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“Refugee Voices & Trojan Women” Awakens Our Empathy, at Multi Ethnic Theater, S.F.

“Refugee Voices & Trojan Women” Awakens Our Empathy, at Multi Ethnic Theater, S.F.

Millennial Notes Lewis Campbell  Resurrects Bronze Age Conflict   by Evelyn Arevalo Director Lewis Campbell packs two spectacular tales of terror and pain into a brief 70 minute extravaganza. By the end, we are left speechless and angry. Campbell embraces big drama. He shows an adulterous Helen of Troy (sultry Joanna Mahaffy) emerging from her self-imprisonment in a tower, wearing a beautiful, ivory-toned satin dress, dripping with jewels. As Helen pleads her case, she seduces us with her bewitching looks…

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“Acid Test” Delivers Insight from Other Dimensions, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Acid Test” Delivers Insight from Other Dimensions, at The Marsh, S.F.

Millennial Notes Lynne Kaufman Takes a Trip with Ram Dass by Carly Van Liere In “Acid Test, the Many Incarnations of Ram Dass,” playwright Lynne Kaufman opens a window into the wild world of Richard Alpert, the Harvard professor and pioneer of the 60s LSD scene. As Alpert, solo actor Warren David Keith floats from his comfy living room chair to sitting cross-legged on the floor. Keith relives key moments in Alpert’s psychedelic journey, as we lean forward, hypnotized by…

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“dirty butterfly” Destroys and Rebuilds, at Anton’s Well, Berkeley

“dirty butterfly” Destroys and Rebuilds, at Anton’s Well, Berkeley

Millennial Notes debbie tucker green Tears Down Our Walls  by Beau McGlasson Debbie tucker green has a trans-formative vision of London. She sees the tenements of London as flat and exposed, offering no privacy or quiet for their residents. In “dirty butterfly,” green discards the pretense of physical walls and focuses on unseen forces that contain her characters tighter than walls ever could. Green drops us into a cramped London apartment building where a woman named Jo (Kim Donovan) is…

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“The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence”—Actors Shine, at Dragon, Redwood City

“The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence”—Actors Shine, at Dragon, Redwood City

Millennial Notes Madeleine George Provokes Thoughts on Progress by Rachel Norby In “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence,” playwright Madeleine George weaves together four different stories featuring four different Watsons. Each Watson (all played by versatile Tasi Alabastro) assists a strong-willed, yet needy boss. Although “Watson” attempts to tackle too many subjects, the play shows how our attempts to create more connections can backfire.  George makes us wonder if we have broken our human connections in the service of…

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