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Sheherezade 15: Sheherezade's Last Tales
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San Francisco , CA
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Sheherezade 15: Sheherezade's Last Tales
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco proudly presents its annual showcase of fully-produced short plays by our member playwrights, featuring an ensemble cast of talented local actors!

SHEHEREZADE is a 15-year tradition that brings together the talent of local writers, actors, directors and designers. This year, our show will be particularly special, as this is the final year of SHEHEREZADE in its current form -- hence, SHEHEREZADE'S LAST TALES! Next year, we will be transitioning to a new format for our annual short play festival. Starting December 3, come help us celebrate the legacy of this wonderful festival with 8 brand-new short plays. From zany money-making schemes and awkward first dates at 70, to buried pasts, dark secrets and the aftermath of war, these plays range from hilarious to sobering and bittersweet.

What audiences are saying:

"I had a great time last night watching these wonderful plays. Each one had so much to offer and each was a masterfully constructed world. It felt so good on my brain." -- Sara Judge

"Highly recommend spending a delightful evening watching Sheherezade's Last Tales at the Exit Theatre in SF. Timely, funny, poignant short plays by locals, well acted..." -- Sheila Koren

What critics are saying:

"...a rich array of plays and a tour de force by directors and actors. The production fulfills the promise of this year's fiesta because these plays embody the best of comedy, melancholy, challenge, love, and longing." -- Barry Horwitz, TheatreStorm


Co-Produced by Jerome Joseph Gentes & Bridgette Dutta Portman
Directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto & Adam L. Sussman
Set Design by Ellen Chesnut
Stage Management by Arashi Veronica Cesana
Lighting Design by Sarina Renteria
Sound Design by Annemarie Scerra
Costumes & Props by Genevieve Perdue
Photography by Colin Hussey
Videography by Jim Norrena
Choreography by Wesley Cayabyab

Featuring an Ensemble Cast: Alexandrai Bond, AJ Davenport, Amber Glasgow, Rick Homan, Brian Levi, Miyoko Sakatani, and Louel Senores

Plays include:

A COMFORTABLE LIFE, by Madeleine Butler. As she nears retirement age, Ruth is forced to confront her buried past. Will the truth set her free? Or will it destroy her?

NEW NEW ECONOMY, by Steven Hill. A young couple tries to deal with the realities of a down economy, set amidst the backdrop of their moody relationship and a very peculiar  and desperate  money-making scheme.

RORSCHACH TEST, by Vaughn Hovanessian. A couple attends a marriage counseling session with a twist.

HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO, by Bill Hyatt. In war, it is not only the soldiers that suffer, in a play that presents life on the home-front and the effects of the loss of loved ones.

BY ANY OTHER NAME, by Carol S. Lashof. Jeanette and Sharon fought for the right to be married. Can they sustain their love now that "Sharon" has come out as "Steve"?

THE STUFF WE KEEP, by Rod McFadden. While cleaning out the basement of their deceased father, a brother and sister find a box of secret love letters to him, not from their mother. Should the letters be shown to their mother? In trying to decide this, the siblings uncover their own dangerous secrets.

SPARSE PUBIC HAIR, by Lorraine Midanik. Two older adults, both seeking casual relationships, meet through the Internet for an uncomfortable first date at a bar.

A CLEAN WELL-LIGHTED PARK BENCH, by Patricia L. Morin. An old Jewish man sits on a park bench talking to the moon as he reflects on his wife's death when a young teenager with a gun attempts to mug him.


Exit Stage Left (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco , CA 94102
United States


Arts > Theatre

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


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