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Review: Hershey Felder channels the angel of all pianists, Chopin, in another mesmerizing musical portrait at Berkeley Rep, through August 10, 2014

Cherish the moment.  It’s Paris, March 1848, just after the February 1848 Revolution, and Hershey Felder as Polish composer/pianist, Fryderyk Chopin, welcomes you into his elegant Paris salon for an unusual piano lesson—one where he does all the playing.    1,675 more words

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Review: Nina Raine’s “Tribes”—a family that is all talk and very little listening tackles language barriers

I don’t know anyone closely who is deaf but, when my parents reached their early eighties and their hearing began to decline, they both experienced difficulty in comprehending complex sentences.  1,416 more words

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Kneehigh’s “Tristan & Yseult” at Berkeley Rep—playful, profound, high-energy

Based on an ancient tale, Tristan & Yseult is an epic love triangle between two men—the warrior Tristan and his uncle Mark, the King of Cornwall—and the beautiful young Irish woman, Yseult.   397 more words

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The Week in Review

On Wednesday, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opened at Berkeley Rep with rave reviews.

On Friday, Amy guest lectured at Marin Academy about the trials and tribulations of costume design in the real world. 22 more words

McKellen and Stewart at the Berkeley Rep

Managed to snag tix to the sold-out run of No Man’s Land at the Berkeley Rep after the theater released some seats Friday afternoon. Three seconds after word went out on… 168 more words

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