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FAULTLINE          THEATER              PRESENTS            “#bros”The dudes at Sensitive-Bros.com              create instant think pieces about masculinity            in the contemporary      world. But when one of their pieces inspires the Mens Rights Movement,this newbreed of bro is forced to look at themselves              and what they’ve built.ABOUT  “#bros:”A dark comedy about male privilege,    hate, and the Internet. Written by Jake Jeppson.             Directedby  Rose Oser. Assistant directed by  Allie Moss. Cinematography by  Jason Andrew Maze. Cast: Megan  Wicks, Brennan Pickman-Thoon ,Derek Jones  JonathanVillaluz,  Heren Patel, Ryan Hayes,  Kevin Glass. TICKETS: Performances are  October  19-November18.  Thursdays,Fridays, Saturdays@7:30pm. Performanceswill  take place  at  PianoFight at 144 Taylor Street in  San Francisco. Tickets are $20 general admission.           For  information or ticket purchases        visit www.faultlinetheater.com\

 

Novato Theater Company to Stage Blockbuster Hit Musical, “Chicago,” Oct 19-Nov 12Show features three of musical theatre’s most memorable characters – VelmaKelly, Roxie Hart, and Billy Flynn Novato, CA. . Novato Theater Company continues its 2017-208 season with Chicago, Broadway’s longest-running American musical, with music by John Kander <the concept of the “celebrity criminal”. Chicago includes memorable songslike “All that Jazz,” “When You’re Good to Mama,” and “All I Care About is Love.” The NTC production is directed and choreographed by Marilyn Izdebski, withmusical direction by Debra Chambliss. It is produced by Electric Bill.Chicago runs October 19-November 12 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive inRuns: Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 pm; Sundays: 2:00 pm, through November 1 Tickets: $27 Adults, $21 NTC Members and Subscribers, $24 Seniors/Students,$12 Children 12 and under, $15 Preview. Online ticketing atwww.novatotheatercompany.org; call (415) 883-4498 for questions/informationonly. Theater box office now accepts touchless payment, credit and debit cards. Open Seating * Free Parking * ADA Compliant

 

 

The Mitzvah Project and PlayGround present World Premiere Of THE OBLIGATION Written & Performed by Roger Grunwald* Directed by Nancy Carlin It play thru -November 5, 2017  & Saturday October 14 , 8 pm   At: Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House), 1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA Performances; Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pmTicket prices:tickets are $26-$56 For more information call 415-992-7990 or visit http://potrerostage.org/TheobligationNOTE: Thursdays and Sundays post performance Roger Grunwald and representatives from the community will host talk-backs to dialogue with the audience about the play and its meaning in today’s world,  (schedule http://potrerostage.org/Theobligation  IT PLAYS THRU NOVMEBER 5

 

–  A’Strange Ladies” Written by Susan Sobeloff Directed by Jan Zvaifler Musical direction by Milissa Carey Oct 14–Nov  11                Press Night on Sat. Oct. 14 At: The Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley. Performances: Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 5 pm Post-show talk-backs: Oct 15 & Nov 5Ticket prices: $30 online at centralworks.org, $30–$15 sliding scale at the door. Previews and Thursdays are pay-what-you-can at the door. Tickets:  510.558.1381 or centralworks

 

PEAR THEATRE PRESENTS “An Enemy of the People”by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz October 20 – November 12, 2017– Pear Theatre examines the clashes and conflicts of society and politics with Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. When a town’s economic future is at stake, its leader would rather vilify a good man and risk harm to its own citizens than do the right thing. “An Enemy of the People” is directed by Ray Renati, and previews on October 19. Press and Opening Night is Friday, October 20, followed by a champagne gala. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, through November 12. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($15-$35) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. WHAT: Written in 1882, Henrik Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE still rings disturbingly true: the story of a altruistic man undermined by people concerned with profit. Dr. Stockmann has discovered serious contamination in the town’s new bathing complex, an enterprise which had promised to revitalize the town economy. Unwilling to undertake the expense of correction, however, the town mayor — his own brother — accuses Stockmann of fabricating the story to enrich himself, and manages to turn most of the town’s population against the doctor and his family. Ibsen examines the moral dilemmas inherent in whistleblowing, as well as the sometimes ephemeral nature of truth itself. Ray Renati directs this classic, in a recent adaptation by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. WHEN: Previews: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Press Opening: Friday, October 20, 2017 Closes: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 8:00 PM; Sundays: 2:00 PM WHERE: Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View TICKETS: $15 (Previews) – $35; savings available for seniors & students. For information or tickets, visit www.thepear.org or call (650) 254-1148.

