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“Washed Up on the Potomac” Liberates Mad Men, at S.F. Playhouse

“Washed Up on the Potomac” Liberates Mad Men, at S.F. Playhouse

Lynn Rosen Pits Freaks against Geeks by Barry David Horwitz What motivates a proofreader in a sweltering ad agency to huddle in a parka at her desk and shun her fellow workers? It’s the classic story of a nerdy receptionist who lives with her domineering mother and fears any contact. Incapacitated, she comically shuttles between desk and home, peeping out in fear. In “Washed Up on the Potomac” playwright Lynn Rosen presents the humble, quiet worker, Sherri, played with delicious…

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“#Get Ghandi” Amuses & Bewilders, at Z Space, S.F.

“#Get Ghandi” Amuses & Bewilders, at Z Space, S.F.

Millennial Notes Anne Galjour Examines First World ‘Feminism’ by Evelyn Arevalo   Anne Galjour does not shy away from revealing the dark secrets of Mahatma Gandhi in her new, intense comedy “#GetGandhi, A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy.” Gandhi, who has inspired generations with his principle of non-violent civil disobedience, committed some shady acts against women. Though Gandhi practiced celibacy, he actively persuaded young women to lie naked next to him, to test his piety. Although Gandhi’s misogyny and racism seem…

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“Where the Boys Are” Explodes the Myth of Men, at Faultline, S.F.

“Where the Boys Are” Explodes the Myth of Men, at Faultline, S.F.

Vanessa Flores’ New Women Take Over Comedy by Barry David Horwitz So….we think men, males, boys, those guys, dudes, bros are indispensable? Well, think again. Playwright Vanessa Flores makes all males vanish suddenly and mysteriously from the planet, leaving their empty clothes behind. Her simple premise leads to wild and raucous celebration by women everywhere. These women don’t mind taking on every male role imaginable and doing it with glee and abandon. Everything that was male is now female—babies, bikers,…

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“Each and Every Thing” Triumphs, at The Marsh, Berkeley

“Each and Every Thing” Triumphs, at The Marsh, Berkeley

Dan Hoyle Draws Laughter from Digital Lunacy by Barry David Horwitz In his new version of “Each and Every Thing,” Dan Hoyle hits pay dirt with his warm, winning personality, his down home San Francisco ways, and his unique “journalistic theater.” In his show, he ponders the word of cell phones, Twitter, rigged elections, and the power of the Midwest to predict our futures. Ever since he won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Solo Show in 2014, Dan has…

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