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“Red Scare on Sunset” Hilariously Spoofs McCarthyism, at NCTC, S.F.

“Red Scare on Sunset” Hilariously Spoofs McCarthyism, at NCTC, S.F.

Millennial Notes Charles Busch Mixes Glamour with Satire in S.F. Premiere   by Meaghan Gates The delightful “Red Scare on Sunset” by Charles Busch features stylish vintage costumes, strong physical acting, and the notorious Hollywood Blacklist. Busch interprets Cold War anti-communist “Red” paranoia as a study in slapstick, using period insults like “Pinko” and “Commie,” in a side-splitting vaudeville style. Busch modernizes Old Hollywood with Gay and bawdy humor and witty Chekhov and Stanislavski references. A staple of Busch’s work,…

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♦ “Angels in America”: A Legendary Roy Cohn, at Berkeley Rep

♦ “Angels in America”: A Legendary Roy Cohn, at Berkeley Rep

Millennial Notes Stephen Spinella Slays Us as Prince of Darkness     by Tyler Jeffreys Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Part 1: “Millennium Approaches” At the Berkeley Rep production of Angels in America, Stephen Spinella dominates the stage as Roy M. Cohn, the real-life 50s to 80s, connected, sleazy, closeted gay lawyer. In Tony Kushner’s epic drama, Cohn reveals himself as a soldier in the conquering forces of the conservative Reagan revolution of the 80s. Spinella reaches…

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