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“The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley” Lights Up a Revolution, at MTC, Mill Valley

“The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley” Lights Up a Revolution, at MTC, Mill Valley

Gunderson & Melcon’s Comedy Transfigures Pride & Prejudice   by Barry David Horwitz In this sequel to Pride and Prejudice, the clever playwrights take us downstairs into the vast basement kitchen underneath a great English manor. The rich people upstairs keep sneaking down the heavy duty wooden staircase to get some of the housekeeper’s Christmas cookies. But wicked, witty George Wickham (delightful Kenny Toll) bursts into the kitchen and the whole household goes into an uproar. George argues eloquently for…

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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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“Sense and Sensibility” Slides into Town Hall, Lafayette

“Sense and Sensibility” Slides into Town Hall, Lafayette

Kate Hamill Reimagines Jane Austen by Robert M. Gardner Jane Austen’s charming Dashwood sisters thrive in Town Hall’s  latest production,  “Sense and Sensibility.” Hilarity abounds in Kate Hamill’s award winning 2014 comedy, which Huff Post calls:  “The greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history.” We find ourselves rooting for the Dashwood sisters as they search for love and security in an English romance. Hamill whisks us into the antics and hearts of Elinor Dashwood (strong, controlled Heather Buck) and…

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