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E-i-E-i-Oy! - In Bed with the Farmer's Daughter
San Francisco, CA
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E-i-E-i-Oy! - In Bed with the Farmer's Daughter
After a wild night in the city, a Jewish farm girl stumbles home with a Czech refugee who stays the night and then refuses to leave.

A one-woman autobiographical coming-of-age tale filled with a disapproving dad, hippies, heifers, and steaming potato dumplings.

Written and performed by Vivien Straus.

Directed by Brian Glenn Bryson.


Vivien Straus (writer and performer) grew up on her family's dairy in Marshall.  She ran away from the farm (she couldn't really marry a cow and the gene pool in the area was rather small) to become an actress.  She has been in numerous films including "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Thirteen Days," "Heaven and Earth" and "One Good Cop."  Her television credits include recurring roles in "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide," "Capital News" and "Freddy's Nightmares" (where she died twice).  She's been in over 30 plays and in the NYC sketch comedy group, "BOB," and too many other things to list.

When not writing or acting, she manages the Straus Home Ranch, leads cheese tours and works to support small farms.  She created the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail map and California Cheese Trail app.


Thanks to, and please support, our fabulous sponsors: Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Marin Organic, Cowgirl Creamery, Shoe Shine Wine, Green Traveler Guides, Center for Life, Achadinha Cheese, Bohemian Creamery, Bellwether Farms, Marin French Cheese, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Gypsy Cheese Co., Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., Tomales Farmstead Creamery, Joe Mattos Cheese Factory, Shamrock Artisan Goat Cheese, and CheeseTrail.org!


Critical Acclaim of "Getting it Wrong," a previous incarnation of this play:

"With her own perpetually sparkling eyes and infectious grin, Straus led the audience on a highly entertaining tour..." - Pacific Sun

Vivien Straus has an "endearing smile and a genuinely interesting story."
- L.A. Weekly

"In this one-woman show, writer/performer Vivien Straus proves a warm, inviting storyteller, her voice a creamy pleasure from its intimate whispers to its roiling Czech-accented diatribe.".... "And just like endless sums floated Titanic, good taste surrounds this production." - Backstage West

"Straus's storytelling style is very casual; at times, when she begins an aside with, "y'know," it sounds so natural, for a moment it appears that she has dropped the script and decided to just say a few words to the audience." - talkinbroadway

"Fast-paced and fun" - The Tolucan

"Witty, prescient, well-written, charming portrayals (all 16 characters), fast-paced, wonderfully personal." - Audience Review from the 2002 SF Fringe Festival


Brian Glenn Bryson (director) is the Founder and Artistic Director of the award winning Walking Elephant Theatre Company where young humans walk a mile in the shoes of their neighbors and then create original documentary plays about the elephant in the room. Plays they've created include: "Petaluma River Anthology, the HABIT project,"  "Civil Disobedience - The Musical" (Editor's Pick in Theatre Bay Area magazine), "The BULLY Theatre/Film Project," "Prop 8 Love Stories" (which traveled to NYC for an Off-Off-Broadway run, was "Critics Pick" in Time Out New York magazine, voted "Best Special Theater Event" - Broadway World, and was published.) Brian is currently working with a group of 7 to 17-year-olds in Sonoma County on an original play that explores ideas about how to live a life without exploitation or pollution; a life participating in the upliftment of all beings.  The play is called "WILD NEIGHBORS (Rediscovering What it is to be Human)."


NOHspace (View)
2840 Mariposa street
San Francisco, CA
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

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


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