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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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Michael Menager–Consummate Poet, Minstrel, at ArtsUp, S.F.

Michael Menager–Consummate Poet, Minstrel, at ArtsUp, S.F.

Menager Graces Salons with Music for Millennials by Robert M. Gardner Seated on a tall stool in an intimate 40s era living room on Nob Hill, Australian Michael Menager, American born singer-songwriter, tunes his vintage Gibson acoustic guitar.  Michael sings with conviction in a rich baritone that transports us to unique places. His songs on life and love, mischievous and playful, are always framed in hard-earned wisdom. His audiences, from newlyweds to seniors, listen with rapt attention as Michael, a…

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“Gangster of Love”—A Spectacular Family Reunion, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

“Gangster of Love”—A Spectacular Family Reunion, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

Millennial Notes Hagedorn, Greco Create Masterful Visual Palette by Evelyn Arevalo “The Gangster of Love” by Jessica Hagedorn transports us to the 70s, to follow the outlandish exploits of the newly arrived Filipino Rivera family in San Francisco. Get ready to be amazed by a live action rock band, a psychedelic LSD trip, and a raucous birthday party. Director Loretta Greco gives us an intimate look into the Rivera family’s troubled assimilation into America. With them, we travel the familiar…

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“Why I Died, a Comedy!” Internalizes Humor, at PlayGround, S.F.

“Why I Died, a Comedy!” Internalizes Humor, at PlayGround, S.F.

Millennial Notes Katie Rubin makes Spirituality Funny by Tyler Jeffreys “Why I Died, a Comedy!” takes us on the spiritual journey of director, comedian, writer, and actress Katie Rubin. Rubin sees herself die, and begins life anew, with her ego at bay.Now, she is Love, coming from deep down.According to Rubin, Love connects us all. Katiek Rubin makes the abstract concept real, with a gripping comedic flare. She skillfully portrays characters who narrate the story of her ego’s death. There’s…

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