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“Northanger Abbey” Highlights Subtle Progressive Messages, at The Pear, Mountain View

“Northanger Abbey” Highlights Subtle Progressive Messages, at The Pear, Mountain View

Millennial Notes  Diane Tasca’s Adaptation Shines in Key Moments  by Justin Lopez Imagine a dark stage with shadowy figures holding elaborate picture frames around their dimly lit faces. The obscure setting evokes a mysterious corner of an old castle. The veiled figures hurl warnings at a frightened young girl who is searching for clues to a murder. This emotional climax in Pear Theatre’s “Northanger Abbey,” adapted by Diane Tasca, has us on the edge of our seats, though it takes…

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“Straight White Men” Speaks to All, at MTC, Mill Valley

“Straight White Men” Speaks to All, at MTC, Mill Valley

Young Jean Lee Offers Empathy to the Privileged by Pamela Feinsilber By now, we expect artistic director Jasson Minadakis’ Marin Theatre Company to bring us interesting new plays by exciting new playwrights. This month, they’ve done that with a flourish, wrapping up the season with a work by Young Jean Lee, “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation,” according to the New York Times. While the title may suggest a polemic or satire, “Straight White Men” is a work…

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