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AATP bites off more than it can chew with staged reading

The first thing out of the award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda’s mouth in the post-performance Q&A session was this: “Well, it’s hard to shorten a play while still preserving the narrative.” Plot preservation was about all that the Stanford Asian American Theater Project (AATP) achieved in producing a staged reading of Gotanda’s newest play, “I Dream…

‘The Story of My Life’ takes on grief and lost friendship, but not without laughter

“The Story of My Life,” a touching two-character musical with music and lyrics by Brian Hill, gracefully tackles the issues of friendship and grief with a strong and steady undercurrent of humor. Directed by Kathleen Kelso ’18 and performing in Braun Music Center’s Campbell Recital Hall through Sunday, this production traces the relationship of best friends Thomas Weaver (Ian…