A Merry FORKING! Christmas
A year ago, San Francisco playwright Daniel Heath and local production company PianoFight caused a sensation when they came up with the novel idea of a fully scripted play in which the audience decided the ending. The result was FORKING, which opened to rave reviews and played to sold out shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. On December 16th, Heath and PianoFight are at it again, this time pitting audiences against the holidays in A Merry FORKING Christmas, a choose-your-own-adventure play making its world premiere December 17th through January 2nd, 2009, at the Off-Market Theaters, 965 Mission St. Tickets are $20 at the door and online at www.brownpaper.com____ or (800) 838-3006. See www.pianofight.com for specific dates/times as schedule varies.
Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year, unless of course you happen to be working at the mall. A Merry FORKING Christmas chronicles the final hours of the Christmas shopping frenzy through the eyes of a pot-dealing Santa and his cookie-stand partner in crime, a mall security guard on his last legs, a bride-to-be deserted by her would-be fianc, and a bored mortician whos got nothing to do while those near death hang on until Christmas Day before they get back to business of dying. The fates of these five characters and whether Christmas can be saved for each is left up to the audience who will vote at crucial forks in the plot to determine the final outcome.
SFs Devin McNulty hops into the directors chair for A Merry FORKING Christmas and returning from the first FORKING are cast members Christy Crowley, Nina Harada, Jeremy Mascia and Ray Hobbs. Joining the cast this time around are PianoFight regulars Derricka Smith, Gabi Patacsil, Duncan Wold as well as Eric Reid, who directed the first FORKING. Bay Area piano sensation Arlen Hart also returns to play a new original score live each night with Logan Andrews and Nova Parrish designing the set and lights. Rob Ready and Dan Williams will produce.
PIANOFIGHT LLC is an SF-based production company founded by Rob Ready and Dan Williams, and is a managing partner of Off-Market Theaters. PianoFight has produced original works, premiered all-new shows, created and developed an online web series, and cut numerous short films, all while remaining true to its commitment of producing new work by new artists. For more information, visit www.pianofight.com.
965 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|