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The first two shows, on Saturday, September 25 and Saturday, October 2, 2010, will feature Ann Randolph, Betsy Salkind and Emily Levine, These three artists are known for their range of intelligent humor and outrageous physical comedy. Though very different, these envelope pushers are all fans of each... - September 19, 2010
The show has now entered its second sold-out year – it started at The Marsh San Francisco in May, 2009 – and its fifteenth extension. The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, is delighted to announce that Don Reed's “East 14th - True Tales Of A Reluctant Player” has... - August 27, 2010
Due to its unabated popularity, The Marsh is proud to resume performances of Ann Randolph’s acclaimed “Loveland” after a short summer break. The show, now in its sixth sold-out extension, will celebrate its first anniversary on October 1. - August 26, 2010
Contest on Halloween. Special Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule. “The hit of the day…a fringe favorite.” The Guardian, UK. “The Greatest Bubble Show On Earth: A really good time!” Linda Ayres-Frederick, SF Bay Times. “Oddly enough, one gets the feeling that a lot of adults in the audience wish they were small enough to be called on as volunteers.” George Haymont, MyCulturalLandscape.com. - August 26, 2010
” Evolving canvasses to animate stories of life, death, and rebirth.” SF Bay Guardian. “Borrows from the past, and creates something wholly unique!... always mesmerizing performance art.” SF Chronicle. - August 26, 2010
“Libby Skala is marvelous…Magnetic…cloaked in magic!” – NY Times. The story of a pioneering Austrian who transcends poverty, artistic repression and the rise of Hitler through the magic of dance. - August 26, 2010
“An Evening With The Groundlings” will play for one-night-only on Wednesday June 23 at 7:30 pm at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, off Shattuck. Featuring Rebecca Fisher, Mark McGoldrick, Wayne Harris and Paul Sussman. - June 11, 2010
The Marsh is celebrating is twentieth anniversary year with a Performance Marathon, featuring past and present Marsh artists performing extracts of their past, present and future work as well as telling stories about their experiences at the theater, good, bad and totally unexpected. - June 09, 2010
The Marsh is pleased to present Cherry Zonkowski, PhD, in “Reading My Dad’s Porn And French Kissing The Dog” in which she takes us on a tour of the suburban living rooms, crowded dungeons, and ultra-hip warehouses of San Francisco’s sex and artist party scenes. When she knocks... - June 09, 2010
Full Length Performances: “Uncle Sam's Children In Africa” by Sia Amma, “40 Pounds In 12 Weeks: A Love Story” by Pidge Meade, “Cracked Clown” by David A. Moss, “It’s All The Rage” by Marilyn Pittman, “Squeeze The Dollar, Change Your Life” by Sigal Shohan, “The Dream” by Kenny Yu. With Additional Short Performances by: David Caggiano, Victoria Doggett, Rebecca Fisher, Emlyn Guiney, Wayne Harris, Mark McGoldrick, Mia Paschal, Ann Randolph, Don Reed, JoJo Razor and Paul Sussman. - May 19, 2010
“The hit of the day…a fringe favorite,” The Guardian, UK. “The Greatest Bubble Show On Earth: A really good time!” Linda Ayres-Frederick, SF Bay Times. “Oddly enough, one gets the feeling that a lot of adults in the audience wish they were small enough to be called on as volunteers,” George Haymont, MyCulturalLandscape.com - April 05, 2010
“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances” “As You Like It” Shakespeare; “And if we laugh at any mortal thing, ‘Tis that we may not weep” “Don Juan” Byron; “We can't wait 'til he finishes the show, which he will do unless life finishes him first. Some day you'll see Geezer and laugh as hard as we all did.” Doug Konecky SF TheaterBlog (after preview.) “Gee·zer n. Slang. An old person, especially an eccentric old man. - April 04, 2010
An edgy drama, the show depicts an imagined account of the last argument in the fatal relationship between 1980’s avant garde art stars Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta. - April 04, 2010
"Irresistible presence" - San Francisco Chronicle; "...Nothing short of amazing." East Bay Express; "Hilarious. The audience can't stop laughing...Don Reed plays all the characters with both ease and inexhaustible energy" - The New Yorker; "A graceful genial performer...It's hard not to love 1970's funk and soul and Don Reed." – New York Times - February 12, 2010
“Impressive, hilarious, moving and provocative”—Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle. “Mr. Hoyle is both a first-rate reporter and actor”—NY Times. The Marsh is proud to announce the fifth extension of Dan Hoyle’s critically acclaimed and overwhelmingly popular new show, "The Real Americans." - February 12, 2010
“The hit of the day…a fringe favorite.” The Guardian, UK “The Greatest Bubble Show On Earth: A really good time!” Linda Ayres-Frederick, SF Bay Times “Oddly enough, one gets the feeling that a lot of adults in the audience wish they were small enough to be called on as volunteers.” George Haymont, MyCulturalLandscape.com - February 11, 2010