 

Sonoma…October 2017 Sonoma Arts Live, Sonoma’s premier live theater experience just off theplaza, presents               “The Rainmaker  by N. Richard Nash.  The show runs for 11 performances,  October 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29. Evenings at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm on The Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall in the historic Sonoma Community Center, 276  East Napa Street.The play is set on a ranch in a western state over a 24-hour period in the brutal heat of summer inthe 1920’s. In the midst of a paralyzing drought, Lizzie’s father and two brothers worry as much about her potential future as an old maid as they do about their dying cattle. When a larger-than-life man comes to town and promises rain and possibly more, their lives may be changed forever.Couldn’t we all use a little romance in our lives right about now?        Come dream, come laugh, come shed a tear or two over this beautiful romance” says Executive Artistic Director Jaime Love.Sonoma Arts Live presents The Rainmaker  on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street in Sonoma. For tickets go to sonomaartslive.org or to  the SCC from 11:00pm to 4:00pm on weekdays.

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CENTER REP PRESENTS The Liar By David Ives Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille Directed by Michael Butler^ Starring: Monique Hafen*, Jeremy Kahn*, Lyndsy Kail*, Craig Marker*, Joseph Patrick O’Malley*, Sharon Rietkerk*, Teddy Spencer*, and Howard Swain* *appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association^member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society DESCRIPTION:The charming and charismatic Dorante has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. Cliton, his manservant cannot tell a lie. Together they bring us one of the Western world’s greatest comedies.A sparkling and hilarious romance set in 17th Century Paris (think the Three Musketeers!) in a new and very modern adaptation by the author of All in the Timing! WHERE:Center REPertory Company 1601 Civic Drive in downtown Walnut Creek. DATES / TIMES / TICKET INFO:Performances begin Friday, October 20th at 8:00PM. Press opening is Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30PM. Closes Saturday, November 18th at 8:00PM.TICKET PRICE RANGE: $34 – $56TICKET INFORMATION:For more information go to CenterREP.org or call 925.943.SHOW (7469).  You can also visit the LCA Ticket Office at 1601 Civic Drive or the Ticket Office Outlet at the Downtown Walnut Creek Library.

 

 

Magic Theatre’s World Premiere production of THE EVA TRILOGY Dates:    October 19 – November 12 (press opening Saturday, October 28) Playing Schedule:        The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Prices:    $35.00 to $80.00. Venue:        Magic Theatre (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123).Tickets:             Online: MagicTheatre.org Phone: (415) 441-8822In-person: On non-performance dates, the Box Office is open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On performance dates, the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday one hour prior to the show. Running Time:          3 hours (including two intermissions).

 

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Linda Ayres-Frederick’s gripping drama “The Unveiling” receives its premierestaging at the Phoenix Theatre, October 6-28When Herschel Rabinovitz’s nephew arrives in America, long-buried secretsare exhumed.. Like feathers in a pillow that explodewhen ripped open, some secrets are better left buried. Or are they? Hauntedby his past, World War II survivor Herschel Rabinovitz witnesses theconsequences of his revelation in The Unveiling, a world premiere Equity Julie Dimas-Lockfeld directs the world premiere of this gripping drama byaward-winning playwright Linda Ayres-Frederick at the Phoenix Theatre. Castincludes local actors Richard Aiello, Juliet Tanner*, Valerie Weak*, EvanSokol, Michael Shipley*, and the playwright Linda Ayres-Frederick*. *MemberAEA.This new play tells a story that runs the full experience of one family; I’mure the essence has flooded many since that horrible war ended. I’mhonored to be a small part of it. – Gary Gonser, set designer for TheUnveiling. Production Dates & Times: . Continuing performances: . Fridays, Oct. , 20, 27 at 8:00 p.m.Saturdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28 at 8:00 p.m.Sunday – one matinee only, Oct. 22 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket Prices: Preview – $15Thursdays, and Sunday – $20Opening Night with Reception – $40Fri, Sat – $30, Students, Seniors & TBA Members – $15Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3086129 1-800-838-3006 Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes with one intermission Phoenix Theatre: 414 Mason Street Suite 601, SF, 94102www.phoenixtheatresf.org   IT RUNS THRU OCTOBER 28

