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“Mystery of Edwin Drood” Kills with Laughter, at Marin Onstage, San Rafael

“Mystery of Edwin Drood” Kills with Laughter, at Marin Onstage, San Rafael

Millennial Notes Rupert Holmes’ Murder Mystery Keeps Us Guessing by Maggie Lohmeyer I can see why “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” won Tony Awards at its debut in 1985. Writer and composer Rupert Holmes consistently interlaces witty humor with just the right amount of sass. “Edwin Drood” uses our imagination to play mind games from start to finish! Marin Onstage presents a high energy, interactive musical melodrama that keeps us engaged until the final scene. The Chairman of the Musical…

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“A Christmas Carol” Alerts Us to Real Lives, at A.C.T., S.F.

“A Christmas Carol” Alerts Us to Real Lives, at A.C.T., S.F.

James Carpenter Shows Scrooge Taxing Himself!  by Monica Fernandez As San Franciscans talk more about mindfulness, “A Christmas Carol” comes to A.C.T. to remind us about Time and Ghosts and Empathy for others. Charles Dickens’ essentially mindful tale virtually creates the idea of Christmas.  Director Domenique Lozano depicts an ultimate change of consciousness in her moving production of Dickens’ classic. We see scraggy Ebenezer Scrooge (multi-talented James Carpenter) succumbing to pointless selfishness, making himself into a heartless, nasty person. Carpenter’s…

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