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EXIT Theatre

San Francisco


EXIT Theatre operates five storefront theaters in downtown San Francisco that present a large variety of independent performance in a bohemian cabaret atmosphere.
Founded in 1983 EXIT Theatre also annually produces the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the largest grass roots theater festival in the Bay Area, and DIVAfest, dedicated to creating new work by women writers.

Events

Frequent Fringer 10 Show Pass

September 06, 2018 12:00 AM

See 10 shows in the 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival for $85. Good for one ticket per show for the cardholder only.
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Frequent Fringer 5 Show Pass

September 06, 2018 12:00 AM

See 5 shows in the 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival for $45. Good for one ticket per show for the cardholder only.
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Naked Zombie

September 06, 2018 7:00 PM - September 14, 2018 8:30 PM

"It all started with a red speedo, nude modeling, and a cat named Ralph." And did I mention a frog in a Tu Tu , a naked Jesus, and divine prophesy of a 90 year old woman! This story takes you into the world of Bay Area artists - time - and mortality. "Ron Jones is dangerous , very dangerous!" --Der Spiegel WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN, MATURE CONTENT, NUDITY. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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The Folk This! Songbook

September 06, 2018 7:00 PM - September 15, 2018 6:30 PM

A journey into the past, a series of vignettes depicting stages in the life of the performing artist - from upper middle class brat to revolutionary communist to recovering addict to aging self historian. Chapters include "What's It Like Being White?", "Why I Really Like the Cops" and "The Eggman". Holding it all together is a medley of songs rescued from obscurity and performed by the Folk This! ensemble. WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. MATURE CONTENT. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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The Stage Manager

September 06, 2018 7:00 PM - September 15, 2018 6:30 PM

Good, very experienced professional actors are rehearsing a production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. The problem is the director: Nigel is the worst, most sarcastic director collecting a paycheck and phoning it in ever. He should die. This is an insider actors' take on why you might need to take out the director and what do you do about the body? And what is the theatrical superstition about the ghost light? WARNING: HARSH LANGUAGE. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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I K(no)W

September 06, 2018 8:30 PM - September 15, 2018 5:00 PM

The lengths one woman will go to avoid saying "No" and what happens when she starts saying it. Tale complete with international pooping in pants, shimmy dance, and redemption. WARNING: ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Sail On!

September 06, 2018 8:30 PM - September 15, 2018 2:00 PM

Harriet's Dad loves road trips. But now there's an ostrich in his Le Car. And that's not the only thing that didn't go as planned. How do you recover when life takes an unexpected turn? WARNING: MATURE CONTENT. NO CHILDREN UNDER 10. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Tolerance?!

September 06, 2018 8:30 PM - September 15, 2018 2:00 PM

Sometimes a gal just has to do something! Like when she walks into work and Miss September is NOT demonstrating a specialized machining technique. With humor, Kathleen Denny shares this timely tale from the front lines of a sassy new generation of Rosie the Riveters. A story for uppity women and those who love them, truth tellers, and rabble rousers everywhere. WARNING: MATURE CONTENT, UPPITY WOMEN, RABBLE ROUSING. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex and My Mother

September 07, 2018 7:00 PM - September 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (3-time Moth StorySLAM champion; "Beavis & Butthead") faces his three most defining relationshipsbooze, sex and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jeanin this darkly comic, award-winning solo show based on his critically-acclaimed memoir dubbed funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher (Interview) & directed by Obie-winning David Drake. Jamies a top teller. (TimeOut NY). WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. MATURE CONTENT. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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MIME TIME With James Direct Presents: GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD!!!!

September 07, 2018 7:00 PM - September 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Mime Time with James Direct Presents: GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD! GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD is a zany ride of inner thoughts put to physical comedy, mime and other goodies. GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD is a comic series of Un-Zen-like sketches. This is a perfect show for the whole family, but not the feint at heart. The solo show follows our hero and everyman, James Direct, as he navigates the world of objects having their own will power, scary dentist chairs, a day at school and Elvis the Pelvis. Music, props, clowning around and sound are included in the fun times. So come try to put your head and body in the same place! WARNING: FOG, STROPE, AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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The Immaculate Big Bang

September 07, 2018 7:00 PM - September 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life and death (not necessarily in that order). "No cosmic question is too challenging to escape the laser wit of Bill Santiago." --DC Metro Weekly. WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Adam and Eve on a Raft

