Kim Waldron The career woman wants more time off from work.  The young girl is forced to marry her rapist. A woman feels trapped by even the idea of married life.  Fear of rape. Domestic violence as a family tradition. Everything in “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” reminds me of another woman I know. British playwright Alice Birch captures the world as it is. Then she issues a manifesto for revolution…

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” Explores Primal Places, at Ubuntu Theater, Oakland

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Explores Primal Places, at Ubuntu Theater, Oakland

Millennial Notes Tennessee Williams Springs to Life with Whelan and Ramirez by Tyler Jeffreys Ubuntu Theater Project’s version of Tennessee Williams’ 1947 classic “A Streetcar Named Desire” brings out the primal, selfish, raw instincts that we are trained to repress. When we first walk into a bare room in the Alice Collective in Oakland, the actors, dressed in black, are warming up. They lie on the floor or hang from the pillars–twisting and stretching. We sit in chairs in a…

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“The Vagina Odyssey” Refreshes Feminism, at Monkey House, Berkeley

“The Vagina Odyssey” Refreshes Feminism, at Monkey House, Berkeley

Sarah Kennedy Rediscovers Private Parts  by Sweta Chawla Sarah Kennedy has an alter-ego: she’s called Queen V; her funny, tenacious, and desperate “alter ego-gina.” V has been waiting for her moment to shine for decades, a veritable Miss Piggy under siege. Queen V delights us with the truth about Sarah’s inner journey toward feminine truth. The show is filled with juicy sensual adventures, and vivid self-discovery. V awakens Sarah to a feminist revolution that leads to the stage. She  opens…

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