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“Pike Street”—Amazing Array of Lower East Side Lives, at Berkeley Rep

“Pike Street”—Amazing Array of Lower East Side Lives, at Berkeley Rep

Nilaja Sun Embodies Beautiful New York Voices, Powerfully by Barry David Horwitz When Nilaja Sun tells us to take a deep breath at the beginning of the show, we willingly breathe with her. In one sense, “Pike Street” is a show about us. Sun, a consummate solo performer, draws us in and never lets us go. She takes us moment by moment through a hurricane with unforgettable people. Like her character Evelyn, a hardworking mother on the Lower East Side…

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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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