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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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“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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“Ain’t that Rich” Enriches Our Lives, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Ain’t that Rich” Enriches Our Lives, at The Marsh, S.F.

Kate Robards Enjoys Her Journey from Poor to Rich by Gabrielle Myers In her one-act monologue describing her move from poverty level into the 1%, Kate Robards communicates that money is never just money when you don’t have it. In “Ain’t that Rich,” Robards meditates on how her relationship with money has evolved. Through a riveting, non-stop memoir about her life, Robards takes us to the heart of how money and its real value is often misrepresented in America. Robards’…

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