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♦ Angels in America, “Perestroika” Flies Us to Heaven, at Berkeley Rep

♦ Angels in America, “Perestroika” Flies Us to Heaven, at Berkeley Rep

Kushner & Taccone Make Magnificent Miracles by Barry David Horwitz In “Perestroika,” Part Two of Angels in America, playwright Tony Kushner and director Tony Taccone take us on world-shaking, supernatural voyages.  Millennium has dawned and this time they fly us  to Heaven with Prior Walter and his seductive Angel. Prior (passionate Randy Harrison) discovers what’s wrong with the world and why he has AIDS. Prior learns the world is slowing down because God has retired–since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake….

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“Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Exhilarating, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

“Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Exhilarating, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

Alice Birch’s Women Revel in Un-Civil Disobedience    by Kim Waldron The career woman wants more time off from work.  The young girl is forced to marry her rapist. A woman feels trapped by even the idea of married life.  Fear of rape. Domestic violence as a family tradition. Everything in “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” reminds me of another woman I know. British playwright Alice Birch captures the world as it is. Then she issues a manifesto for revolution…

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“Between Us” Breaks Down the Barriers, at TheatreFIRST, Berkeley

“Between Us” Breaks Down the Barriers, at TheatreFIRST, Berkeley

Smith, May, Lo, & Frazier Invoke Inspiring Heroes by Barry David Horwitz There’s a lot to like in “Between Us,” the four short plays I saw on Sunday afternoon at Live Oak Park Theater. In Program A, TheatreFIRST has assembled new solo plays by Bay Area writers. Each short play celebrates revolutionary actions by a hero or a citizen.  Each play shows us how a person grows great by taking action under intense pressure—and each play works! In “Laveau, A…

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