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‘Hand to God’ channels Satan for fiery humor, vulgarity

Situations escalate quickly in Berkeley Rep’s West Coast premiere of Robert Askins’ “Hand to God.” By the end of the 80-minute play, the cheery church basement where awkward, innocent Texan teenager Jason (Michael Doherty) has been guilt tripped into puppet ministry by his mother Margery (a manic Laura Odeh) gets
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‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ shines through flaws in premiere production

In American Conservatory Theater’s production of “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” co-produced with Theatre Calgary, Khaled Hosseini’s sweeping, 30-year-spanning novel of women and war in Afghanistan is transformed into an intimate story of unlikely friendship between two women. In the hands of playwright Ursula Rani Sarma, “Suns” is stripped down to
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