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Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Weightless at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

By on May 4, 2019 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

The story is a retelling of the love that exists between the sister’s Procne (Kate Kilbane) and Philomela (Lila Blue) from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. It is described as “part concert, part play, and part dream”. Procne’s father is about to marry her off , the sisters are not having it and run away. The darkness they encounter causes some hesitation to continue, but God (Julia Brothers) takes an interest in the sisters, and brightens up the moon to help them find their way.

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The Jungle at the Curran

By on Apr 9, 2019 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Community, Features, Theatre & Musicals

The Curran has brought “The Jungle” to the Bay Area after having sold out shows in New York and London. The play is based on a self made refugee camp that was located on the outskirts of the French city, Calais, from January 2015 to October 2016. Calais’s proximity to the UK, the desired final destination, is why many refugees continue to arrive there today.

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Cirque Du Soleil’s Volta – Finding Freedom in You

By on Nov 16, 2018 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Dance, Features

Cirque Du Soleil’s Volta is the 18th show presented under the Big Top at AT&T park in San Francisco. This rendition has a more urban feel than previous shows due to its inclusion of stunts with BMX bikes and a game of double dutch. These are things that some of us have seen in our own neighborhoods and are always impressive. It triggered many in the audience to rise in applause.

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Ragtime – The Berkeley Playhouse

By on Feb 21, 2018 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Community, Dance, Features, Theatre & Musicals

The Berkeley Playhouse has brought one of the most acclaimed American musicals of the last twenty years to their stage, Ragtime, based on the celebrated novel by E. L. Doctorow. The story includes a multitude of perspectives all looking for the same thing, the American dream. America is changing at the turn of the 20th century and many are fearful of their privilege being diminished.

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KDFC to Air Richard Strauss’ ARABELLA on February 4

By on Jan 23, 2018 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

On February 4 at 8 p.m., the Bay Area’s Classical KDFC will broadcast a 1980 San Francisco Opera performance of Richard Strauss’ romantic opera Arabella starring soprano Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role, soprano Barbara Daniels as Zdenka, tenor William Lewis as Matteo and baritone Ingvar Wixell as Mandryka, with German conductor Wolfgang Rennert.

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Strange Ladies

By on Oct 30, 2017 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Theatre & Musicals

Strange Ladies written by Susan Sobeloff and Directed by Jan Zvaifler couldn’t be more timely. As old issues are being brought to the forefront by the current administration, the play is a good reminder of how we’ve (women) have always been fighting for basic rights as human beings. Even though we’re half the world’s population!

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