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“Acid Test” Delivers Insight from Other Dimensions, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Acid Test” Delivers Insight from Other Dimensions, at The Marsh, S.F.

Millennial Notes Lynne Kaufman Takes a Trip with Ram Dass by Carly Van Liere In “Acid Test, the Many Incarnations of Ram Dass,” playwright Lynne Kaufman opens a window into the wild world of Richard Alpert, the Harvard professor and pioneer of the 60s LSD scene. As Alpert, solo actor Warren David Keith floats from his comfy living room chair to sitting cross-legged on the floor. Keith relives key moments in Alpert’s psychedelic journey, as we lean forward, hypnotized by…

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“Church” Blows the Roof Off Religion, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

“Church” Blows the Roof Off Religion, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

Young Jean Lee Reincarnates Faith in Song and Dance by Barry David Horwitz Crowded Fire’s intimate stage is now the pulpit of a church, with soaring ceilings and high church windows. It’s all bathed in a bright, spiritual glow like sunshine indoors, and we are the faithful, summoned to witness the four pastors’ religious testimonies. On the steep pews facing them, we are plunged into complete darkness—while a resonant voice out of the dark intones everyone’s basic fears, doubts, and…

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“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

Millennial Notes Matthew McCoy Elevates Disney Favorite by Evelyn Arevalo Director and Choreographer Matthew McCoy brings thrills to Victor Hugo’s gothic tale The Hunchback of Notre of Dame in this vibrant adaptation of the Disney movie. If you see one musical this year, see “Hunchback” by Bay Area Musicals. McCoy’s production presents an hypnotic kaleidoscope of colors, dances, and angelic choruses—leaving us singing and tearful. It’s 1482, Paris, and the chimes of Notre Dame usher us into the solitary world…

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