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“Good. Better. Best. Bested.” Exposes Glitter and Gloom, at Custom Made, S.F.

“Good. Better. Best. Bested.” Exposes Glitter and Gloom, at Custom Made, S.F.

Millennial Notes Jonathan Spector’s Surrealism Sparks Ideas by Tyler Jeffreys Jonathan Spector’s world premiere of “Good. Better. Best. Bested.” boldly illustrates the destructive nature of competition in our Vegas/Wall Street culture. The playwright ridicules our religion of “winning.” His ideas feel fresh and half a step before their time. Using a rom-com style, Spector conjures a mysterious, global catastrophe that injects fear into Las Vegas, an already chaotic city. He assembles outrageous characters who intermingle on the Vegas strip, by…

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“What Just Happened?” Magnifies Mundane Moments, at PlayGround, S.F.

“What Just Happened?” Magnifies Mundane Moments, at PlayGround, S.F.

Millennial Notes Nina Wise Makes Politics Omnipresent by Tyler Jeffreys In her solo show “What Just Happened?” Nina Wise develops her daily recollections into extraordinary political commentary on prejudice, veganism, and immigration. She even pokes fun at Bay Area political fads, making us feel slightly uncomfortable.  Her rants make us think about why we believe what we believe. Wise explains that each of her shows is unique. She tells us about a single day that started with an emergency nuclear…

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