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“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”–Playful Dark Comedy, at CCCT, El Cerrito

Millennial Notes Christopher Durang’s Riff on Chekhov’s Entourage by Emily Colby Anton Chekhov, Snow White, Maggie Smith, Voodoo, and a shirtless 20-something. It’s like TV’s Chopped, where unexpected ingredients come together to create a pop-culture challenge. But, instead of cuisine, CCCT is serving up a fresh, fanciful comedy, called “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Chekhov’s early 20th  century Russia finds a new home in 21st Century Bucks County, Pennsylvania, one of the swankiest suburbs in the U.S. Well,…

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“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”: Comic Riff on Family Life, at Altarena Playhouse, Alameda

Christopher Durang Makes Great Fun of U.S. Obsessions by Reilly Marston-Chakan “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” gives an extreme and hilarious twist to  family drama. The play, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013, comes from the fertile brain of  Christopher Durang, a comedy genius. At Altarena Playhouse, set in the round, “Vanya” takes place in one room, and the action is non-stop. Sharon Huff directs a multi-talented cast in mesmerizing performances. Each of three…

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“Colette Uncensored”: Lorri Holt Triumphs as Colette, at The Marsh, Berkeley

Zack Rogow & Lorri Holt Bring Us Colette—Sex & Scandal by Pamela Feinsilber Bay Area audiences have admired Lorri Holt for decades. She was the original Harper Pitt in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” which, longtime theatergoers will remember, premiered in San Francisco in 1991. More recently, she was the hilarious yet touching Masha in Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at Berkeley Rep. Now she’s doing something different and arguably more daring. For seventy-five minutes, she…

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December 2018 “A Noh Christmas Carol”—Hypnotic, Haunting Holiday Treat, at Yugen, S.F. “Dear Evan Hansen” Challenges Millennial Myths, at The Curran, S.F. “It’s a Wonderful Life”—Comfortable Music with a Moral, at S.F. Opera “A Christmas Carol”: Miraculous & Meaningful, at ACT, S.F. “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley” Lights Up a Revolution, at MTC, Mill Valley “Arcadia” Paints a Bleak, Loveless Future at Shotgun Players, Berkeley “Avenue Q” Spices Up the Holidays, at NCTC, S.F “Santaland Diaries”: Hilarious Working Elf Reflects,…

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