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A Sweltering "Midsummer" is White Hot Hijinks

Yesterday, (read: hot) in Orinda (read: really really hot) the actors in the California Shakespeare Company’s “Midsummer Nights Dream” danced and pranced, screamed and yelled, leapt and ran. In hot costumes at Orinda’s outdoor amphitheater (read: no air-conditioning.)

And yet, amazingly, they gushed -- not sweat -- but white hot energy.

Private Lives at Cal Shakes: Sophisticated Wit, Lanky Cigarette Holders and Garter Belts

It’s shaping up to be a Noel Cowardy season. Private Lives is still playing at Cal Shakes, Connie Champagne is singing Coward in her “Songs to Make you Gay” cabaret, “Easy Virtue", an adaptation of the Coward play, recently screened at the SF International Film Festival and ACT will open their Fall season with the U.S. premiere of “Brief Encounter,” Kneehigh Theatre’s production of the play based on the 1945 film. The show wowed London with a blend of theater and film and music and comes to SF in September.

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