Elaine Magree

Photo Credits: David Allen

HOLDING THE EDGE

2016 Achievement Award by Berkeley’s
Sui Generis Foundation

Written and Performed by Elaine Magree
Developed with David Ford
Directed by Rebecca Fisher
Acting Coach by Jill Vice

March 3 – April 8 | San Francisco
Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm

Friday, March 31: Hosted by Good Time Fixin’s at The Lodge for Planned Parenthood. Read more here.

Saturday, April 1: Benefits Still Here San Francisco amplifying the voices and experiences of Queer/LGBTQI people raised in San Francisco. Still Here disrupts the assumption that everyone in San Francisco is from somewhere else and exposes essential narratives about coming out, loss, HIV/AIDS, class and economic disparity, and the meaning of home and family in a “gay mecca.” Click here for more information. Read more below.

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“…the spirit of humanity … permeates ‘Holding the Edge'” –SF Examiner

“Powerful…a story so beautifully told.” – Daily Cal Review

“… a beautifully woven tale…utterly engaging and genuinely moving…real artistry and humor” – Winnipeg Free Press

“A touching look at living and dying.” –SF Examiner

“‘Holding the Edge’ starts an important dialogue about the relative value society places on lives…empowers the many voices silenced during the AIDS epidemic of the ‘80s.” Daily Cal Review

“…thoughtful, lyrical and charming…startlingly funny..unvarnished and intimate” – SF Gate 

“These laughs in ‘Holding the Edge’ don’t just balance tears; they also amount to their own nugget of wisdom” – Lily JaniakSan Francisco ChronicleSFGATE

Show Description

This new solo show takes audiences to January 28, 1986 to join Elaine, a hospice nurse and Cub Scout mom. She finds herself in the chaotic socio-political center of the AIDS epidemic on the day of the Challenger explosion, confronting the relative value of lives. What does an irreverent and outraged lesbian, who also happens to be in the midst of early sobriety, do? Determined to keep holding the edge, Elaine starts a riot.

Special Benefit Performances

 

Friday, March 31: Hosted by Good Time Fixin’s at The Lodge for Planned Parenthood. Read more here.

Saturday, April 1: Benefits Still Here San Francisco amplifying the voices and experiences of Queer/LGBTQI people raised in San Francisco. Still Here disrupts the assumption that everyone in San Francisco is from somewhere else and exposes essential narratives about coming out, loss, HIV/AIDS, class and economic disparity, and the meaning of home and family in a “gay mecca.” Click here for more information.

Friday, April 7: Hosted by and benefits Breast Cancer Action. At Breast Cancer Action, we aren’t in the pocket of ANY industry. We are fiercely independent and you can always count on us to be an outspoken and fearless watchdog for women’s health. Click here for more information.

Artist Biography

Elaine Magree received her B.A. in Dramatic Art from Pomona College and an MFA from UC Davis. She has worked at The Magic Theatre, The California Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Artaud, SOMAR, Solano Repertory Theatre, The 54th Street Theatre in New York, and many other West Coast venues from Santa Cruz to Seattle. She has taught theatre at Solano College, San Francisco City College, The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, and in homeless shelters, recovery programs, youth programs, and in prison. She was the director of The Artist in Residence Program and co-director of The New Music Theatre Project as The Z Space Studio.

New work she developed, wrote or directed has been seen at The Marsh, Venue 9, The Working Woman’s Theatre Festival, Brava, The Berkeley Piano Club, Solo Z, The Maritime Museum, The People’s Theatre Festival, and The National Women’s Theatre Festival.

Show Info

Tickets: $25 – $40 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
March 3 – April 8
Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm
75 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 13+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
(please review price descriptions above):

  • March 31, 2017 8:00 PMHolding the Edge 03-31-17 (SF)
  • April 1, 2017 5:00 PMHolding the Edge 04-01-17 (SF)
  • April 7, 2017 8:00 PMHolding the Edge 04-07-17 (SF)
  • April 8, 2017 5:00 PMHolding the Edge 04-08-17 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)