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EXIT Theatre

San Francisco


EXIT Theatre operates five storefront theaters in downtown San Francisco that present a large variety of independent performance in a bohemian cabaret atmosphere.
Founded in 1983 EXIT Theatre also annually produces the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the largest grass roots theater festival in the Bay Area, and DIVAfest, dedicated to creating new work by women writers.

Events

Abracadabra!

September 09, 2016 7:00 PM - September 24, 2016 5:30 PM

Three strangely magical tales of fate, of journeys taken, of crossings interrupted. A Woman steps out into a crosswalk, clutching a bag of tamales. She looks both ways, but does she see it coming? Does anyone ever see it coming? Marian packs a suitcase as if she were really going somewhereand maybe, just maybe she is. An old man, older than dirt, leafs through a box of crumbling photos while his daughter wields a mop in desperate combat with a gigantic thawing, dripping... well, youll just have to see it to find out what. OUT OF THE DARKNESS and WATERSHED by Linda Ayres-Frederick with THE SUITCASE by Nancy Cooper Frank, presented by the Best of Fringe 2014 winning team Frank & Frederick.
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A Mathematician at Play

September 09, 2016 7:00 PM - September 15, 2016 8:30 PM

Everything that surrounds us will someday fade into oblivion. But take cheer, mathematics will endure forever! Presenting a show about mathematicians and their obsession with numbers, featuring uncanny feats of lightning calculation and super-mental demonstrations. From Gregg Tobo (2015 Boulder Fringe Encore Award Winner) who, on March 14, 2015, recited 1,149 digits of Pi from memory alone.
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Awaiting the Podiatrist

September 09, 2016 7:00 PM - September 24, 2016 4:00 PM

SONGS! PUPPETS! INNER TORMENT! This slightly world-renowned lesbian playwright finds herself in a room in Intensive Care, caught between her comatose father and her terminally irritating mother. Should Mom and Terry pull the plug on Dad? If not, who will cut his monstrous toenails? A near-life experience brought to you by modern medicine. PODIATRIST speaks to anyone whos ever had parents. SF Chronicle
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Frequent Fringer 10 Show Pass

September 09, 2016 7:00 PM

See 10 shows in the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival for $85. Good for one ticket per show for the cardholder only. Not good for "Best of the Fringe" benefit shows.
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Frequent Fringer 5 Show Pass

September 09, 2016 7:00 PM

See 5 shows in the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival for $45. Good for one ticket per show for the cardholder only. Not good for "Best of the Fringe" benefit shows.
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HEART in the HOOD

September 09, 2016 8:30 PM - September 24, 2016 4:00 PM

Unforgettable! Riveting! Endearing! An ex-con, the good beggar, funeral sermon and refrigerator, but where is Party Jesus of 22nd Street? "Part one sold out with a standing ovation at The Marsh!" The uplifting true story about Michael Sommers and the real denizens of Mikes adopted neighborhood. Mike moved from small town Vermont to the 'Hood, inner-city West Oakland, and plays all 16 characters who run the gamut from poignant to hilarious. Sommers' sequel to HICK in the HOOD delves deeper into the lives of his unlikely yet beloved neighbors. Through Mike and his harmonica, we hear their words, laugh with their optimism and begin to understand the misunderstood and beautiful people of 22nd Street! A superb storyteller, Sommers characters are riveting! Michael Sommers plays the recurring character BUG on "Sense8" - NETFLIX
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My Favorite Cafe

September 09, 2016 8:30 PM - September 18, 2016 8:30 PM

How do introverts in the modern age connect and form a relationship? In the case of this geeky pair, meeting someone is just the first in a series of humorous hurdles. Expressing their thoughts mostly through songs to the audience, we follow their romance in the age of social media and really expensive coffee.
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Tales of a Sexual Tomboy

