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BERKELEY'S NEWS • JANUARY 17, 2023

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Torange Yeghiazarian, the cultural consultant of the play, deserves special recognition for maintaining historical accuracy and conveying the nuances and details of Iraqi culture.
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Torange Yeghiazarian, the cultural consultant of the play, deserves special recognition for maintaining historical accuracy and conveying the nuances and details of Iraqi culture.
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Beyond a few “side projects,” as he called them, at high schools, Woodson didn’t have his first real acting experience until he went off to college.
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Beyond a few “side projects,” as he called them, at high schools, Woodson didn’t have his first real acting experience until he went off to college.
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Why don’t you challenge yourself by taking a class unlike your normal classes? Here's why you should take a theater class before you graduate.
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Why don’t you challenge yourself by taking a class unlike your normal classes? Here's why you should take a theater class before you graduate.
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The act of baking a pie lends itself to pitfalls. The filling can’t be too watery; the crust can’t be overbaked; the result can’t be too sweet or too bitter. But in “Waitress,” now playing at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, the recipe is simple: sugar, butter, flour.
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The act of baking a pie lends itself to pitfalls. The filling can’t be too watery; the crust can’t be overbaked; the result can’t be too sweet or too bitter. But in “Waitress,” now playing at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, the recipe is simple: sugar, butter, flour.
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The show, which opened at Berkeley Repertory’s Peet’s Theatre last weekend, began in the home of an upper-middle-class Black family preparing for a big family dinner. The play took place where most plays seem to: inside the homes of the upper-middle class.
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The show, which opened at Berkeley Repertory’s Peet’s Theatre last weekend, began in the home of an upper-middle-class Black family preparing for a big family dinner. The play took place where most plays seem to: inside the homes of the upper-middle class.
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When going to a 1970s musical about a “whorehouse” in Texas, one expects big hair, cowboy boots and slightly regressive attitudes toward lesbians. What one might not expect is a well-aged and upsettingly timely musical that seems to be in direct conversation with the headlines of today.
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When going to a 1970s musical about a “whorehouse” in Texas, one expects big hair, cowboy boots and slightly regressive attitudes toward lesbians. What one might not expect is a well-aged and upsettingly timely musical that seems to be in direct conversation with the headlines of today.
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The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, or TDPS, hired a group of Bay Area professionals for its design team on its upcoming production — with the exception of one. That exception is senior theater and art practice double major Alexandra Grabow — the only student designer for the show.
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The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, or TDPS, hired a group of Bay Area professionals for its design team on its upcoming production — with the exception of one. That exception is senior theater and art practice double major Alexandra Grabow — the only student designer for the show.
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The Holocaust may have happened more than 70 years ago, but Roger Grunwald is making sure it continues to be talked about. At least, that’s one of his main motivations in creating “The Obligation.”
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The Holocaust may have happened more than 70 years ago, but Roger Grunwald is making sure it continues to be talked about. At least, that’s one of his main motivations in creating “The Obligation.”
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Every semester in The Daily Californian’s arts & entertainment department, we welcome a new batch of beat reporters. While they will spend the semester reporting on a multitude of different projects and exhibits specific to their expertise, they rarely have the opportunity to focus on their topics on a small scale.
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Every semester in The Daily Californian’s arts & entertainment department, we welcome a new batch of beat reporters. While they will spend the semester reporting on a multitude of different projects and exhibits specific to their expertise, they rarely have the opportunity to focus on their topics on a small scale.
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Breaking the fourth wall has never been done so seamlessly as it is in Ray of Light Theatre’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The punk rock musical, which first gained a cult following when it opened off-Broadway in 1998, only recently gained mainstream attention in 2014 when it premiered on Broadway.
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Breaking the fourth wall has never been done so seamlessly as it is in Ray of Light Theatre’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The punk rock musical, which first gained a cult following when it opened off-Broadway in 1998, only recently gained mainstream attention in 2014 when it premiered on Broadway.
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