Ménage-À-Plot: A Surf-N-Turf Adventure
San Francisco based production company PianoFight takes its dual focus on new work and unique theatrical formats to new heights when it tasks three writers, three directors, and three casts to collaboratively combine three separate one-acts into one world-premiere full-length play, Ménage-À-Plot: A Surf-N-Turf Adventure, running Thursdays-Saturdays, November 4-20, 2010 at 8:00pm in the Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission Street between 5th and 6th Streets. Tickets are $20 at the door an online at www.pianofight.com
At the repeated and truculent request of his boss, a waiter at his wits' end in an ailing surf n' turf restaurant decides to "go with the flow" on an evening where the restaurant is to be visited by the icy and often disguised food critic Mieville. A peculiar array of patrons including a pair of overconfident derivative traders, two costumed and quarrelling couples seeking refuge from a theme party, a quiet but knowing loner engrossed in book, and a duo of high-strung international spies, mixed with the waiter's newfound nonchalance towards his job make the prospect of a prized Four Golden Boogie Board review an unlikely feat. With the fate of the restaurant and its dubious combination of customers hanging in the balance, this world-premiere full-length collaboration adeptly lives up to its title, Ménage-À-Plot: A Surf-N-Turf Adventure.
Following the wild success of such inventive theatrical formats as an audience-judged playwriting competition, ShortLived, a choose-your-own-adventure play, FORKING!, and tomato-tossing-tailored sketch comedy, Throw Rotten Veggies at the Actors Night, PianoFight tasked three local playwrights, Kelly Anneken, Megan Cohen and Evan Winchester, each with writing a one-act play set in a Surf-N-Turf restaurant. PianoFight then assigned each piece a director, Jessica Holt, Alex Curtis and Addie Ulrey, and separate casts, all charged with working the three separate pieces into one full-length play, Ménage-À-Plot: A Surf-N-Turf Adventure. The seasoned cast of local actors includes Cooper Carlson, Ashley Cowan, Nick Dickson, Rachel Ferensowicz, Wylie Herman, Ray Hobbs, Jared Horney, Catherine Lardas, Charles Lewis, Jennifer Lucas, Leigh Shaw and Andy Strong. Rob Ready and Dan Williams round out the team as producers.
PianoFight Productions is and SF-based production company which is a co-owner/operator of Off-Market Theaters. Founded by Rob Ready and Dan Williams, PianoFight has produced original works, premiered all-new shows, created and developed an online web series, and cut numerous short films, all the 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|