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“A Time for Hawking” Tickles the Universe, at Indra’s Net, Berkeley

“A Time for Hawking” Tickles the Universe, at Indra’s Net, Berkeley

Bruce Coughran Convokes Three Wise Brits & the Big Bang by Barry David Horwitz Listen closely and you can hear the rumble of Stephen Hawking’s Big Bang working its way through the universe. In the last hours before New Year’s 1963, three young friends play croquet and illuminate the secrets of Time and Space. The superb Alan Coyne creates a fascinating, hypnotic young Hawking, amazing us with detail and finesse. It’s an intimate play with big questions on the green…

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“Everybody” Speaks Boldly, Beautifully, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“Everybody” Speaks Boldly, Beautifully, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Jacobs-Jenkins’ Modern Morality Stirs Our Souls by Barry David Horwitz “Everybody” puts our isolated lives on the griddle. Britney Frasier, a brilliant and baffling God, puts us all in our places. Then she sends Death to find Everybody, who screwed up her/his Life. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins up-dates the morality play “Everyman,” creating a parable of our privatization of Hope. In a turquoise sweater, Frazier/God authoritatively directs Death (bedeviled Victor Talmadge) to pluck five “Somebodies” from the amphitheater.  Death is hiding out,…

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