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Culture, Stage "The Wild Bride": Berkeley Rep Spins a Dark Fairy Tale

"The Wild Bride": Berkeley Rep Spins a Dark Fairy Tale

If this theatrical season has had any major trend, it's the fairy tale. First, Marin Theatre Company gave us Bellwether, in which a fantastical underworld was used to explore a suburban kidnapping. Then, the Cutting Ball presented Maurice Maeterlinck's Pelleas…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dark Fairy Tale Sheds Light on Reality

Dark Fairy Tale Sheds Light on Reality

Life's anxieties find natural avatars in demons and monsters. Given physical form onstage, they help us cope, making those anxieties feel more manageable. In fairyland, the stakes are clear, the rules are simple, and the people are easy to understand.…
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