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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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“Sense and Sensibility” Slides into Town Hall, Lafayette

“Sense and Sensibility” Slides into Town Hall, Lafayette

Kate Hamill Reimagines Jane Austen by Robert M. Gardner Jane Austen’s charming Dashwood sisters thrive in Town Hall’s  latest production,  “Sense and Sensibility.” Hilarity abounds in Kate Hamill’s award winning 2014 comedy, which Huff Post calls:  “The greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history.” We find ourselves rooting for the Dashwood sisters as they search for love and security in an English romance. Hamill whisks us into the antics and hearts of Elinor Dashwood (strong, controlled Heather Buck) and…

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“It’s Only a Play” Dazzles with Stage Scandals, at NCTC, S.F.

“It’s Only a Play” Dazzles with Stage Scandals, at NCTC, S.F.

Terrence McNally Whips Up a Golden Egg by Barry David Horwitz “It’s Only a Play” mixes all the jokes and clichés about theater we’ve ever heard. Like circling vultures, the playwright and cast await the Opening Night reviews of the play within the play, “The Golden Egg.” What a passel of funny and wonderfully egotistical theater folks! McNally gives us a satirical, ridiculous, and delightful peek behind the A-List. The actors, director, producer, and writer are all assembled in a…

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“Transitions” Launches Drag Queen at Drumpf & Putin, at The Rhino, S.F.

“Transitions” Launches Drag Queen at Drumpf & Putin, at The Rhino, S.F.

John Fisher Ridicules Our Glorious Leader, with Gusto by Barry David Horwitz In John Fisher’s no-holds-barred political satire “Transitions,” disruption rules the day. Fisher, himself, always the supremely talented actor, plays three roles—including Drumpf and Putin. Fisher, in bathrobe and with cheeseburger, pouches out his cheeks and lips in delicious imitation of you know who. His body and movement embody the ridiculousness of our current Strangelovean Hell. Each actor does brilliant double and triple duty to bring a Saturday Night…

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