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David Schein with Bob Ernst
EXIT Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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David Schein with Bob Ernst
David Schein with Bob Ernst  
Out Comes Butch and Distraction (West Coast premiere)

FOUR SHOWS ONLY: Fridays / Saturdays: October 9, 10, 16, 17
Two solos written and performed by David Schein

TWO SHOWS ONLY: Friday / Saturday, October 23 and 24
David Schein and Bob Ernst reunite in three duets

David Schein lands in the Bay Area for a 3-week residency of performances, reunions, readings and workshops. The first two weekends he performs the iconic Out Comes Butch, his acclaimed and sometimes controversial comic cycle of sexual transformation, which has 30 years of theater history. The premiere of Distraction, where the audience is asked to "please turn on your cell phones" and be part of the show, has a cast of ghosts, deities and obscure figures from youtube who skype themselves into the performance which lasts from 30-40 minutes depending upon how distracted Schein becomes.

The final weekend, Schein teams up with his friend and local great, Bob Ernst, in three duets. The two artists are founding members of the Iowa Theater Lab and the legendary Blake Street Hawkeyes in Berkeley. Schein is an award-winning writer, who has performed and directed in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Africa. His monologue Out Comes Butch toured to London and Glasgow on a double bill with  Whoopi Goldberg, and also to Amsterdam, Calgary, New York City and many other venues in the US and Canada.  The play was published in West Coast Plays and has been produced by various theaters in the USA with other performers, including the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and recently, the Voodoo Lounge in New Orleans.

Bob Ernst has performed on all stages, big and small in his 42 years in the Bay Area. Selected stage roles include: Road at the Eureka Theater, The Time of Your Lifeat ACT and Seattle Rep., Speed of Darkness and People's Temple at Berkeley Rep, Red State for The S.F. Mime Troupe, Play Land and The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite at The Magic Theater.  His own original work,Catherine's Care was nominated for a Critic's Circle award for Best Play. Robert's own pocket opera, The John, was picked for Best of the Year Series by the Bay Guardian. He received Dramalogue awards for Best Director and Best Production for David Schein's TOKENS.


EXIT Theatre (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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