 

BARBECUE  by Robert O’Hara Directed by Margo Hall : The hard-partying, foul-mouthed O’Mallery family is staging an intervention for their drug-addicted sister, Barbara. With a plan inspired by reality TV, they have disguised their meeting as a family barbecue in the park—but soon it’s the whole family’s problems that are in the spotlight. Barbecue overturns our presumptions about race, poverty, and the American family in hilarious and incisive fashion.SHOWS :through November 11, 2017Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm / Fri, Sat 8pm / Sat 3pm, Sun 2pmPreview Performances: September 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 8pm WHERE : 450 Post Street, San Francisco, 2nd Floor of the Kensington Park Hotel.TICKETS : For tickets ($20-$125) or more information, the public may contact the San Francisco Playhouse box office at 415-677-9596, or www.sfplayhouse.org   IT CLOSES NOVEMBER 11

 

Thomas and Sally   By Thomas Bradshaw Directed by Jasson Minadakis FEATURING Mark Anderson Phillips*: THOMAS JEFFERSON  Tara Pacheco*: SALLY HEMINGS Ella Dershowitz: SIMONE / MARTHA / POLLY Charlette Speigner*: ELIZABETH (BETTY) HEMINGS / RENEE Rosie Hallett*: KAREN / ABIGAIL ADAMS / PATSY L. Peter Callender*: JUPITER EVANS / FRENCH SERVANT Cameron Matthews: ROBERT HEMINGS / HUGO William Hodgson*: JAMES HEMINGS Robert Sicular*: JOHN WAYLES / BEN FRANKLIN / FRENCH COOK / FRENCH TAILOR / MAN Scott K. Coopwood*: CAPTAIN HEMINGS / JOHN ADAMS / OVERSEER / LAFAYETTE / JACQUE * Denotes member of Actors Equity Association WHEN September 28 – October 22, 2017 PERFORMANCES mThu (Perspectives) October 12, 2:00pmSat October 7 & October 21, 2:00pm Sun October 8, October 15, and October 22, 2:00pm WHERE Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Ave | Mill Valley, CA 94941 ABOUTAn explosive world premiere by the 2017 PEN Award-winner, Thomas and Sally gets up close and personal with founding father Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who mothered six of his children. Thomas Bradshaw takes us behind the scenes—and into the beds—of American history with the Hemings-Jeffersons and the rock stars of the Revolution: Ben Franklin, John & Abigail Adams & the Marquis de Lafayette. Tickets starting at $22.Discounts for seniors, teens, military families, Bay Area teachers and groups of 7 or more are available. Contact the Box Office for more details. marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 IT CLOSES OCTOBER 22

 

Cutting Ball Theater presents Paula Vogel’s THE MINEOLA TWINS, a satire about the women’s movement and the rise of conservatism.    Director: Ariel Craft    Cast: Elissa Beth Stebbins, Sango Tajima, Steve Thomas  Creative Team: Michael Locher (scenic design), Morgan Louie (costume design), Jax Steager (lighting design), Sara Witsch (sound design) WHEN: September 28 – October 29, 2017Previews: Thursday, September 28 @ 7 p.m.; Friday, September 29 @ 8pm Opening Night: Saturday, September 30 @ 8 p.m.  Following dates: October  – 8, 12 – 15, 19 – 22, 26 – 29 Thursdays @ 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 p.m. Sundays @ 5 p.m. WHERE: The EXIT on Taylor 277 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102 TICKETS: $15 – $45Tickets may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/the-mineola-twins or by phone at 415-525-1205. FOR MORE INFORMATION: cuttingball.com  IT CLOSES OCTOBER 29

 

HAMLET by William ShakespeareDirected by Carey PerloffStarring John Douglas Thompson It closes–October 15, 2017 A.C.T.’s Geary TheaterTony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson returns to A.C.T. to take on one of theater’s most iconic roles: Hamlet. Two seasons ago, Thompson dazzled Geary audiences in the virtuoso one-man show Satchmo at the Waldorf. Now, to kick off the 2017–18 season, Thompson comes back to San Francisco to take on for the first time one of Shakespeare’s most complex and heartbreaking characters. In the story of a man who wakes up to find his world upended and his closest friends unworthy of trust, Shakespeare shows us how quickly change can happen—how an orderly kingdom ruled by a loving king can, in one stroke, become unrecognizable. A.C.T.’s first Shakespeare production since The Tempest reopened the Geary in 1996, Hamlet is a fitting part of A.C.T.’s celebration of 50 years.  VENUE  Geary Theatre, 405 Geary Ave, San Francisco   TICKETS” 415-749-2228 OR www.act.sf.org   IT CLOSES TOMORROW

