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“Two Minds” Meld, then Clash, Brilliantly, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Two Minds” Meld, then Clash, Brilliantly, at The Marsh, S.F.

Lynne Kaufman Delights with Nobel Geniuses by Barry David Horwitz Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, real life scientists, worked at an Israeli University—Amos, a mathematician and Daniel, a psychologist.  Each looks deeply into data and our daily choices. Amos is bubbly, mercurial, and unpredictable. Daniel is careful, strict, and organized. Amos is the optimist, Daniel the pessimist. They meet and help each other see into our future. Amos (loveable, irrepressible Brian Herndon) is all over the stage, bouncing around like…

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“Nijinsky”—Dancer’s Genius Flows Again, at S.F. Ballet

“Nijinsky”—Dancer’s Genius Flows Again, at S.F. Ballet

Choreographer Neumeier & National Ballet of Canada Celebrate Nijinsky’s Triumphs amidst Madness by Pamela Feinsilber As the dancers of San Francisco Ballet prepare to perform 12 (12!) world-premiere works in four programs beginning April 20, Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson has brought in the National Ballet of Canada to perform John Neumeier’s intense and ambitious “Nijinsky.” It’s a splendid gift to local ballet and theater audiences, because the large cast, sets, and costumes have been transported from Toronto for just a…

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“Our Great Tchaikovsky” Melds Gender & Genius, at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley

“Our Great Tchaikovsky” Melds Gender & Genius, at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley

Hershey Felder Plays Tchaikovsky, Masterfully by Barry David Horwitz Hershey Felder has come to Theatreworks to embody Tchaikovsky. When Felder, as Tchaikovsky, plays for the Opening Night of Carnegie Hall in 1891—at the request of Andrew Carnegie—we feel a shiver of excitement. New York finally celebrates Tchaikovsky as a musical genius, even though he was scorned in Russia. Under the Czars in the 1800s, Tchaikovsky was pursued, blackmailed, and threatened with prison, if word leaked out that he was gay….

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“The Jewelry Box” Brims with Gems & Laughs, at The Marsh, S.F.

“The Jewelry Box” Brims with Gems & Laughs, at The Marsh, S.F.

Brian Copeland: A Genuine Christmas Genius by Barry David Horwitz Everyone knows that Brian Copeland, famed for his “Not a Genuine Black Man” solo show that has toured the country and played for ten years in San Francisco, is our master story-teller. His gift to audiences during the holidays, “The Jewelry Box,” offers a treasure chest of wit, warmth, and wisdom, currently overflowing the black box stage at The Marsh on Valencia. Every word counts in Copeland’s masterful 70 minute…

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