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“Dance of the Holy Ghosts” Takes Us to Church, at Ubuntu, Oakland

“Dance of the Holy Ghosts” Takes Us to Church, at Ubuntu, Oakland

Marcus Gardley: Poet of Dysfunctional Love  by Robert M. Gardner Marcus (talented Michael Curry) recites poetry as he fumbles through puberty and on to adulthood, the mediator for his fractured family. Ubuntu Theater’s “Dance of the Holy Ghosts” by Marcus Gardley uses the talents of an all-Black cast to tell a powerful Oakland story in music and poetry. As we enter the Oakland Peace Center, Director Michael Socrates Moran’s impressive cast of versatile actors and gifted singers sweep us away…

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“Reel to Reel” Opens Our Ears to Love, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

“Reel to Reel” Opens Our Ears to Love, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

John Kolvenbach Offers Antidote to Cynical Times by Jeremiah Wall On the way to see Magic Theatre’s World Premiere of John Kolvenbach’s “Reel to Reel,” I  stopped  to listen to sound artist Bill Fontana’s revival of a 1981 installation at Fort Mason’s Pier 2.  The sound of foghorns glided through the early evening air, and Alcatraz loomed, dimly lit in the Bay.  “Reel to Reel” is about a different form of captivity,  a marriage made in sound, capturing intangible frequencies…

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