The theatre scene in the bay is jammed packed with some fun happenings, and YOU should know about them! Here are some events on the horizon that shouldn’t be missed:
San Francisco Playhouse presents Our Voices, Our Stories, a reading series of work by women
March 10, at 7:30pm, three short plays by Karen Macklin: More Like Messy, Only Forever, and Saving Butterflies.
Monday, March 11, 7:30pm, The Queen’s Gambit by Iris Kokish.
Sunday, March 17, 7:30pm, Jabulile! and A Girl Like Me by Kemiyondo Coutinho.
San Francisco Theatre Pub presents a staged reading of Taming of The Shrew
March 18th, 19th, 25th, and 27th at 8pm.
At Cafe Royal.
Suggested donation of $5, no reservations needed.
The Exit Theater announces a new Saturday night monthly event in their Café- and an exciting new collaboration with the San Francisco Theater Pub!
Starting March 23rd, every third Saturday of the month, we invite writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to an evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance!
Join us for an 8:30 mixer followed by a 9:00 writing sprint where writers (any writers who care to participate that night) have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based around that night’s pre-selected subjects (will they be drawn from a hat? WHO CAN SAY?!?). We cast actors from the crowd (no experience necessary), then at 9:30, they perform the work on stage in the café for an on-the-spot, one-night-only instant festival! Come join in the communal creativity, either as writer, performer, or audience!
Hosted by local writers Stuart Bousel and Megan Cohen, admission to this event is free, with the Café staying open and staffed so you can purchase drinks and snacks all night long! No need for reservations! We’ll provide paper and pens, all you need to bring is your amazing, sexy mind and the desire to create for creation’s sake.
See you there!
And definitely, definitely, pass this notice along!
No Nude Men Productions present Behind the Curtain: Three Backstage Plays by Three San Francisco Writers
No Nude Men Productions, in association with the The Exit Theater, presents a one weekend only min-festival of three dramatic readings exploring what it’s like to make theater via the tried and true lens of the backstage comedy.
On Thursday, March 28, at 8 PM…
INTRIGUE! 19TH CENTURY GOSSIP! ALIENS! In The Wings, by Meghan O’Connor, brings you backstage of a theater that was bold and bored enough to put on an obscure, deceased man’s only play. This play is a two-for-one: you enjoy all the gripping drama on the stage, and all the shenanigans that go on in the wings. And there is an alien invasion to boot! Directed by Meghan O’Connor featuring Vince Faso, Tonya Narvaez
On Friday, March 29, at 8 PM…
America is in a financial crisis. Republicans are accusing the president of being a communist. And young women are worried about their futures, their love lives, and their place in the world. Welcome to Vassar College, 1934. In The Rose of Youth by Marissa Skudlarek, a drama department production of Antony and Cleopatra changes the lives of everyone who works on it: its formidable director, Hallie Flanagan; its male lead, Professor Gordon Post; and, especially, its leading lady, college senior Kalita Humphreys. Directed by Marissa Skudlarek, featuring Patrick Barresi, Jonathan Brooks, Alisha Ehrlich, Travis Howse, Paul Jennings, Jan Carty Marsh, Theresa Miller , Leer Relleum
On Saturday, March 30, at 8 PM…
Pastorella, by Stuart Bousel, is the tale of a present-day small theater troupe putting on a production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. There is the hapless actress fresh out of college and wondering if she should have chosen a different route; the squabbling gay couple who have been upstaging each other ever since they met playing Hamlet and Laertes; the over-bearing diva-in-her-own-mind who is quietly sabotaging (or is it saving?) her commercially successful daughter’s career; not to mention the age old question of why people go into theater- and why they stay in it. Directed by Anthony R. Miller, featuring Annika Bergman, John Caldon, Andrew Chung, Jeremy Cole, Allene Hebert, Kate Jones, Charles Lewis III, Anthony Pinggera, Carole Swann, Peter Townley.
ADMISSION EACH NIGHT IS A MERE $10.00, with half of the door proceeds going to support the EXIT Theatre.
NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY
All Terrain Theater’s Women in Solodarity: Cat Ladies is a showcase featuring female solo performances in honor of our quirky obsession with cats. This show, produced in association with the International Home Theater Festival, is All Terrain Theater’s second showcase dedicated to promoting the work of female Bay Area theater artists.
Directed by Rachel Bublitz
PUSSY: TEASER EDITION, written & performed by Maura Halloran
CAT NANNY 911, written & performed by Theresa Donahoe
THE METAMORPHOSIS, written by Carol Lashof, performed by Heather Kellogg
IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME, written by Rachel Bublitz, performed by Ramya Vijayan
MISSING: A CAT PLAY, written by Susan Sobeloff, performed by Colleen Egan
THE LIBRARIAN WHO WAS ALLERGIC TO CATS, written by Tracy Held Potter, performed by Colleen Egan
WOMAN WITH THE CATS, written by Rachel Bublitz, performed by Ramya Vijayan
Stage Management by Chelsey Little
April 5th, 8pm
April 6th, 2pm, 8pm
April 12th, 8pm
April 13th, 8pm
Tickets only $6.99!
City Lights Theater Company’s New Play Reading Series
Tuesday April 9th at 8pm
6 short plays will be read including my ten minute play Horny Like The Wolf.
City Lights Subscribers: $5
After Frank by Patricia Milton
Auto-Incorrect by Bridgette Dutta Portman
Chrysomelidae Hide No More by Jennifer Lynne Roberts
Indelible by Beverly Butler
Laura and Curt: A Story of Love and Big Numbers by Rod McFadden
Piñata Fight by Elizabeth Flanagan
Romulus and Jewel: A 10-Minute Travesty in Five Acts by Diane Sampson
Say Uncle by Mordecai Cohen Ettinger
Two to Five with Three Seconds to Go by Susan Jackson
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 12 through 27, 8 p.m.
Now go and get your theatre on!