Getting in on the Ground Floor and Staying There
A two-woman show rife with sophisticated comedic devices such as wigs and glasses. And real downers (e.g. nudity).
Bay Area writer/performers Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen will debut their new two-woman show, Getting in on the Ground Floor and Staying There, July 24th at San Franciscos Center for Sex and Culture. Billed as a tribute, the show will explore ten years of comedic collaboration and continually making public what possibly should have remained private.
After years of generating new material for every appearance, whether the audience was thrilled, unappreciative, confused or otherwise engaged, Beth and Tara realized one thing. This was the only part of their lives, including romantic relationships, parenthood, pets, family, food and weather, that was zero percent bummer. Every coffee-fueled rehearsal, sparsely attended show (and occasional wild success), blown wig budget, overpriced mini trampoline bought at 15th and Mission, technical snafu, driving to San Diego to perform a packed show which garnered sixteen dollars counted out in ones, has been a success in Beth and Taras minds.
Featuring new material from original characters:
Miriam and Helen! Recording stars who peaked at nine years of age and spent the next forty trying to recapture the magic.
Carole and Mitzi! Dipstick estrogen comediennes, bath house custodiennes, pancake eaters. Of indeterminate age. Someone here is gay.
Cricket and Jinx! Former catalog models (c. 89-92), sexy cultural commentators, diehard U2 fans (since getting backstage at The Gorge Amphitheater, Eastern Washington, 1989).
Celebrating ten years and looking forward to fifty more even if it means wheeling their oxygen tanks onto the patio at El Rio for a benefit in January, Getting in on the Ground Floor and Staying There is guaranteed to make you feel something indecipherable.
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|