September 09, 2016 8:30 PM - September 18, 2016 7:00 PM

"Tales of a Sexual Tomboy" is a raucous one-woman comedy about a horny tomboy, equipped with bad boundaries from her hippie upbringing, looking for empowerment in all the wrong places. Blending standup and story telling, Raven recounts some of the more hilarious and misguided moments from her treacherous path towards sexual liberation. With unflinching honesty, Raven delivers 60 minutes of dark comedy with deep heart.
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Based On Actual Events

September 10, 2016 2:30 PM - September 17, 2016 7:30 PM

"Who the **** am I & why the **** am I telling you any of this?" Everybody has a story. Does there have to always be a "'lesson to learn'? Or can you just...'be'? Join this modern day jester as he shares his tale of love, heartache, whiskey, streaking, and what happens when you've never figured out when to shut the **** up.
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Time out: Don't bring up gender, OK?

September 10, 2016 2:30 PM - September 18, 2016 7:00 PM

The actor, Darcy, is proud of her amazing job at KNOW Inc, the hippest, coolest, richest company ever. She loves being an experiential educator with Know University because she helps managers at KNOW.Inc really learn how to give and get feedback, inspire trust and build strong teams! She believes in her work and her team so much that when the SVP of Know U, tells her she can't talk about gender, she tries to be quiet. But soon, she realizes it's time to tell her story. This proves difficult because, Darren, the facilitator, keeps timing out and Darcy must put her head down and say nothing. Will the participants in this role play ever hear the truth?
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Atomic Cabaret

September 10, 2016 4:00 PM - September 17, 2016 9:00 PM

Atomic Cabaret is a multi-media musical solo-show on the nuclear state of the world by physicist and performance artist Lynda Williams, aka The Physics Chanteuse. Blending political satire, science exposition and musical comedy, Williams drops a love bomb on an apathetic world suffering the existential risks of nuclear madness, hoping to shock and awe it into a radical peaceful revolution of love.
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The Medicine Cabinet

September 10, 2016 4:00 PM - September 15, 2016 7:00 PM

What secrets would your fiancé find in your medicine cabinet? Can a perfect Manhattan mix with a Rum and Coke? Or feelings of hopelessness legal wrangling and late Chinese food. Five short comedies that open the door on our secrets, insecurities, needs and the remedies we find for them.
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Blonde Poison

September 10, 2016 5:30 PM - September 22, 2016 8:30 PM

Based on the true story of a Jewish woman during WWII who betrayed up to 3,000 fellow Jews, Blonde Poison explores the motivation of evil. Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she was betrayed and tortured. Offered the chance to save herself and her parents from the death camps, she agreed to work for the Gestapo and inform on Jews in hiding. She was given the name Blonde Poison by the Gestapo who reveled in her treachery. Decades after the war, she agrees to be interviewed by a journalist her last chance for redemption. Can she ever be released from her past?
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Hey, Hey, LBJ!

September 10, 2016 5:30 PM - September 22, 2016 8:30 PM

David Kleinberg's year as army combat writer in Vietnam, powerful work on the US's most division foreign war. Kleinberg arrives supporting the war, but things change. Acclaimed by the Wash Post and ex-Rolling Stone senior writer. 8-show run at Marsh Theater. Performed in Vietnam. Kleinberg was editor/writer at the SF Chron 34 years. As comic performed w/Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis.
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The Unspeakable Act

September 10, 2016 5:30 PM - September 22, 2016 8:30 PM

Inspired by an ancient Japanese fairytale, follow an empress on her journey of sexual discovery with an unlikely lover: a hermit-monk turned demonic sex stud. Through the use of improvisation, dance and original music, 23 Elephants has created a show rife with physical comedy and throbbing with innuendo. The Unspeakable Act debuted at the NYCFringe Festival. It played to sold-out houses at the St. Marks Theatre in the East Village. NYTheatre.com hailed it as the most notably engrossing theatrical opening in recent memory. The show was then performed at the Hell Festival in Williamsburg where it was praised as a spellbinding work and a highlight of The Hell festival. 23 Elephants is excited to be producing The Unspeakable Act for the San Francisco Fringe Festival, featuring new music and an updated script. 23 Elephants m.o. is to do something right now, using what weve got right now, with the people we know right now and right now you are invited to be a part of what promises to be a hysterical, eye-opening and completely original evening of theater bursting with new vitality and fresh incites!
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A sentence is inside itself