Now in its 6th month. “You'll laugh. You'll cry... Randolph mines new depth of hilarity.” - Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle “Irreverent, hilarious and deeply human.”- Linda Ayres-Frederick, SF Bay Times “Riotously demented and brilliantly humane. Not to be missed.” Rob Avila-SF Bay Guardian - February 11, 2010
The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, is pleased to announce a Marsh Rising performance of Hernán Ximénez’ “Talk To Me,” a funny and riveting play about a theater director called Samuel. As Samuel prepares to start rehearsals for a high profile Shakespearean... - February 11, 2010
Don Reed’s “East 14th - True Tales Of A Reluctant Player” will be the very first show at the brand new Marsh Berkeley. What better play to open The Marsh's new theater than a story that took place just down the street from its new location. Reed, who is thrilled at this chance to perform on his home turf, and who spent some time in Berkeley while he was growing up, plans to add several of his adventures there to the existing piece. - February 02, 2010
An evening of improvisation based on personal and political events which have transpired over the previous twenty-four hours." Loving kindness abounds in her work. She makes art as fresh as the days headlines."— Village Voice. - January 20, 2010
An ode to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the show is a memoir about a Norwegian-American daughter and her mother. Eleanor Roosevelt, sex, drugs and lutefisk are also thrown in for good measure. - January 07, 2010
The play is based on an actual classroom experiment in fascism conducted by Jones in 1967 while he was a history teacher at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto. During a five-day period students gave up their ‘freedom’ for the prospect of being superior to their classmates. Almost immediately, the experiment got out of control. Student curiosity and questioning were replaced with conformity and violence. - December 09, 2009
Fleeing the liberal bubble of San Francisco and his hipster friends, Hoyle spent 100 days traveling through small-town America in search of some tough country wisdom and a way to bridge America’s urban/rural divide. Instead, Hoyle found himself immersed in the populist anger of the people whom Sarah Palin famously described as ‘The Real Americans’ and awed at the disconnect between Obama Nation and Palin Country. - December 09, 2009
This is a perfect afternoon treat for the whole family, in which amazing youth jugglers, a Hambone body music team and hip hop dancers, all “movin' and groovin'” with Unique Derique’s clowning, will leave the audience laughing and dancing into the new year. - November 14, 2009
Inspired by her work as a nanny in Manhattan, Ramirez gives us a glimpse into the lives of different women, both nannies and mothers, as she takes us into their homes and sits us on park benches with them. The play guarantees that the viewer will never look at "that woman" with the stroller the same way again. - November 11, 2009
“Bourgeois and Bohemia are two entirely different value systems,” says Penny Arcade. ”You can no more be a bourgeois bohemian than you can be an atheist catholic." - November 07, 2009
Several years ago, Lustman was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer in his upper jaw bone. Statistically, he would have won the Super Lottery three times before contracting this kind of cancer. A personal and uplifting collection of songs, the show details his journey, from ‘the call,’ through surgery, treatment, recovery and beyond - surviving cancer one song at a time. - October 29, 2009
You will witness all kinds of extraordinary things such as spinning flying saucer bubbles, square bubbles filled with fog, universe bubbles with orbiting planets and bubble chains that look like centipedes. There’s lots of audience participation and some lucky kids will find themselves inside bubbles, while others will get to eat them. Warning: expect lots of excitement and laughter. - October 29, 2009
“One of San Francisco's more mercurial geniuses of solo performance, Varon so skillfully blends hilarity with serious food for thought in his newest show, "Rabbi Sam," that it's easy to overlook his dazzling virtuosity.” Rob Hurwitt. SF Chronicle. “Have we hired the brilliant spiritual revolutionary of our time – or is he a nut job?” – Leon Goldblatt, one of a dozen characters played by Charlie Varon in "Rabbi Sam." - October 01, 2009
Fintushel performs poems from Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil” in French and English (including the banned poem "Les Bijoux") on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 7.30 pm - October 01, 2009
Following Dan Hoyle’s return from his whirlwind, US State Department sponsored tour of Nigeria, The Marsh is presenting 11 additional performances of “Tings Dey Happen,” his Will Glickman Award winning solo show about Nigerian oil politics. Hoyle will conduct post-show talkbacks after each Thursday and Friday night performance, during which he will answer audience questions and share his experiences. Who knows, maybe an epilogue will emerge? - September 24, 2009