September 07, 2018 8:30 PM - September 15, 2018 5:00 PM

Adam and Eve on a Raft is the story of a man and a woman exiled from paradise. They dance, drink, grieve, quarrel and love through the wonders and horrors of America, 2018. The story unfolds through dream-like monologues and original songs in the classic American songbook style. Yes Dear Lord, I love this world, its sorrows and its joys/ Oh sinner that I am, I love the chatter and the noise. WARNING: ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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My Preferred Pronoun Is We

September 07, 2018 8:30 PM - September 15, 2018 3:30 PM

My Preferred Pronoun Is We is the hilarious story of Lyralen Kaye's decision to move to Canada immediately in November of 2016...and her complete ignorance about what it would take to get all her personalities over the border. Combining storytelling, stand-up comedy and physical theater, this show is a roller coaster of immigration struggles, long term gay marriage comedy and the need to accept all of yourselves! WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. MATURE CONTENT. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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The Accidental Club

September 07, 2018 8:30 PM - September 15, 2018 5:00 PM

A washed-up rockstar dies of an accidental overdose and finds herself in The Accidental Club hanging out with Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and other members. Winning Angel of the Month, she gets to return to earth for one last concert for her faithful fans. Thinking it is all just a bad dream, she begins to panic as she's not waking up. Will she....Will we? WARNING: MATURE CONTENT. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Experts, Assholes and True Believers

September 08, 2018 2:00 PM - September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Ronen has a flight booked that leaves in three hours, but he doesnt know if hell be on it. Hes living at a spiritual retreat center where even talking about leaving is taboo. Will he leave? What will he say? Is this the end of his spiritual odyssey, or the beginning of a new one? WARNING:NOT FOR CHILDREN. HARSH LANGUAGE. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Transformation

September 08, 2018 2:00 PM - September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Once upon a time, two sisters desperately hide their secret Cat Stevens album Tea for the Tillerman and the forbidden record player in a different dimension, then feel terror at the first sound of keys in the lock. We return to this moment in time after both have grown up and one has become a therapist. Letters from the grave may provide freedom for one and devastation for the other. We attempt to discover through magic, story and improvisation what is a magic trick and what is true magic. WARNING: MATURE CONTENT. FOR PEOPLE OVER 12.ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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The Mermaid's Tears

September 08, 2018 5:00 PM - September 15, 2018 6:30 PM

A to-do list for eager young female entrepreneurs from a housecleaner-turned-tycoon who builds her empire by creating opportunities for women to be aroused as they watch men cry. With practical advice on how to commandeer a pornographers mansion, recruit emotionally labile gents, and why not? pay them nothing. Does this sound like a jailhouse confession? WARNING: MATURE CONTENT. HARSH LANGUAGE.ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

September 08, 2018 8:00 PM - September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Adorably awkward with a twist of gay, Los Angeles comedian Justin Matson has been kicked off three rollercoasters for being too fat, and hes finally ready to talk about it! Fresh from performing to sold out crowds at the Adelaide Fringe in Australia, Matson delivers a hilarious stand-up special about his lifelong struggle with body image. Its real, its raw, and gayer than a small side salad. WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. MATURE CONTENT. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Put a Little Shimmer in Your Life

September 08, 2018 8:00 PM - September 15, 2018 2:00 PM

Retired professional athlete meets single San Franciscan woman age 40+. He's looking for freedom- she's wants commitment. Somehow- it results in an amazing adventure of friendship, fame and fur. (Did I mention he's a dog?) WARNING: ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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The Secret Language

September 08, 2018 8:00 PM - September 15, 2018 3:30 PM

Ever feel an incredible connection with someone where they know your thoughts? Ever get the sensation you know what theyre thinking? Is it psychic? No, its The Secret Language. Join Mind Reader Allen Gittelson as he shows you how to read people and influence others. Amaze yourself in this exhilarating and interactive experience and gain a better understanding of the human mind. WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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ALTARS FOR MY ALTERS

September 08, 2018 9:30 PM - September 14, 2018 8:30 PM

Edna Mira Raia is incorrigible. She splits the human psyche into a smattering of hilariously flawed heroes. From Brian, the unstable drifter to Lucy, the sweet psychopath, her tragic clowning nudges audiences toward empathy for the strangers we culturally dismiss. Audiences are calling it, BOLD, DEEP and FUNNY as hell! Don't miss her; don't miss any of the hers! WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. MATURE CONTENT. NUDITY. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

September 08, 2018 9:30 PM - September 14, 2018 8:30 PM

All aboard, ladies and gentlemen, for Dandy Darkly's most batshit bonkers show yet. Vestigial white trash twins! Drag queen robots! African spider Gods! And trains, trains, TRAINS! Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Dandy's latest is a Southern Gothic spooktacular uprooting Deep South secrets served alongside searing social satire and howling humor, equal parts queasy and beautiful. A 'Best Of' winner for his 2017 SF Fringe offering, do not miss Dandy Darkly. WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN. MATURE CONTENT. HARSH LANGUAGE. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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Mingalaba

September 08, 2018 9:30 PM - September 15, 2018 3:30 PM

Continues the wild experimentation and insanity of "Expeditious Intent", BEST OF FRINGE 2017 winner. I'm grateful for the opportunity to return! Go to Fringe, Go to Kill or just Go Home. WARNING: MATURE CONTENT. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AND NO REFUNDS FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
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It's Hard to Explain by Ed Wolf.

