Solo Sundays - 7/28/13
SF's premier monthly solo performance series, presents select samplings of veteran virtuosos and top emerging talent at Stage Werx, a 70 seat theater on Valencia in The Mission. Beyond stand-up and storytelling, solo theater creates casts of thousands - plus special effects - all bursting from a single performer. The results are hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and provocative, ablaze with personal vision.
* Memphis on My Mind *
Elvis, Beale Street, and that god-awful summer heat - the pull of Memphis, TN down on the Mississippi River. Memphis is also Sarah Mackey, a maid that raised Rebecca's mother and was around for Rebecca too. Sarah's hand was hard to forget, a fleshy nub where her fingers used to be, and her laughter, an island of safety. Sarah's grandson? Well, that's another story.
* What They Said About Love *
Meet a guy who has a seemingly unbreakable pattern of falling for women who remind him of his mother. A woman who can't resist getting involved with homeless guys in her West Oakland 'hood. And a married woman who likens the search for a mate to buying a house and says, "Throw away the list!" Steve Budd interviewed a whole bunch of married couples and a ton of singles, and brings the best to life. Satisfy your voyeuristic tendencies and curiosity about how others look for love and, in some cases, find it.
* Battling the Red Devil *
A lump in my breast? No way! So now what? Is it do or die or don't do and die or do and die or don't do and don't die? Where to turn--medical establishment, alternative health practitioners, family? Whom to trust--- doctors, friends, former patients, God? What to do or not do? Mushrooms? Blueberries? Eaten separately or together?--and, of course, sprinkled with iodine? Coffee enemas? Specially blessed $400 water from some remote sacred place? Shielding necklace? Epson salt baths? Or what about prayer and simply leaving it to Almighty God? HELP!! I'm being eaten alive!
* PUSSY: Teaser Edition *
A lesbian couple whose love is on the rocks, their overly curious landlady and one very opinionated cat. It's a tale of love and narcissism, homophobia and unicorns, of how to forgive The Church and how softball can save your life.
Stage Werx Theatre (View)
San Francisco, CA 94110