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Monday, 14th October 2019

The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective – Is Jack the Ripper Back?

By on May 14, 2019 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

Another day, another body, could Jack the Ripper be back? In The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective sisters Loveday (Stacy Ross) and Valeria (Jan Zvaifler) run a boarding house in which many of the neighborhoods theater actresses live. One by one they turn up dead. The fear results in less patrons, and inevitably a cut in pay for the actors which leads Katie (Chelsea Bearce), an American actress and lodger,…

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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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Dear Evan Hansen – You’re Not Alone

By on Dec 8, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Theatre & Musicals

You may cry some tears as the show deals with tough topics like suicide, depression, anxiety, and divorce. Multiple characters explore the feeling of not belonging regardless of their situation and the everyday persona they present to the world. A great show for parents to watch with their teenagers, if you can get them to be seen in public with you.

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Men on Boats at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

By on Nov 9, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

“Men on Boats” tells the story of the 1869 expedition by one-armed ex-soldier John Wesley Powell. The playwright, Jaclyn Backhaus, was inspired by Powell’s published journals. The historic expedition to explore the lower reaches of the Colorado River, via the gorges of the Grand Canyon was the first sanctioned by the U.S. government, one of many tongue in cheek facts pointed out throughout the play.

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Sweat at A.C.T.’s Geary Theatre

By on Oct 6, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

Sweat is a poignant story about a group of steel factory workers living in Reading, Pennsylvania, whose lives are transformed in the midst of a recession. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, the play reveals the chaotic results that stem from insecurities among a group of once tight-knit co-workers, bringing to light their distrust, entitlement issues, prejudices, and their struggle to retain and define the American Dream.

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