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“A Noh Christmas Carol”—Hypnotic, Haunting Holiday Treat, at Yugen, S.F.

“A Noh Christmas Carol”—Hypnotic, Haunting Holiday Treat, at Yugen, S.F.

Millennial Notes Nick Ishimaru Switches Up Our Dickens’ Lens by Carly Van Liere We’ve seen A Christmas Carol a million times. On big stages like ACT’s, in movies and theaters, on TV Christmas specials. We have all encountered Dickens’ Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come . At Theatre of Yugen’s “A Noh Christmas Carol,”  we get the opportunity to engage with the story in a Japanese theatrical framework. Director Nick Ishimaru uses classical Noh and Kabuki techniques to bring…

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“A Christmas Carol”: Miraculous & Meaningful, at ACT, S.F.

“A Christmas Carol”: Miraculous & Meaningful, at ACT, S.F.

Millennial Notes Charles Dickens’ Magical World Soars to Spectacular Success by Rachel Norby A Christmas Carol is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition. Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale applies to any time of year. Dickens may have been writing about Victorian England, but his story of poverty and suffering exists outside the Geary Theater, today, too. Brilliantly directed by Dominique Lozano, “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” achieves new heights of spectacle and meaning in this year’s inspiring ACT reincarnation….

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