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“Pool of Unknown Wonders” Glows & Beckons, at Ubuntu, Berkeley

“Pool of Unknown Wonders” Glows & Beckons, at Ubuntu, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Philip Kan Gotanda Generates a Modern Myth  by Tyler Jeffreys In “Pool of Unknown Wonders: Undertow of the Soul,” Philip Kan Gotanda takes us on a surreal, sci-fi adventure, prompting questions about time and society. Gotanda is asking:  How can we reach “The Pool?”  Gotanda and Ubuntu Theater Project take us on a space voyage that creates a new myth, ready to be explored by other artists. In “Pool of Unknown Wonders,” six passengers take a spaceship to…

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“A Number” Prophesies a Clone Crisis, at Aurora, Berkeley

“A Number” Prophesies a Clone Crisis, at Aurora, Berkeley

Caryl Churchill Spins the Numbers Game by Barry David Horwitz Behind a low, white circular barrier, suggesting a petri dish, an anxious son confronts his worried father. In her shocking play “A Number,” Caryl Churchill uses three cloned sons to make us think about the present threat of identity loss. She also catapults us into the future, to consider how Tech may be muddling our identities. Churchill is up to her poetic trickery as the sons extract different origin stories…

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“Ageless” Rethinks Growing Old, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

“Ageless” Rethinks Growing Old, at Quantum Dragon, S.F.

Millennial Notes Bridgette Dutta Portman’s Sci-Fi Pleasures Leap to Life by Gilad Barach To put it simply, “Ageless, or the Revolt of the Flesh” is entertaining! Isn’t that the true goal of every performance? Jess McGovern’s charmingly simple futuristic costume designs and Miles Callan’s ingenious gadgets provide enough to make us smile. But, the cast and team go beyond mere satisfaction. “Ageless” provokes us to think. Daring director Katja Rivera beautifully fills scenes with layers of narratives, interrupting dialogues with…

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