The Marsh Extends Ann Randolph’s New, Hit Show, "Loveland" Through February 21, 2010. Directed by Matt Roth

“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

San Francisco, CA, August 20, 2009 --( “Irreverent, hilarious and deeply human”- Linda Ayres-Frederick, SF Bay Times

“Sometimes a comedian makes you laugh and the great ones also make you gasp, but the amazing thing about Ann Randolph is it all happens every other second.” Doug Konecky-SF Theater Blog

“Riotously demented and brilliantly humane. Not to be missed.” Rob Avila-SF Bay Guardian

As the show continues to garner critical and audience acclaim, The Marsh is proud to extend Ann Randolph’s acclaimed “Loveland” for the second time. After a short break over the holidays, the show will resume on January 9 and run through February 21, 2010. It will also move to The Marsh MainStage, 1062 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Directed by Matt Roth, LOVELAND will play on Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 7:00 pm (please note the new days and times.) For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit

The audience is advised to fasten their seat belts as Randolph recounts the emotional, hilarious and deeply human journey of Frannie Potts, an irreverent, lovable woman, never shy to speak her mind, as she travels back from LA to her childhood home in Ohio. Confronting the loss of the biggest love of her life, she stumbles her way from outrageous confrontation and awkward confusion to a glimpse of the mystery, tragedy and beauty that unite us all. Mel Brooks compares Randolph to the late Gilda Radner for her audacious humor, her generosity and her ability to take us from tears to laughter in the same minute.

Widely considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer-performers in the country, Randolph has been hailed by critics as "revolutionary, Whitmanesque, and a tour de-force." Her previous solo show, “Squeeze Box,” was the Winner of LA Weekly’s Best Solo Show for 2002 and the Los Angeles Times Ovation Award for Best Solo Show 2002. Its extended run at The Marsh played to sold-out audiences for eight months last year.

For Calendar Editors

Showtimes: Saturday At 8:30 Pm And Sunday At 7:00 Pm

Where: The Marsh Mainstage, 1062 Valencia Street, At 22nd Street In San Francisco

Tickets: $15–35 Sliding Scale. $50 Reserved Seats.
For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit

For more information, call 415-826-5750 or visit The Marsh website at

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Diana Rathbone