SF-based production company PianoFight presents an original comedy, FORKING! (full title is Fork Off Down Your Own Forking Adventure Which You've Forked: FORKING!), a fully
scripted play in which the audience votes on how the plot will proceed. The play will premiere January 8, 2009, and will run Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, from January 8 to 31, in Studio 250 at Off-Market, 965 Mission St between 5th and 6th. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 online at www.pianofight.com.
This full-length play came about after SF native Daniel Heaths short play Twice
as Bright was awarded the top prize in Pianofights ShortLived, a three-month competition of 22 short plays by local writers (that SF Weekly deemed Better than SNL), the winner chosen by the audiences. Heaths prize? The opportunity to write a full-length piece on anything of his choosing, to be produced by PianoFight for
a month-long run in the theater the company manages, Studio 250. After a few
boozy creative sessions, Heath delivered a whopper with twists, turns, and
multiple endings. And he did it having never before written a full-length play.
This time around, the audience again actively participates by voting. Six 20-to-30-somethings who live together in San Francisco are thrust into or out of the sack with other characters, depending on how the audience votes. Each potential "fork" is scripted, and the sum of each audience vote will determine the outcome of the play.
The story centers around Chastity, a wedding photographer with a bad knee and
no health care, and Joshua, a Canadian who will lose his job if he can't get his visa renewed. After a night of heavy drinking, the two decide that the best way to solve both their problems is to get married giving Chastity health coverage as the new spouse of Joshua, who would become an American citizen by marrying Chastity. The only problem: Will the audience get them to their joyous day?
Starring PianoFight mainstays Christy Crowley, Stefanie Goldstein, Nina Harada, Kate Jones, Jeremy Mascia, Rob Ready and Dan Williams, and featuring Ray Hobbs and Jacque Vavroch, the play is directed by Eric Reid, who also helmed Heath's winning piece in ShortLived.
An original score for FORKING! was composed and will be performed by Arlen Ginsburg.
PianoFight is an SF-based production company founded by Rob Ready and Dan Williams, which has been running Studio 250 since July of 2007, and has produced original works, premiered all-new shows, created and developed an online web series, and cut a short film, all while remaining true to its commitment of producing new work by new artists. For more information, visit www.pianofight.com
Studio250 @ Off-Market
965 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|