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Charlie Brown isn’t just a kid’s tale in Berkeley theater production

Berkeley Playhouse’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” tackles the serious business of childhood with a playful sensibility, in a musical revival of the characters of Charles M. Schultz’s popular comic strip, “Peanuts”. Director Christina Lazo captures the spirit of Schultz’s penetrating humor, while maintaining his social commentary
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Berkeley play “We Are Proud to Present” tackles race, genocide

“No one wants to hear the ‘white version’ of this story,” says a voice echoing through the tension-filled stage, referring to the atrocities of a little-known genocide that occurred in the early days of the 20th century. In Just Theater’s production of “We Are Proud to Present…” playwright Jackie Sibblies
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Superheroes

‘Superheroes’ saved by unforgettable script, captivating performances

In Cutting Ball Theater’s “Superheroes,” director Sean San Jose illuminates the racial injustices within the drug cultures of Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Throughout the play, he and the cast of “Superheroes” carry an impeccable script while delivering an enthrallingly powerful production. “Superheroes” opens with a journalist, Aparecida (Delina Patrice
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‘Cops and Robbers’ tackles issues of race, justice

By 8 p.m. Saturday night, demonstrators protesting the decisions not to indict the police officers allegedly involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner were blocking traffic at University Avenue and Acton Street. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jinho “the Piper” Ferreira donned his signature black t-shirt and
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