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The Marsh San Francisco Presents Libby Skala’s “A Time To Dance” Tuesday, September 14, 2010. A Marsh Rising Performance.

“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.

San Francisco, CA, August 26, 2010 --( The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, is pleased to announce a Marsh Rising performance of Libby Skala’s A Time To Dance, the story of a pioneering Austrian who transcends poverty, artistic repression and the rise of Hitler through the magic of dance. The play offers glimpses into the rich life and inexhaustible spirit of Skala’s great aunt Lisl, Elizabeth Polk. Born in 1902 Vienna, Polk survives a premature birth, withholding parents, WWI, tuberculosis, the Holocaust, a more famous sister (Oscar-nominated Lilia Skala) and ultimately steals the show, proving herself the riotous and controversial star of her own life. At 60, Polk became a pioneer of dance therapy and in 1995, at the age of 93, she was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the American Dance Therapy Association.

The show plays on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 pm 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

Libby Skala has performed A Time To Dance at the London Fringe Theatre Festival (where she won the “Best Solo Performer” award), FringeNYC and Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre. Her first one-woman play “LiLiA!” has toured North America and Europe, and will open in England this October for three-weeks at London’s Pentameters Theatre. Her non-solo work includes the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Twelfth Night” and Jeffrey Sweet’s “Value of Names” at Theatre J in Washington DC. She appeared with Nicole Kidman in the film “Birth” and is an Oberlin College graduate.

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When: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 At 7:30 Pm

Where: The Marsh Mainstage; 1062 Valencia Street (Between 21st And 22nd Streets In San Francisco)

Tickets: $10- 15 Sliding Scale; For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit

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