September 10, 2016 7:30 PM - September 24, 2016 5:30 PM

A pastiche in words, music and movement celebrating Gertrude Stein and the essence of Samuel Beckett. Using 3 stools, 3 hats and an accordion, the players build a temporal monument to Oakland's favorite daughter and one of Dublin's favorite sons. A sentence is inside itself combines obscurity with enlightenment and proves Steins statement that It is always a mistake to be plain spoken.
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black+white+Santa Claus=23

September 10, 2016 7:30 PM - September 22, 2016 7:00 PM

Controversy has followed Bill Pacer. Victimized several times by terrorists, he's also taught in the inner city, run afoul of British police, worked child care, been an avowed nudist, met a Pope, dealt with censorship and roved though life with fervor and passion. Surviving near death last Christmas, Bill's perspective on racial and religious differences,reality and who is Santa Claus is unique.
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Lorraine Olsen is Figuratively Speaking

September 10, 2016 7:30 PM - September 17, 2016 2:30 PM

Smart, funny, deeply sympathetic and has a lot to say about artistic and human collaboration. - Peter Steinhart, author of The Undressed Art: Why We Draw. All the while, Olsen moves in and out of her robe and various poses as she describes a sometimes-chaotic life in which her career as a model provides an unexpected anchor and education. - SF Weekly. Winner Best of 2011 SF Fringe.
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Bracing for the Joy: A Middle-Aged Man Confronts His Own Fertility

September 10, 2016 9:00 PM - September 22, 2016 7:00 PM

Over 40, some things seem behind you: weeklong parties, BASE jumping, becoming a first-time parent. But every now and then a spouse comes along with other ideas. Is this a wonderful growth opportunity, or just a growth? Time for a new life, or time for a new identity and to flee the continent? Put these questions by a group of his peers, three-time SF Fringer Marc Wilson is about to find out.
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Carl and Beatrice Live at The EXIT

September 10, 2016 9:00 PM - September 24, 2016 5:30 PM

Some say Carl found Beatrice first. Others will tell you it was Bea who spotted Carl. However it happened -and they probably saw each other at the exact same time- they are together now; making music, dreaming dreams, and telling stories.
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Mysterium Show

September 10, 2016 9:00 PM - September 23, 2016 8:30 PM

Winner of the 2015 San Diego Fringe Festival "Audience Favorite" award & SD Reader "best of fringe" pick, The Mysterium Show is an invitation to a wild and delightful celebration of the supernatural - an opportunity to experience the strangest excitements and explore the boundaries of possibility. The Mysterium resurrects the spirit of magic and leaves all traces of the familiar behind!
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What They Said About Love

September 11, 2016 2:30 PM - September 20, 2016 7:00 PM

Steve Budd asked a bunch of couples what keeps them from pulling apart--despite annoying the heck out of each other. He spoke to some singles, too, about why they cant seem to settle down. Meet a New Age couple that met before they met, an artist who cant resist homeless guys in her West Oakland hood, a guy who falls for women who remind him of his mother, and a pair of Metal Heads who thought it would be a hoot to get married on 6-6-6. Satisfy your voyeuristic tendencies about how others look for loveand, in some cases, find it. Who knows? You might learn the secret to finding your life partner.
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Kicking Facebook

September 11, 2016 4:00 PM - September 23, 2016 7:00 PM

"Kicking Facebook" is Margery Kreitman's serio-comic solo performance about her love/hate relationship with social media. After the breakup with her long-time partner, Margery turns to the internet for diversion, and to find love and connection. Distracted from the world, she lives her life online, and rapidly becomes addicted and trapped in a web of internet videos, loops and jargon.
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I'm Not A Real Artist... But, I Play On TV's