In this intimate one-woman show, three women face late puberty, breast-feeding, old age and breast cancer in their Oakland Housing Project living room. The play is woven together with original a’capella breastfeeding songs and laughter. - September 24, 2009
The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, is pleased to announce a second Marsh Rising workshop performance of Bob Scott’s The Jade Pyramid, on Wednesday September 23 at 7:30 pm. - September 12, 2009
The plays are Flush (James Donlon & Howard Lotker); Albert’s Fear (Vojta Svejda); Polaris (Vojta Svejda & Jan Benes-McGradie) and Brick Circk (Stevo Capko). This is an abbreviated on-line version of the press release. For the complete press release, email diana@themarsh.org. - September 10, 2009
“Irreverent, hilarious and deeply human… This is by no means a sentimental journey, but you’ll still need a hanky or two.”- Linda Ayres-Frederick, SF Bay Times “Riotously demented and brilliantly humane. Not to be missed, Randolph is a rare caliber of solo performer…a first-class ride.” Rob Avila-SF Bay Guardian - August 20, 2009
One Performance Only. Samantha Chanse’s “Lydia’s Funeral Video” plays on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7.30 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street. - August 12, 2009
The coming months will bring two highly anticipated new shows from Ann Randolph and Dan Hoyle, the return of Charlie Varon’s blockbuster hit, “Rabbi Sam” and the extension of both Rick Reynolds' new show about middle age as well as Don Reed’s sleeper hit, “East 14th,” now entering its fourth month at The Marsh. In addition, the US State Department has invited Dan Hoyle to perform his award-winning “Tings Dey Happen” on a whirlwind two week, five city tour of Nigeria. - August 04, 2009
To help Hoyle prepare for perhaps his most important audience yet, The Marsh will present a short eight-show revival of “Tings Dey Happen” during the last three weekends in September. Developed with and directed by solo performance master Charlie Varon, the show plays Thursday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 7:00 pm from September 10 – 26, 2009 on The Marsh Mainstage, 1062 Valencia Street in San Francisco. - August 04, 2009
The show plays on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 7.30 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street. - August 04, 2009
Marsh Youth Theater’s Novio Boy plays on Friday 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 15 at 2:00 pm in The Marsh Studio Theater, 1074 Valencia Street in San Francisco. - August 03, 2009
Rick Reynolds’ new one-man show “Only The Truth Is Funny: Mid-Life At The Oasis” plays Saturdays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street in San Francisco. - August 01, 2009
The show plays on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 7.30 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street. - August 01, 2009
Developed with and directed by David Ford, Rabbi Sam will play Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 7pm. All shows are on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street in San Francisco. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org. - May 30, 2009
Developed with David Ford, the show plays on Wednesday, July 8 2009 at 7.30 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org. - May 28, 2009
One Performance Only! The show plays on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 7.30 pm at The Marsh, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org. - May 23, 2009
The show plays on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 7.30 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org. - May 15, 2009
One Performance Only. Ann Randolph’s “Final Destination” plays on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 7.30 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org. - May 02, 2009
The Marsh is pleased to announce that, due to phenomenal ticket sales, Charlie Varon’s “Rabbi Sam” has been extended through June 7, 2009. The show plays Thursdays at 8pm; Saturdays at 8pm until May 9 and at 5pm starting on May 16; and Sundays at 7pm. There are no Friday performances. All shows are on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street in San Francisco. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org. - April 26, 2009
Written by Lisa Quoresimo & Charles Eurydice Gray and directed by Lisa Quoresimo, the show plays May 9 – 16, 2009. Performances are on Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 pm; Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 pm; Friday May 15 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 pm. - April 26, 2009
Kenny Yun’s new one-man show, “Lettucetown Lies” plays Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm from June 5 – June 27, 2009 (press opening June 13), in The Marsh Studio Theater, 1074 Valencia Street in San Francisco. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org. - April 26, 2009
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