How To Make Your Bitterness Work For You - a solo comedy
written and performed by Fred Raker
developed with and directed by Kimberly Richards
Self-help guru Kent Underwood's book, "How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You," has been turned down by 86 publishers. He's so desperate for success that he leaves his cell phone on during his seminar to get his agent's text messages regarding a potential book deal. Along the way, other text messages come in, including his mother complaining that he never calls her because he's too busy doing his stupid seminar. It's through these texts that we start to get glimpses of Kent's tortured past, like how his wife's affair with his best friend precipitated the writing of his patent-pending, five-step Bitterness to Betterness Program. And yes, there really are five steps, everything from "Don't Ignore Your Bitterness, Explore Your Bitterness" to "Don't Let Past Bitterness BecomeBitterness Repast." As the bitterness train chugs towards its final destination, we can't help but wonder: Will Kent finally make his bitterness work for him? And how bitter will we be if he succeeds?
Stage Werx Theatre (View)
446 Valencia St.
San Franciscosco, CA 94112