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“The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence”—Actors Shine, at Dragon, Redwood City

“The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence”—Actors Shine, at Dragon, Redwood City

Millennial Notes Madeleine George Provokes Thoughts on Progress by Rachel Norby In “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence,” playwright Madeleine George weaves together four different stories featuring four different Watsons. Each Watson (all played by versatile Tasi Alabastro) assists a strong-willed, yet needy boss. Although “Watson” attempts to tackle too many subjects, the play shows how our attempts to create more connections can backfire.  George makes us wonder if we have broken our human connections in the service of…

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“Each and Every Thing” Triumphs, at The Marsh, Berkeley

“Each and Every Thing” Triumphs, at The Marsh, Berkeley

Dan Hoyle Draws Laughter from Digital Lunacy by Barry David Horwitz In his new version of “Each and Every Thing,” Dan Hoyle hits pay dirt with his warm, winning personality, his down home San Francisco ways, and his unique “journalistic theater.” In his show, he ponders the word of cell phones, Twitter, rigged elections, and the power of the Midwest to predict our futures. Ever since he won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Solo Show in 2014, Dan has…

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“Reel to Reel” Opens Our Ears to Love, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

“Reel to Reel” Opens Our Ears to Love, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

John Kolvenbach Offers Antidote to Cynical Times by Jeremiah Wall On the way to see Magic Theatre’s World Premiere of John Kolvenbach’s “Reel to Reel,” I  stopped  to listen to sound artist Bill Fontana’s revival of a 1981 installation at Fort Mason’s Pier 2.  The sound of foghorns glided through the early evening air, and Alcatraz loomed, dimly lit in the Bay.  “Reel to Reel” is about a different form of captivity,  a marriage made in sound, capturing intangible frequencies…

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“Megabytes! The Musical” Keeps Phones in Pockets, at Shelton Theatre, S.F.

“Megabytes! The Musical” Keeps Phones in Pockets, at Shelton Theatre, S.F.

Morris Bobrow’s Witty Musical Revue Beats Tech by Wes Adrianson “Megabytes! The Musical” with its goofy rhymes and knee-slapping comedic style, mocks our dependence on technology and its comically strong hold on our collective psyche. Morris Bobrow, a master of the original music revue, writes and directs this witty show that absolutely everyone with a smartphone can appreciate. You’ll be so entertained during the show, you may forget to check your phone. A repetitive rhyming style mimics the way we…

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