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Barry David Horwitz

Barry David Horwitz has been teaching and reviewing theater for many years–as well as acting and producing plays for The Quixotic Players. He has also acted and worked as Dramaturge with Shotgun Players of Berkeley. He tries to link theater to political and social movements, as he did for many years in English and Drama classes at Saint Mary’s College of California; University of California, Berkeley; and the Universities of Paris (Sorbonne/Sciences-Politiques) and Montpellier (Paul-Valery). Barry has produced plays ranging…

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“Dear Evan Hansen” Challenges Millennial Myths, at The Curran, S.F.

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Make Music for Harsh Times by Rachel Norby and Barry David Horwitz The plot of “Dear Evan Hansen” could be a teenie bopper movie: boy makes up story, the lies spin out of control, he comes clean. But this multiple Tony Award winning musical phenomenon has a Dickensian theme: Poor, invisible Evan ingratiates himself with the wealthy family of a classmate who has committed suicide. With a top-notch cast and a flashing backdrop of floating…

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“The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley” Lights Up a Revolution, at MTC, Mill Valley

Gunderson & Melcon’s Comedy Transfigures Pride & Prejudice   by Barry David Horwitz In this sequel to Pride and Prejudice, the clever playwrights take us downstairs into the vast basement kitchen underneath a great English manor. The rich people upstairs keep sneaking down the heavy duty wooden staircase to get some of the housekeeper’s Christmas cookies. But wicked, witty George Wickham (delightful Kenny Toll) bursts into the kitchen and the whole household goes into an uproar. George argues eloquently for…

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“People’s History of Next”—Young Eyes, Epic Vision, at TheatreFIRST, Berkeley

Jon Tracy Premieres Prophetic Youth Project by Maya Rath and Barry David Horwitz When we walk into Live Oak Theatre, it looks like a construction site. We see walls lined with giant plastic tarps hanging from ceiling to floor. Two giant metal scaffolding towers stand at either side of the plastic-draped stage. Multimedia projections, sound effects, and lighting add a sci-fi aura to the show. Three teen performers appear: Leela Kiyawat, Unity Tambellini Smith, and Justin Howard. They play Dee,…

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