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What In Tarnation? an American farce by Jeff Bedillion
EXIT Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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What In Tarnation? an American farce by Jeff Bedillion
What in Tarnation? an American farce
Written and directed by Jeff Bedillion
Produced by Footloose Presents and Entitled Theater Company

EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street at Mason near Powell BART, SF
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, June 2-24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Plus Monday, June 19 at 8:00 pm
Matinees: Saturday, June 10 and 17 at 2:30 pm
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NOTE: Intended for mature audiences. Contains strong language, sexual situations, violence, live gunshots, hateful right-wing Christians and lesbians kissing.

Welcome yall to the small southern town of Tarnation! At the Sunnyside Baptist Church, the Christians are reveling over the good news that God finally won! Every abominable marriage is nullified! Before the new laws can take effect, two young lesbians enter the church intent on gettin hitched! Tensions escalate when the women lock themselves in the chapel to say their "I-dos." All hell breaks loose! The police arrive; the women resist; and the battle for moral supremacy ensues.

This full-length play is about the intolerance of marriage equality in the deep south. The characters express raw passions felt by both sides of the same-sex marriage argument.

What said about Bedillion's last hit show: "Bedillion's brilliance as the writer and director of this show is that he isnt afraid to push on boundaries and try new things.Situated between avant-garde performance art and traditional narrative theatre, 'Forbidden Fruit' stitches together a variety of dramatic techniques to create a highly stylized postmodern theatrical cavalcade of contemporary gay experience."

Karren Baker as Faith Bennett
Jeff Bedillion as Pastor Aiden Johnson and Office Hooker
Emily Browning as Ruth Walker
Kay Robbins as Naomi Patterson
Renato Robles as Gustavo Jimenes
Michael Perez as Officer Dixon
Bobby Lopez as Officer Judah
Chris Mungovan as Officer Handy

Jenna Hoag, Stage Management, Lighting and Sound Operation
Benjamin Gribble, Music Arrangement and Production
Renato Robles, Art Design and Production Design
Alyssa Teale, Graphic Design for Promotional Materials
Mary Alice Fry, Publicity/Marketing
Megan Moura, Photography

Entitled Theater Company is a collaboration of Renato Robles and Jeff Bedillion to produce original plays in San Francisco with the goal of approaching current American socio-political issues through wildly stylized and entertaining theatrical work.

Footloose Presents is a local arts-presenting nonprofit organization whose members are focused on creating original productions in collaboration with artists in the visual and performing arts. The company provides resources for artists to develop in order to promote their professional careers.  Mary Alice Fry is the Artistic and Executive Director who chooses the projects, plans marketing and publicity and produces new work in a professional format. The company is supported by Grants for the Arts, generous businesses and individuals. Visit or find us on Facebook.


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


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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