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“Head Over Heels” Spews Dazzling Chaos, at Curran, S.F.

“Head Over Heels” Spews Dazzling Chaos, at Curran, S.F.

Magruder & Meyer Pull Out All the Stops  by Cindi Stephan I took my gender fluid teen to “Head Over Heels” because they love musical theater, and I figured I could get them hooked on the music of The Go-Go’s. I did not know that gender fluidity forms a central theme of the show, that our new pronouns (the ones our family is tripping over) receive an official welcome! My kid cried in happiness and I bounced up and down…

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“Saturday Night” Romances with Charm, at 42nd Street Moon, S.F.

“Saturday Night” Romances with Charm, at 42nd Street Moon, S.F.

Millennial Notes Stephen Sondheim’s Love Story Makes Us Swoon by Maggie Lohmeyer It happens to us all. What are we going to do this weekend? Who’s free? What movie do we go to? Who’s picking up the tab? In the 1955 musical “Saturday Night,” Stephen Sondheim tackles the awkwardness of dating in Brooklyn in 1929, on the edge of the Great Depression. We follow a dashing group of working-class young men. Ted (quirky Jesse Cortez), Artie (comical Mike Birr), Ray…

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“The Effect”—A Litmus Test for Love, at S.F. Playhouse

“The Effect”—A Litmus Test for Love, at S.F. Playhouse

Millennial Notes Lucy Prebble Exposes Scientific Fallacies by Tyler Jeffreys At S.F. Playhouse, the West Coast premiere of Lucy Prebble’s “The Effect” artfully explores the mysteries of love–with spectacular  staging by Director Bill English. Prebble sets up an experiment using a hormone to fight depression— but does the hormone also make love blossom? “The Effect” thrives on Nina Ball’s set design and Brooke Jennings’ costumes. Ball and Jennings join forces to create an eerie sci-fi wonderland. The angular room boasts…

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“Heisenberg”— Intriguing Tango for Two, at ACT, S.F.

“Heisenberg”— Intriguing Tango for Two, at ACT, S.F.

Simon Stephens’ Science of the Human Heart by Kim Waldron Riding on the London subway, a young woman impulsively kisses a much older man on the neck. Can he trust her? Can we trust them? Simon Stephen’s “Heisenberg” has just two characters, Alex and Georgie, opposites in every way. They embark on an affair, a romance, but maybe one is a con artist—or maybe all of that. And more. At 75, patient Alex (James Carpenter) works as a butcher, an Irish…

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