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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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“Mother Lear”—Intimate Glimpse into Dementia, at We Players, S.F.

“Mother Lear”—Intimate Glimpse into Dementia, at We Players, S.F.

Millennial Notes Roy & Walsh Stir Souls with King Lear Mash-Up   by Emily Colby An old woman shuffles onto a bare stage in a beautiful, vintage fur coat and old, raggedy pajama bottoms. Her paper crown glistens in the lights. Everything about her is contradictory. The deep tones of her voice dominate the room, but her unkempt appearance suggests she could blend in with the forgotten homeless on Market Street, just outside. Wrinkled skin and discolored hair show her…

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“The Effect”—A Litmus Test for Love, at S.F. Playhouse

“The Effect”—A Litmus Test for Love, at S.F. Playhouse

Millennial Notes Lucy Prebble Exposes Scientific Fallacies by Tyler Jeffreys At S.F. Playhouse, the West Coast premiere of Lucy Prebble’s “The Effect” artfully explores the mysteries of love–with spectacular  staging by Director Bill English. Prebble sets up an experiment using a hormone to fight depression— but does the hormone also make love blossom? “The Effect” thrives on Nina Ball’s set design and Brooke Jennings’ costumes. Ball and Jennings join forces to create an eerie sci-fi wonderland. The angular room boasts…

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“Shakespeare in Love” Revels in Backstage Shenanigans, at Marin Theatre Company

“Shakespeare in Love” Revels in Backstage Shenanigans, at Marin Theatre Company

Will’s Charismatic Crew Leaps from Screen to Stage by Barry David Horwitz Marin Theatre Company has crafted a whirligig of theater, holding our attention with a kaleidoscope of color, song, and favorite lines from Shakespeare—as the poet struggles to write them. In “Shakespeare in Love,” Scenic Designer Kat Conley has lovingly created the metal scaffolding, wooden props, a piano, some drums, and a mandolin to evoke backstage at an Elizabethan theater. Forget the movie, this is theater the way Will…

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