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“Come from Away”—Finds New Land in Our Hearts, at SHN, S.F

“Come from Away”—Finds New Land in Our Hearts, at SHN, S.F

Sankoff & Hein Offer Hope & Hospitality for ALL by Rachel Norby & Barry David Horwitz With Celtic overtones and intriguingly accented songs, the driving beat of “Welcome to the Rock” lands us on the island of Newfoundland, in remote Canadian waters. By the end of the musical, we realize that we, too, would like to be Newfoundlanders, because “the island makes the man.” SHN’s Touring Company of “Come from Away” shows what happened to passengers in the air after…

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“Skin of Our Teeth” Taunts US, Terrifically, at Actors Ensemble, Berkeley

“Skin of Our Teeth” Taunts US, Terrifically, at Actors Ensemble, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Thornton Wilder Imagines Hilarious Apocalypse by Tyler Jeffreys If the audience is laughing…they’re listening.     –V. Cate (playwright) You’ve heard that laughter is the best teacher.  So, “The Skin of our Teeth” at Live Oak Park uses hearty laughs to reminds us about human oneness and empathy. The Actors Ensemble of Berkeley takes us a topsy-turvy journey through human history. And it’s hilarious. The glacier is coming, and it’s happening in Berkeley! “The Skin of Our Teeth” is a…

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“A Christmas Carol”: Miraculous & Meaningful, at ACT, S.F.

“A Christmas Carol”: Miraculous & Meaningful, at ACT, S.F.

Millennial Notes Charles Dickens’ Magical World Soars to Spectacular Success by Rachel Norby A Christmas Carol is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition. Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale applies to any time of year. Dickens may have been writing about Victorian England, but his story of poverty and suffering exists outside the Geary Theater, today, too. Brilliantly directed by Dominique Lozano, “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” achieves new heights of spectacle and meaning in this year’s inspiring ACT reincarnation….

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“A Christmas Carol” Alerts Us to Real Lives, at A.C.T., S.F.

“A Christmas Carol” Alerts Us to Real Lives, at A.C.T., S.F.

James Carpenter Shows Scrooge Taxing Himself!  by Monica Fernandez As San Franciscans talk more about mindfulness, “A Christmas Carol” comes to A.C.T. to remind us about Time and Ghosts and Empathy for others. Charles Dickens’ essentially mindful tale virtually creates the idea of Christmas.  Director Domenique Lozano depicts an ultimate change of consciousness in her moving production of Dickens’ classic. We see scraggy Ebenezer Scrooge (multi-talented James Carpenter) succumbing to pointless selfishness, making himself into a heartless, nasty person. Carpenter’s…

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