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“70 Scenes of Halloween”—Terrorizes and Delights, at Playhouse, U.C. Berkeley

“70 Scenes of Halloween”—Terrorizes and Delights, at Playhouse, U.C. Berkeley

Millennial Notes Jeffrey M Jones Delivers a Surrealist Romp by Beau McGlasson “70 Scenes of Halloween” aims to disorient. True to its name, the 70 scenes fly by at a rapid pace, creating a hyper David Lynch flow designed for laughs, which it delivers in spades. It’s Halloween night. The TV drones on while trick-or-treaters meander door to door. Jeff and Joan, the couple at the center of Jeffrey M Jones’ hilarious play are tucked away at home, hiding from…

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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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“A Doll’s House, Part 2” Redefines Marriage, at Berkeley Rep

“A Doll’s House, Part 2” Redefines Marriage, at Berkeley Rep

Lucas Hnath Updates, Invigorates Ibsen Classic by Barry David Horwitz When in the history of plays has a young writer taken on a hundred plus years old classic and written a “Part 2”? The audacity of Lucas Hnath’s undertaking is only outweighed by his stellar, modern take in “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”  Norwegian Henrik Ibsen must be applauding from Playwright Heaven. When the issue of whether Nora and Torvald are legally divorced comes up, we are challenged again on…

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“A Walk on the Moon” Rocks the Crowd, at ACT, S.F.

“A Walk on the Moon” Rocks the Crowd, at ACT, S.F.

Pamela Gray Pens Summer of ’69 Musical by Robert M. Gardner  Sex, drugs, and rock and roll rule Pamela Gray’s bold new musical “A Walk on the Moon.” Premiering at ACT, based on her 1999 movie and book, Gray has turned her 1969 retrospective into a high energy musical, featuring fabulous singers and actors. Infidelity, teen age angst, and suburban tedium erupt into a cataclysm of emotions in the idyllic Catskill Mountains. ACT audiences are blessed to be the first…

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