September 11, 2016 5:30 PM - September 18, 2016 4:00 PM

What is art? What is theatre? What makes an artist an artist? Did Andy Warhol ruin EVEYTHING?, or The WOOSTER GROUP with their damn TVs ? Who killed theatre? Is art dead? Is this theatre about art, or art about theatre? These and other questions are asked in "I'm Not A Real Artist... But, I play on TVs." By rossing the lines of art/theatre/performance/videoart. Will or can they be answered?
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The Man Who Shot Romero

September 11, 2016 5:30 PM - September 23, 2016 7:00 PM

The brutal government-sponsored murder of El Salvadors Archbishop Oscar Romero in the 1980s dramatically demonstrated to the world the violence the follows when the church allies itself with political power. When Romero became a friend of the poor and encouraged their revolutionary efforts to right the economic wrongs, he became a target for the government. The Man Who Shot Romero tells the story of his assassination from the point of view of the man who actually pulled the trigger.
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Loving, Sex: Unleashed

September 11, 2016 7:00 PM - September 20, 2016 7:00 PM

Realizing she could not achieve the purity her family demanded, LaDonna Allison, a preacher's kid, embarked on a journey stripping away, piece by piece, inhibitions that held her to the dark side until she bared her life, and never wavered as she sought the rainbow's end--and found it. Witness LaDonna shedding her dark past and soar into a vibrant colorful future.
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All That Jazz!

September 13, 2016 7:00 PM - September 18, 2016 5:30 PM

Step back into the heyday of the Jazz Era! All That Jazz musical improvisation theater troupe will take you on a journey by performing a completely improvised musical, set in the swinging 1940's. Based on an initial audience suggestion, our shows are each completely different--MADE UP IN THE MOMENT! We don't know what will happen in any given show, but we guarantee that you will have a good time!
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Eccentricon

September 13, 2016 7:00 PM - September 23, 2016 7:00 PM

Eccentricon is the first Fringe Show taking place in Virtual Reality, simultaneously on-stage and in a live CGI environment; half improv storymaking, half video game between The Matrix and mythic tropes of long past. Audience volunteers will become virtual characters in an interactive fantasy world. Produced by raktor.org, an art collective for participatory theatrical technology.
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Duryodhana - The Unconquerable

September 15, 2016 7:00 PM - September 21, 2016 7:00 PM

Duryodhana is a crowned prince from one of the most talked about epics: The Mahabharata. Through the words of Duryodhana and his wife Bhanumati, this play portrays the universal nature of the rulers from the ancient times of history till the present day. Power thus becomes the central character of the story while evolving around the struggle within it. And the ruled over population feels the shock of this power trip. So - the subjects of the rulers - will they eventually rise? Or do they aspire to become another ruler?
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Science, Love and Revolution

September 15, 2016 7:00 PM - September 23, 2016 8:30 PM

Is it all over? Whats left of the communist ideal, now that the great revolutions of the last century have been defeated? London, UK and BBC Slam Poetry champion David Lee Morgan spits rhythm, rhyme and intense lyrics over music composed by Michael Harding of Animat. The show was developed through performance in the multinational London spoken word scene over the years following the Arab Spring.
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The Chronic Single's Handbook

September 16, 2016 7:00 PM - September 24, 2016 4:00 PM

A chronically single guy takes a trip around world looking for the woman of his dreams. It's an unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. "A lot of fun to watch. Four Stars" (Winnipeg Free Press) "Literary" "Funny" "Raw" (DCMetroTheaterArts) "Sharply funnya quality solo show" (FringeReview)
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Raised By Gays and Turned Out OK!

September 17, 2016 7:30 PM - September 22, 2016 7:00 PM

A one person show based on the true life of comedian Elizabeth Collins and her experience being raised by gay men in Texas during the 90s. It premiered at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival and was called "extremely funny" by one of LA's toughest critics who also said, "Collins writes of family drama with the wry observation of a David Sedaris and the understatement of a Sarah Vowell..."
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EXIT Theatre
Christina Augello

Address
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco 94102


Phone
415-931-1094

Email
mail@sffringe.org

Website
http://www.sffringe.org

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