 

WHAT:          The Marsh Berkeley announces Colette Uncensored, the first solo show by acclaimed actress Lorri Holt, will return to the East Bay for the fall with a revised script. Colette Uncensored, which received its World Premiere in April 2016 at The Marsh San Francisco, tells the story of the famed and infamous French novelist’s passionate quest as a writer, a woman, a pioneer for social change, and as a lover. Written by Zack Rogow and Lorri Holt, in collaboration with and directed by David Ford, Colette Uncensored enjoyed an extended run in San Francisco, and additional performances at The Marsh Berkeley in 2016. WHEN 7SHOWS:        8:00pm, Fridays  5:00pm, Saturdays  WHERE:       The Marsh Berkeley   2120 Allston Way, Berkeley TICKETS:     $20–$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved   IT CLOSES NOVEMBER 5

 

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Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest is the classically trivial Comedy for Serious People. Still having a startling social relevance, it is a farcical commentary in which the protagonists prefer live as fictitious personae to escape their burdensome social obligations.  Playing upon the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the contempt with which the characters treat institutions of class, marriage and material wealth, as well as its rather savage satire of Victorian ways. For more info, contact the box office: www.firescapetheatre.com (212) 380-3822 firescapetheatre@gmail.com VENUE  Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St. Fifth floor, San Francisco  RUNS TO OCTOBER 29

 

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. The musical score and lyrics come from Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin), with book by Philip LaZebnik (Pocahontas, Mulan), who will both be in residence at TheatreWorks continuing to develop this stage adaptation of the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film. Featuring the Oscar-winning Best Song “When You Believe,” this vibrant new stage musical will be directed by multi-award-winning Broadway director Scott Schwartz (Golda’s Balcony; Jane Eyre; Bat Boy; Tick, Tick… Boom!), and features a dazzling, multi-ethnic cast led by Diluckshan Jeyaratnam, an acclaimed Danish actor/singer making his US debut as Moses, and Broadway’s Jason Gotay (Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), as Ramses. This Co-World premiere will be presented in collaboration with Fredericia Teater in Denmark, where it will be staged in 2018. WHEN:          Previews: Friday, October 6, 2017 – Friday, October 13, 2017 Closes: Sunday, November 5, 2017 SHOWS:        Previews: 8:00pm  Tuesdays: 7:30pm Wednesdays: 2:00pm, 7:30pm Thursdays and Fridays: 8:00pm Saturdays: 2:00pm, 8:00pm Sundays: 2:00pm, 7:00pm WHERE:       Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 500 Castro St., Mountain View TICKETS:     $40-$100; savings available for educators, seniors, and patrons 35 and under. Pricing subject to change.INFO:             For information or to order tickets visit theatreworks.org or call (650) 463-1960

 

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6th Street Playhouse to present Steel Magnolias by Alabama-born Robert Harling and directed by Beulah Vega. The play will run October 13-November 5 in the G.K. Hardt Theatre.  The Playhouse is excited to present this intimate stage production of the well-known story celebrating Southern sisterhood. Even with all the adaptations, reincarnations and updates, there’s still nothing like seeing the work as it was originally intended, live and on the stage. The intimacy of the setting and bustle of activity on stage is akin to dropping in on friends. The play stars Jennifer Peck as the outspoken salon owner; Crystal Carpenter as the outsider-turned believer; Molly Boice as the town curmudgeon; Kate Brickley as the eccentric millionairess; Ellen Rawley as the gorgeous bride-to-be; and Jill Wagoner as Shelby’s always-in-control mom.  .Post-show talkbacks will be held on Sunday, October 15th and 22nd and after the matinee on Saturday, November 4th. “Steel Magnolias “opens in the G.K. Hardt Theatre October 13th and runs through November 5th every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00, with select performances on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Tickets are $20 – $33 with new Friday and Saturday evening prices reduced from $33 to $28 to encourage generations of women (and men) to enjoy           IT CLOSES NOVEMBER 5

