THE DESK SET
Long-running Bay Area theater company No Nude Men, a company in residence at the EXIT Theatre, presents William Marchant's 1955 comedy, THE DESK SET. A Broadway hit for actress Shirley Booth, the play was later adapted into the beloved 1957 rom-com with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
Dusted off and polished-up, this clever comedy about four women researchers who find their careers threatened by technological advancements that produce a machine capable of replacing them is surprisingly relevant, touching on everything from gender roles in the workplace to the ever changing expectations of professionals in the post tech-boom world. Though No Nude Men keeps the comedy in its 1950s setting, it won't be hard for today's audiences to draw the connections that make this piece more of the moment than ever. Add in more than a dash of retro kitsch, including nightly games and drink specials, and there's no question this will be a show everyone is talking about!
Playing July 9-24, 8 PM, at the EXIT Stage Left (156 Eddy Street, San Francisco). Tickets $20.00.
Directed by Stuart Bousel, featuring a stellar cast of local actors: Megan Briggs, Andrew Calabrese, Alan Coyne, Lisa Drostova, Abhi Kris, Allison Page, Carina Lastimosa Salazar, Marissa Skudlarek, Jeunee Simon, Alejandro Torres, Kitty Torres, Nick Trengove.
Asst. Directed by Jason Wimbish.
Stage Managed by Linda Huang.
Scenery by Jennifer Varat. Costumes by Brooke Jennings. Lighting by William Campbell. Props by JD Horg. Art by Cody Rishell.
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The Exit Stage Left (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|