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“What They Said About Love” Charms, Thrills, at The Marsh, S.F.

“What They Said About Love” Charms, Thrills, at The Marsh, S.F.

Millennial Notes Steve Budd Uncovers Truths behind Love by Kelsey Severson In his fresh and exciting one-man show “What They Said About Love,” Steve Budd dives deep into what brings couples together and what drives them crazy. Steve uses genuine humor and sensitivity to reveal his own problems with compromise and commitment. Budd wittily tells the stories of five couples he interviewed. We get to know each couple intimately through his warm and captivating imitations. “What They Said About Love,” a…

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“Everybody” Speaks Boldly, Beautifully, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“Everybody” Speaks Boldly, Beautifully, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Jacobs-Jenkins’ Modern Morality Stirs Our Souls by Barry David Horwitz “Everybody” puts our isolated lives on the griddle. Britney Frasier, a brilliant and baffling God, puts us all in our places. Then she sends Death to find Everybody, who screwed up her/his Life. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins up-dates the morality play “Everyman,” creating a parable of our privatization of Hope. In a turquoise sweater, Frazier/God boldly plucks five Somebodies from the amphitheater. Death hides out wearing an orange camper-vest (anxious Victor…

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“Oedipus at Palm Springs” Seduces & Shocks, at Theatre Rhinoceros, S.F.

“Oedipus at Palm Springs” Seduces & Shocks, at Theatre Rhinoceros, S.F.

Millennial Notes Five Lesbian Brothers Bring Love, Laughter, Surprise by Kelsey Severson “Oedipus at Palm Springs” offers a comedic take on love, sex, and navigating everything in between. The myth of Oedipus lurks behind a modern day lovers’ getaway. In 90 minutes The Five Lesbian Brothers deliver a provocative punch—making us laugh, cry, cringe, and shriek. Four dynamic women play two lesbian couples who make us think: Does great sex make for a happy relationship? Why is it so hard…

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“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

Millennial Notes Matthew McCoy Elevates Disney Favorite by Evelyn Arevalo Director and Choreographer Matthew McCoy brings thrills to Victor Hugo’s gothic tale The Hunchback of Notre of Dame in this vibrant adaptation of the Disney movie. If you see one musical this year, see “Hunchback” by Bay Area Musicals. McCoy’s production presents an hypnotic kaleidoscope of colors, dances, and angelic choruses—leaving us singing and tearful. It’s 1482, Paris, and the chimes of Notre Dame usher us into the solitary world…

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