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The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass April 12 – May 18, 2013
The Marsh San Francisco
Fri at 8pm
Sat at 5pm
Except Sat, May 11 at 8pm
No performances on
Sat, May 4
Fri, May 10
Written by Lynne Kaufman
Warren David Keith
Directed by Joel Mullennix
All seating for this performance is first-come, first-served.
This show is17+.
Please do not bring infants to the show. All shows are at The Marsh San Francisco Studio Theater
“A pitch-perfect performance by Warren David Keith... An anecdotal meditation…a tale as might be told by its subject, full of self-deprecating humor…tantalizing teeters on the brink of enlightenment.” -- Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle
"A tantalizing tale. . an enticing taste of history.” --Pat Craig, San Jose Mercury News
“an engaging performance…humorous, gently affecting one-man show” -- SF Examiner
“Just when you find the answer, the question changes.”
Acid Test, tells the true story of Ram Dass, spiritual seeker, as he explores his life from the time of being Richard Alpert, a Harvard psychology professor from a wealthy Jewish family to, along with Timothy Leary, starting the psychedelic revolution. He shares his adventures of traveling to India to meet his guru, Maharaj-ji, to becoming an international lecturer on ‘enlightenment’, to his writing a book on conscious aging and having a stroke that paralyzes his right side. With humor and humility, he illuminates his search for inner peace and lasting truth. Take a trip with Ram Dass as he journeys from ‘be here now’ to ‘still here’ to ‘be love’.
Lynne Kaufman (writer) has had twenty full length plays produced at such venues as The Magic Theatre, Theatreworks,Actors Theatre of Louisville, Florida Studio Theatre, The Abingdon Theatre in N.Y.C. and The Fountain Theatre in L.A. Her plays have won numerous awards including The Glickman Award for Best New Play in S.F., Theatreworks Award for Best New Play in California, The NEA/Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and the Otis Guernsey Award for Best New Voice in Theatre from The William Inge Theatre Festival. Her plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Dramatists Play Service and Smith and Kraus. Lynne Kaufman is an Associate Playwright at 3girlstheatre and they will be producing her play The Couch in March 2013.
Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass has received staged readings at The William Inge Theatre Festival, where Lynne was playwright in residence, and at The Magic Theatre and at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. Her website is Lynnekaufman.com
Joel Mullennix (director) most recently directed the highly successful productions of "Olive Kitteridge", " More Stories by Tobias Wolff" and "Which is More Than I Can Say About Some People" for Word For Word, and "Family Alchemy" for A Traveling Jewish Theatre. He has also directed works by Chekhov, Shakespeare, Miller, Stephen Adly Guirgis and others. Joel is also an actor and has performed in many Bay Area Theatres as well as in New York and Europe.
Warren David Keith(performer) has appeared at theatres throughout the Bay Area. At the Magic Theater, the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against and also: An Uncommon Vision, The Rules of Charity and Mauritius; War Music, ‘Tis Pity She’sA Whore, Mary Stuart, Machinal, and Arcadia at American Conservatory Theatre; Death Defying Acts, ALife in the Theatre, Hysteria, The Devil’s Disciple and The First Grade for the Aurora Theatre; Rhinocerous and Heartbreak House at Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Infidelities, Life X Three and The Good German at Marin Theatre Company; Olive Kitteredge with Word For Word and productions at TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage Company and the California Shakespeare Theater. His film credits include: Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, A Serious Man, Haiku Tunnel and Moonlight Sonata. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Yale School of Drama. In June 2012 he will be seen in the Marin Theatre Company’s production of God of Carnage.