October 19, 2018 8:00 PM - October 27, 2018 8:00 PM

"It's Hard to Explain by Ed Wolf. Ed Wolf has performed at numerous storytelling and performance events around the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006, including the Verdi Club with Porch Light, A Storytelling Series; Viracocha, The Lost Church and the Swedish American Hall with Youre Going to Die Too; Geoffreys Inner Circle with BustingOut Storytelling; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with Beyond Folsom Street Blues: Stories from South of Market Before It Was SOMA; the National Queer Arts Festival in Right About Now; the Contemporary Jewish Museum in Have a Poet for Lunch and the Art of AIDS Activism; Listen For A Change in San Francisco and Oakland; Incivility: Dissent is Patriotic at the Lost Church, and numerous other venues and events. Hes featured in the award-winning documentary We Were Here, about the very early years of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, and shared many stories about those terrible times at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, the Molodist , Kievs International Festival in Ukraine, as well as the Side-by-Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg Russia.
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DIVA OR DIE Burlesque

October 20, 2018 8:30 PM - December 15, 2018 8:30 PM

Dramatic presentations using Burlesque like you've never seen it before. The history of burlesque is the history of parody and the history of pressing boundaries. Drawing from the rich and varied images of burlesque over the ages and talented Bay Area artists, DIVA or Die Burlesque takes the audience on a voyeuristic journey allowing them a sensuous peek at the bold women and times of burlesque. Since 2012 co-curators Red Velvet and If-N'-Whendy have brought today's look at burlesque to monthly DIVA or Die revues, offering women the opportunity to claim their power and strut their stuff in an art form that goes back to the ancients. Red Velvet is a prolific choreographer and performs throughout the Bay Area, teaches cancan classes and is the lead choreographer, costume designer, and DIVA for the new burlesque performance group, Pretty Pretty Please. If-N'-Whendy has been performing all over the Bay Area and has toured with Bombshell Betty, Fromagique and Viva Las Vegas.
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Hedging the Edge: 1970's

November 03, 2018 8:00 PM - November 16, 2018 8:00 PM

Our signature storytellers festival, Talk Story, brings back Longtime EXIT collaborator Randall Denham, to reprise his 2018 Festival performance, Hedging the Edge: 1970s, his first full-length Talk Story contribution. As an art form and a means of communication, storytelling is one of our deepest-rooted instincts, and thanks to the phenomenal successes of series such as Porchlight, Bawdy, and The Moth, its enjoying a renaissance in the Bay Area and across the country. Join us this fall as we present Randall and his unique stories, spoken straight from the heart. Randall Denham received classical training at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating with honors. Mr. Denham has been doing theater in San Francisco since 1975, where he made his debut at the Veterans Auditorium Theater in Parasites Under the Bourgeoisie with San Francisco's legendary Angels of Light. Randall did six shows with the Angels of Light, including both productions of the Critics Circle favorite Holy Cow. Mr. Denham has worked with the New Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare San Francisco, the Next Stage, and, is a veteran of many shows at EXIT Theatre. Hes most proud of the work he did on the first five Ionesco plays that EXIT Theatre produced: Mr. Smith in The Bald Soprano being his favorite role. After a long hiatus as a bookseller, Randall is happy to be returning to EXIT with the "Talk Story" of his early years in San Francisco.
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Vampire Christmas

November 29, 2018 8:00 PM - December 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Former princess Marjean has been hosting her Friends Christmas for almost a century but this year its different: Theodore has abandoned her for a werewolf, Georgette is dating a swamp creature, the Twins wont stop fighting, and Daisy Horchester is dead. Like, Dead For Good. Will she be able to win Theodore back with a new blood soup recipe? Will her non-denominational centerpieces turn everything around? Will they all succumb to the seductions of group lothario Sylvester? How can you live your best unlife, when the unlife you have is hardly alive?
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EXIT Theatre
Christina Augello

Address
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco 94102


Phone
415-931-1094

Email
mail@sffringe.org

Website
http://www.sffringe.org

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