Student Affairs

Student Affairs

On the surface, Julie and Valerie seem to have nothing in common. As played by Lauren English in Kenn Rabin’s play Reunion on SF Playhouse’s intimate Stage 2, Julie is fretful, earnest and painfully introverted, while Alexandra Creighton’s Valerie has an assured sexpot strut and an air of always posing, always performing, even in as close as she gets to normal conversation. The two of them went to the same high school, and were both in the drama program, though you don’t get the sense that they really knew each other. Val was the glamorous popular girl who took the lead in all the school plays, and Julie was too shy even to audition for them. Still, the two are inextricably linked, because they both had sex with their high school drama teacher.

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Well Hello, Dali

Well Hello, Dali

I’ve had to take a break from the blog the last couple of weeks for a wide assortment of reasons, but I do have a review in today’s Marin Independent Journal, of AlterTheater’s production of Jose Rivera’s References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot.

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Asp You Like It

2 September, 2010 Theater No comments
Asp You Like It

I’m currently on vacation and not doing much blogging, which would kind of defeat the purpose, but I should probably mention that I have two reviews in today’s Marin Independent Journal. Both North Bay, both Shakespeare, both outdoors, and I caught ’em both last Saturday before I took off.

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