 

The Marsh San Francisco announces political comedian Will Durst’s new solo show, Durst Case Scenario has been extended due to popular demand. Specializing in political humor for folks who don’t like politics, Durst’s rollicking feast of outraged and outrageous satire is a comedic exploration of how America is changing in the Trump era  Will return October 3-November 21 SHOWS:        8pm, Tuesdays WHERE:       The Marsh San Francisco   1062 Valencia St, San Francisco TICKETS:     $20 – $35 sliding scale, $55 – $100 reserved For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 IT CLOSES NOVEMBER 21

 

Returning with newly-added post-election material, The Marsh San Francisco presents Dan Hoyle’s wildly popular The Real Americans. In this acclaimed production, award-winning actor/playwright Hoyle gives a riveting recounting of his 100-day van trip through small-town and rural America, where he found himself at ground zero of the country’s economic inequality and political division. The updated ending will bring heightened relevancy in 2017 as the 45th president, championed by Middle America, continues his first year in office. The Real Americans is directed by Charlie Varon. WHEN:          October 628, 2017 WHERE:       The Marsh San Francisco,1062 Valencia St, San FranciscoTICKETS:     $25-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved       For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055  CLOSES OCTOBER 28

 

WHAT:  Altarena Playhouse presents  “Oklahoma!”,  the Tony award-winning musical by  Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers. Directed by Megan McKin ley Beaudreau with  musical direction by Mark Dietrich.  WHEN:  September 29 – November 5, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm. Special Thursday performance November 2.  ASL-Interpreted performance Friday, October 27.    WHERE: Altarena Playhouse, 1409 High St., Alameda, convenient to public transit TICKET  PRICES:   $30  /  $27  for  students  and  seniors.  Tickets  available  at www.altarena.org, (510) 523-1553 IT CLOSES OCTOBER 27

 

 

Continuing its commitment to transformation, possibilities, and the community, The Marsh Berkeley announces monthly Open Mic Nights with Ellen Hoffman. Bay Area pianist, composer, and music arranger Ellen Hoffman will host a two-hour set offering five-minute slots to a variety of performers. Experienced singers, instrumentalists, poets, comics, actors, as well as novices will join Hoffman in an evening that presents eclectic entertainment for the adventurous. Those interested in performing will sign up at the door, and are welcome to provide sheet music, chords or their own accompaniment, for this celebration of the artistic community in the East Bay. WHEN:          It runs thru-November 21, 2017 SHOWS:        7:30pm, Third Tuesdays of every month WHERE:       The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley Parking: Allston Way Garage, 2061 Allston Way between Milvia & Shattuck The Downtown Berkeley Bart station is one block away on Shattuck TICKETS:     $8-$15 pre-sale, $10-$15 at the door; for tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055  IT RUN THRU NOVEMBER 21

 

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Shotgun Players presents Blasted, written by Sarah Kane, directed by Jon Tracy Blasted probes our relationship to violence as participants, spectators, and artists and asks “How do we engage with brutality that happens every day?” Blasted is 90 minutes long with no intermission and heavy use of graphic language, sexual violence, loud noises, strobing lights, and disturbing imagery. Audience members must be 18 or older to attend. Shotgun Players box office and patron services manager Amy Audiences can take part in this conversation during post-show talkbacks and through a weekly podcast series of conversations among the Blasted production team that will happen over the course of the production. The cast of Blasted features Adrienne Walters, Robert Parsons, and Joe Estlack. The creative team features set design by Nina Ball, scenic design assistance by Justine Law, lighting design by Heather Basarab, costume design by Miyuki Bierlein, stage management by Christina Larson and Nikita Kadam, props design by Devon LaBelle, sound design by Matt Stines, production assistance by Josh Van Eyken, fight direction by Elena Wright, and theatrical violence consultation by Dave Maier. WHEN:It closes–Sunday, October 22, 2017 WHERE: The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley  Regular tickets: $25–$40. Advance reservations strongly advised. Shows will sell out! For more information, go to shotgunplayers.org, email boxoffice@shotgunplayers.org, or call 510.841.6500.IT CLOSES OCOTBER 21

 

THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE: A MUSICAL FAIRY TALE, a new pop musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, with book, music & lyrics by Min Kahng; directed and choreographed by Michael Mohammed with music direction by Margaret Halbig. CAST:  Pauli Amornkul, Ted V. Bigornia, Kenneth Greenwell, Christopher Juan, Ji-Yun Kim, Benjamin Nguyen, Matt Ono, Miyoko Sakatani, DC Scarpelli, Isabel To, Chelsea Wellott, Lisa Woo, and MinSeob Yeom. DATES:         . Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017: OPENING RECEPTION THROUGH October 21, 2017 SHOWTIMES: Sept 28 – Oct 21, 2017 Thursday Sept 28 (preview) and Friday Sept. 29 (preview) @ 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 PM Sunday, Oct 8 and Oct 15 @ 2:00 PM  CLOSES: October 21             WHERE:  Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA  94549

 

The Marsh San Francisco announces Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland, will extend to The Marsh due to popular demand. This funny, honest, and harrowing piece recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America. In 1972 The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro a “racist bastion of white supremacy,” becoming the subject of features on CBS News and Newsweek among other national outlets. As the US Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings, Copeland’s family moved to town – where they faced astonishing and humiliating harassment and isolation. WHEN:    Closes      October -21, 2017 SHOWS:        8:30pm Saturdays WHERE:       The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street (between 21st & 22nd Streets)   Parking is available at New Mission Bartlett Garage (21st St between Mission & Valencia) Bart Station (closest): Mission & 24th Street TICKETS:     $20-$35 sliding scale; $55-$100 Reserved Seating    For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055  CLOSES OCTOBER 21

 

The Marsh San Francisco announces Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland, will extend to The Marsh due to popular demand. This funny, honest, and harrowing piece recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America. In 1972 The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro a “racist bastion of white supremacy,” becoming the subject of features on CBS News and Newsweek among other national outlets. As the US Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings, Copeland’s family moved to town – where they faced astonishing and humiliating harassment and isolation. WHEN:    Closes      October -21, 2017 SHOWS:        8:30pm Saturdays WHERE:       The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street (between 21st & 22nd Streets)   Parking is available at New Mission Bartlett Garage (21st St between Mission & Valencia) Bart Station (closest): Mission & 24th Street TICKETS:     $20-$35 sliding scale; $55-$100 Reserved Seating    For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055  CLOSES OCTOBER 21

 

This Bitter Earth By Harrison David Rivers Directed by Ed Decker Casting and creative team for This Bitter Earth to be announced at a later date. WHAT: World Premiere of This Bitter Earth  WHERE: New Conservatory Theatre Center Decker Theater, 25 Van Ness Ave @ Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102 WHEN: CLOSES  – October 22, 2017 Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Opening Night: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8pm Special Engagements: During the run of the show, audiences can enjoy many special events: Onstage Insight, Post-Show Discussion after the following performance: o   Sunday, October 8 at 2pm– Panel discussion featuring the cast, moderated by the play’s director.     Opening Night will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 8pm. The performance will be followed by a reception catered by 17-18 Season Restaurant Sponsor, Mina’s Brazilian.   More events to be announced! COST: $25-50TICKETS AND BOX OFFICE: 415-861-8972, boxoffice@nctcsf.org   CLOSES OCTOBER 21

 

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Thomas and Sally   By Thomas Bradshaw Directed by Jasson Minadakis FEATURING Mark Anderson Phillips*: THOMAS JEFFERSON  Tara Pacheco*: SALLY HEMINGS Ella Dershowitz: SIMONE / MARTHA / POLLY Charlette Speigner*: ELIZABETH (BETTY) HEMINGS / RENEE Rosie Hallett*: KAREN / ABIGAIL ADAMS / PATSY L. Peter Callender*: JUPITER EVANS / FRENCH SERVANT Cameron Matthews: ROBERT HEMINGS / HUGO William Hodgson*: JAMES HEMINGS Robert Sicular*: JOHN WAYLES / BEN FRANKLIN / FRENCH COOK / FRENCH TAILOR / MAN Scott K. Coopwood*: CAPTAIN HEMINGS / JOHN ADAMS / OVERSEER / LAFAYETTE / JACQUE * Denotes member of Actors Equity Association WHEN September 28 – October 22, 2017 PERFORMANCES mThu (Perspectives) October 12, 2:00pmSat October 7 & October 21, 2:00pm Sun October 8, October 15, and October 22, 2:00pm WHERE Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Ave | Mill Valley, CA 94941 ABOUTAn explosive world premiere by the 2017 PEN Award-winner, Thomas and Sally gets up close and personal with founding father Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who mothered six of his children. Thomas Bradshaw takes us behind the scenes—and into the beds—of American history with the Hemings-Jeffersons and the rock stars of the Revolution: Ben Franklin, John & Abigail Adams & the Marquis de Lafayette. Tickets starting at $22.Discounts for seniors, teens, military families, Bay Area teachers and groups of 7 or more are available. Contact the Box Office for more details. marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 IT CLOSES OCTOBER 22

