Join the hilarious and heartfelt team of solo performance artists Nancy Margulies, Lori Shantzis, and Ann Swanberg for a amusing night of storytelling and comedy, proving that three heads are definitely better than one.
Margulies will headline with her much-loved Deaf Poets Society, which she has performed to sold-out audiences and will perform again this summer as part of the upcoming Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. Part comical lesson in slang sign language, part illuminating entry into the world of deaf people living on the fringes of society, the show chronicles the fascinating lives of several unique characters, including a deaf prostitute, a deaf man in jail for murder, and a shockingly resourceful gentleman who is both deaf and blind. Margulies embarked on a "never too late" career as a solo performer after careers as a temporary tattoo artist, mural painter, gallery director, corporate consultant, and psychologist, which led her to working with deaf adults.
The Tragic Tale of the Pole Dancing Soccer Mom follows Shantzis' early days as a divorced woman trying desperately to make up for the lost years of her overmedicated and undersexed marriage. At a street festival on Folsom Street in San Francisco, she decides to try out her amateur pole dancing skills before a swarming mass of on-lookers, one of whom happens to be her 7-year-old daughter. "How did she decide on this family outing? What made her think she could jump on that pole at 41? Did she live to tell the tale, and why is she still limping?" Shantzis promises to reveal these answers (and a little "leg") as she reenacts what may prove to be her most notorious 15 minutes of fame. Shantzis wrote "The Tragic Tale" as a prequel to her wildly successful one-woman show, Loved by You, which she performed at Brava Theater in San Francisco and is taking to the Boulder Fringe Festival this August. http://lovedbyyouaself-lovestory.blogspot.com
Swanberg, founding improviser of LifePlays and writer-performer of "The Seven Laws of Highly Miserable People" will MC as well as give a sprinkling of her comic genius to round out the evening.
Subterranean Art House (View)
2179 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA, CA 94704
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