Sneak Peek at the Fringe!
A FREE night of Fresh, Exciting, Indie Theatre for Open Minded Audiences -- excerpts from eight of the shows coming to the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featured are:
"Triskaidekaphobia: 13 Consumer Tragedies". A solo performance created and performed by Amy K. Kilgard. Thirteen characters face the perils of consumerism. A cashier becomes consumed by her big-box store. A compulsive collector reconciles his obsessions. From her own retail experiences to others' (sometimes) bizarre customer service interactions, Amy explores how we consume today and how we might change consumption tomorrow.
"Fish-girl". How far would you go to save the woman you love? What if she isn't entirely a woman? "Fish-girl" is the harrowing story of an enchanted mermaid doomed to sing for her supper when a chance encounter with a love-struck tourist offers her salvation but risks total ruin. Actor-creators Sean Andries and Siouxsie Q perform this high-octane, original one-act drama of rich character and heightened emotion.
"With Held". The life of an artist may appear full of glamorous openings and adoring admirers. But what lurks behind the facade? Marriages gone sour, unsure steps up the ladder, the death of companions, jealous contemporaries, all leading to an unsure future. The play traces San Francisco artist John Held, Jr.'s progress in the art world, while failing in a number of personal relationships, driven onwards on nothing but a suspicion that art has become his only saving grace. At the Marin Fringe Festival, Jeremy Julian Greco won a Best Actor award for his portrayal of John Held Jr.
"52 Letters". a one-woman poetic stage play designed to bring awareness to the horrific and brutalizing circumstances surrounding sex trafficking and its affects upon American youth and women. Written and performed by Regina Y. Evans.
"Driven Bananas". A semi-autobiographical one-woman show which explores the life of a woman who has a driving phobia and has never held a driver's license. It is about the thought-provoking and often funny situations that arise when one tries to navigate life as a pedestrian in a world dominated and defined by the automobile. Written and performed by Laura Austin Wiley, directed by Rebecca Fisher,
"Eating Pasta off the Floor". Maria hopes a trip to her mom's home town in Italy will shed some light on their volatile relationship. Maybe singing arias at full voice in Safeway and offering to sell your daughter are just quaint Old World traditions. But even old friends in Italy are astonished when mom starts flinging pasta and bad poetry. Written and performed by Maria Grazia Affinito.
"StormStressLenz". Poison. Inexplicable, instant love. Mistaken bedfellows. Lots and lots of fainting. If this all sounds crazy, that's because it is. Welcome to the weirdly emotional world of Sturm und Drang ("storm and stress"), 18th century Germany's gift to theatre. StormStressLenz looks at four plays by J. M. R. Lenz, the movement's strangest author, selects 30 insanely dramatic bits, freshly translates them, shuffles them grossly out of context, and Dark Porch Theatre acts the heck out of them.
"Genie and Audrey's Dream Show!" A quirky journey into Genie and Audrey's subconscious. The show includes comedy, acrobatics, music, dance, poetry, crystal glasses, a loop station, and a cat piano. Silly, ridiculous, and great for all ages! With Genie Cartier and Audrey Spinazola.
EXIT Theatre (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|