A meditative mix of funny and sad, EDENITES captures San Francisco at the close of the 2000's in all its promiscuous, hyperbolic and bittersweet glory.
The story, such as it is, follows a week in the lives of an over-sexed trust fund baby (Kai Morrison), his sci-fi geek boyfriend (Brian Martin), a bi-sexual debutante (Kirsten Broadbear), a famous writer (Xanadu Bruggers) and her small-business owning, small-town dwelling ex (Ryan Hebert). Add to the mix an East Bay couple (Megan Briggs and Ben Kruer) trying to get through their first year as new parents, one man skipping out on his boyfriend (John Caldon) and another looking to score one (Christopher Struett) and the world's wisest roommate (Kira Shaw). The result is a sleek ninety-minute comedy sort of like a soap opera mixed with a Chekhov play, mixed with your actual life.
Written and directed by Stuart Bousel, this stylish piece of theatrical fluff is pretty much an exercise in drama as therapy, in which actual experiences are being thrown up on stage by the writer in a flagrant attempt to make sense of his own life. Somewhere between the snark and the scandal, however, lies a hopeful and heartfelt love-letter to the city and people who have housed him for the last ten years.
Assistant directed by Chris Quintos Cathcart, designed by Edna Barron, Daunielle Rasmussen, Jim Lively, Cody Rishell, Wil Turner IV.
The show plays 8 PM, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at the Exit Stage Left in San Francisco, June 2-25, 2011. Tickets range from $12-25 depending on the performance (earlier in the run = cheaper), with all tickets bought at the door being $20.00.
June 2 & 3: $12.00
June 4 & 9: $15.00
June 10,11,17 & 18: $20.00
June 16 & 23: $18.00
June 24 & 25: $25.00
Press comps and questions may be addressed to Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exit Stage Left
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco , CA 94102
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|