 

FoolsFURY Theater Company presents ROLE CALL, a world premiere double bill about self-discovery and claiming hard truths featuring Sheryl, Hamlet and Me, written and performed by Michelle Haner, and (dis)Place[d], written and performed by Debórah Eliezer. Directed by Ben Yalom. WHEN: October 5 – 22, 2017 Following dates: October – 15, 19 – 22 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 p.m. Sundays @ 7 p.m. WHERE: NOHspace 2840 Mariposa StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110 TICKETS: 15 – $30 Tickets may be purchased online at foolsfury.org/fury/rolecall, or by phone at 800-838-3006. FOR MORE INFORMATION: foolsfury.org  CLOSES OCT 22

 

 

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Set in a magical version of ancient Athens,ruled by Queen Theseus and her lover Queen of the Amazons, where anyone canfall in love with everyone, and love spells dissolve the world’s strife. In this new take on a classic play, three young ladies and one young manfind themselves intoxicated by the powers of the forest and are changedforever. Shakespeare’s “rude mechanicals” become highly experiencedperformers in grand theatrical traditions. Down on their luck, they aretransformed into magical beings and realize their dream of performingspectacularly once again for royalty. Dwelling in the forest are creaturesled by a shadowy sprite, a spectral queen, and a fairy king whose dulcetharmonies set the world aright.Directed by Alison Sacha Ross. It closes on October -22. Preview October 6. Opens October 7. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm; Sundays 2:00 pm. Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Allperformances are pay what you will.http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083585  IT CLOSES OCTOBER 22

 

HEAVENLY MUSICAL COMEDY “SISTER ACT”Performances to play historic Julia Morgan Theater in limited one-month engagement, beginning Sept 22, 2017Company announces plans to double its popular “Pay What You Can” performances ) – Berkeley Playhouse opens their tenth season of professional theater for family audiences with the East Bay premiere of Alan Menken’s heavenly musical comedy, Sister Act. Based on the hit 1992 film, audiences will be praising the toe-tapping, gospel infused score from Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid). When downtown disco diva Dolores Van Cartier witnesses a crime, she’s placed into protective custody in the one place she’s sure not to be found – a convent! Forced to trade in her nighttime habit of nightclubbing and disco dancing for a nun’s habit, Dolores finds newfound self-worth, confidence, and a community she never expected to be a part of, as she leads her fellow Sisters to heavenly new heights, and transforms their church into a revitalized home of celebration, song, and community spirit. Filled with powerful music, outrageous choreography, and a moving story of unlikely friendships, Sister Act will raise the roof of the historic Julia Morgan theater, which itself was originally built in 1910 as a community church. Performances run Friday through Sunday, and select Thursday  Tickets (ranging from $22-$40) are available by calling (510) 845-8542 x351 or by visiting online at www.berkeleyplayhouse.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Previews: Friday, September 22 at 7pm, and Saturday, September 23 at 1pm.  closess: October 22 at 2pm Performances: Due to the unique performance schedule, please check the website for specific dates and times. All performances at Berkeley Playhouse at The Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704. TICKETS: For tickets ($22 for previews, $22-$40 for regular performances) or more information, the public may call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. Group rates available for 10 or more people. Ticket prices are subject to change at any time.  PAY WHAT YOU CAN: There will be two “Pay What You Can” performances, Thursday October 5 and 12 at 7pm. The promotion is CASH ONLY at the door one-hour prior to performance time. We request a donation of $20 per ticket but are able to accept a minimum of $5 per ticket.  IT CLOSES OCTOBER 22

 

 

