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“War of the Roses” Makes History LIVE, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“War of the Roses” Makes History LIVE, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Shakespeare & Ting Thrust into Present, Spectacularly by Barry David Horwitz Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting and Dramaturge Philippa Kelly have condensed four Shakespeare plays into one beautiful modern work that leaps off the stage, mingling with the news. Two power-hungry families compete for the English throne. Holy King Henry seems Obama-like—and egomaniac Richard suggests his successor. In Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” and “Richard III” plays, we find murders of brothers and nephews, harassing of wives and sisters, and clashes…

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“A Fatal Step”: Femme Fatale Spirals into Control, at The Marsh, S.F.

“A Fatal Step”: Femme Fatale Spirals into Control, at The Marsh, S.F.

Jill Vice’s Solo Noir Reveals Murderous Motivation by Julie Dimas-Lockfeld Jill Vice’s solo performance piece is a tongue-in-cheek riff on the film noir crime drama told from the perspective of her femme fatale persona, Sarah. Vice sets the scene by precisely arranging her body into a classic ‘damsel in distress’ pose, flaunting her curves in a tight red dress. Vice plays each character in her story with well-defined physicality and voice. Her superb physical comedy enables her to switch back…

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