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“Shifting Spaces” Explores the True Self, at Those Women, Berkeley

“Shifting Spaces” Explores the True Self, at Those Women, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Barrie, Mwaluko, & Yaged Claim Identity against All Odds by Owen Brunelle “Shifting Spaces” by Those Women Productions takes us on a journey through three worlds: the tortures of Nazi Germany, a charming graveyard, and the raw streets of an American city. The three plays of “Shifting Spaces” showcase strong women–asserting the truest versions of themselves. Each faces real-life obstacles. In Kim Yaged’s “Vessels,” we see Nazi Germany from one German lesbian’s point of view, in 1945. Three…

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“A Number” Prophesies a Clone Crisis, at Aurora, Berkeley

“A Number” Prophesies a Clone Crisis, at Aurora, Berkeley

Caryl Churchill Spins the Numbers Game by Barry David Horwitz Behind a low, white circular barrier, suggesting a petri dish, an anxious son confronts his worried father. In her shocking play “A Number,” Caryl Churchill uses three cloned sons to make us think about the present threat of identity loss. She also catapults us into the future, to consider how Tech may be muddling our identities. Churchill is up to her poetic trickery as the sons extract different origin stories…

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