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) Announces Casting for CABARET Kander and Ebb classic to open 58th season; tickets on sale September 5—Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast and design team for its season-opening production of the Kander and Ebb classic, Cabaret, playing from through October 22.Directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, with music direction by Tania Johnson and choreography by Allison Paraiso, Cabaret features Cameron La Brie as the Emcee, Annika Bergman as Sally Bowles, Brian Kamps as Cliff Bradshaw, Scarlett Hepworth as Fräulein Schneider, Aaron Malberg as Herr Schultz, Alexis Lane Jensen as Fraulein Kost, and Tim Holt Jones as Ernst Ludwig. The production also features Bianca Contreras, Danya El-Kurd, Rebecca Euchler, Ronald James, Megan McGrath, Katy Mlodzik, and Chris Totah as the Kit Kat ensemble. The design team is Randy Wong-Westbrooke (set design), Lisa Danz (costume design), Courtney Johnson (lighting design), and Devon LaBelle (props design). Single tickets for Cabaret range from $15 to $36 and go on sale beginning September 5. Subscriptions for CCCT’s 2017-18 5-play season are available online at www.ccct.org or by phone at 510.524.9012. All performances take place at CCCT’s intimate and fully accessible theatre in the Flynn building located at 951 Pomona Avenue in El Cerrito. Free parking is provided in the adjoining lot. For more information, visit www.ccct.org IT RUNS THRU OCTOBER 22

 

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Society Cabaret, San Francisco

at the Hotel Rex  562 Sutter Street   415-857-1896

 

Tickets available at Society Cabaret(No Fees, No Fuss) or by calling 415-857-1896.Buy your tickets early for best prices and seats.All seats assigned based on date of purchase  Buy your tickets early for best prices and seats. All seats assigned based on date of purchase. • You may purchase a reserved seat for $15 prior to the show.   • You may purchase a reserved seat with a reserved singing slot for $25 prior to the show. • You may purchase a seat at the door for $20.

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Saturday, October 14 at 8pm

Jacqueline DeMuro, vocals Stephanie Lynne Smith, piano

 

Portland-based pianist Stephanie Lynne Smith and Award-Winning performer Jacqueline DeMuro team up for a night of awesome! These two gutsy gals will bring some Bernstein, some basics, and some brand new works to Society Cabaret in this outlandish display of attitude.

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Barry Lloyd sings the Landesman/Lloyd Songbook Friday, October 20 at 8pm Saturday, October 21 at 8pm Barry Lloyd, vocals and piano

 

San Francisco’s Crown Prince of Cabaret returns to Society Cabaret with an evening of original songs composed by Mr. Lloyd with lyrics by Lyricist/poet/performer Fran Landesman (1927-2011). Described by New York Times critic Stephen Holden as “A cranky, jazz-steeped beat generation Dorothy Parker”, Ms. Landesman wrote the lyrics to over a thousand songs in her lifetime working with such composers as Tommy Wolf, Steve Allen, Dudley Moore, Alec Wilder,

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October 27 & 28

Bob Dorough and many others.

Mr. Lloyd has set a selection of his favorite Landesman poems/lyrics to music and sings them from the piano in an evening of song that runs the gamut from salacious to silly – from sensual to serene.

No Shows.  Happy Halloween

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Tickets available at  Society Cabaret (No Fees, No Fuss) or by calling 415-857-1896. Buy your tickets early for best prices and seats. All seats assigned based on date of purchase. Seasonal small plates and cocktails available for purchase at your table. (No Minimums) (Doors open at 7pm)Enjoy the fineHotel Rex food and drinks; maybe a Societini or two! Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex  562 Sutter Street

 

Tickets available at  Society Cabaret  (No Fees, No Fuss) or by calling 415-857-1896. Buy your tickets early for best prices and seats. All seats assigned based on date of purchase.

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Seasonal small plates and cocktails available for purchase at your table. (No Minimums)(Doors open at 7pm) Enjoy the fineHotel Rex food and drinks; maybe a Societini or two!

Society Cabaret in the Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco Tickets available online. No fees. No minimums. SocietyCabaretTickets.com or 415-857-1896 Monday thru Friday 1 pm to 5 pm   Saturday   1 pm to 3 pm. or ww.socieitycabareet.com

There is a $20.00 per person food and beverage minimum and an 18% gratuity is added to all checks Doors open 90 minutes prior to the performance for food and beverage service.

 

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