MEMPHIS ON MY MIND
With Barbeque and Blues in Berkeley
Written & Performed by Rebecca Fisher
Developed with & Directed by Charlie Varon
October 25 – November 23
Saturdays & Sundays 5pm
The Marsh BERKELEY
A lilting look at the hometown Rebecca shares with Elvis, Beale Street, barbecue, the mighty Mississippi and those gawd-awful hot summer days. Memphis, Tennessee not only home of the blues and birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, it is the domain of Sarah Mackey, the maid who raised Fisher’s mother and with whom she shares both a violent loss and a profound connection. Sarah’s grandson? Well, that’s another story.
Post-show live music and food in Cabaret!
After the performance in the Berkeley Mainstage, audience members are invited to join Rebecca in the Marsh Cabaret to listen to live blues music and enjoy a Memphis-themed picnic dinner from the Berkeley artisanal restaurant Gregoire. Live music and food included in price of ticket.
Memphis Themed Picnic Dinner Options (We will contact reserved seat before the performance to get your food choice):
Pulled pork with house made BBQ sauce & pickled red onions on pantofolina
Fried buttermilk chicken filet with spicy cole slaw on French roll
Blacked catfish with holy trinity & remoulade sauce in pantofolina
Roasted vegetable and humus in grilled gluten free wrap-Vegan
In addition, Gregoire’s daily soup will be available for purchase
Wayne Harris & Friends, Blues * Sound of Sirens, Blues, Folks, and Traditional * Laura Wiley & David Bell, Blues and Jazz * Carling Trio, Jazzy-Blues* Klyce & Company, Hardly Strickly Blues
Writing Cabaret in Berkeley
Audience members are invited to join Rebecca for a hosted writing cabaret on Tuesday, November 4 or December 2, with writing prompts inspired by material from the show.
Rebecca Fisher’s is a performer, producer, and director of solo work. Her first solo show, The Magnificence of the Disaster, enjoyed an extended run at The Marsh San Francisco and then went on tour to Memphis, and on to East Coast colleges. Her new show, Memphis on My Mind won 2013 Best of SF Fringe. Rebecca is a vibrant member of the Bay Area solo performance community, co-producing the long-running storytelling series Tell it on Tuesday and directing shows at The Exit, The SF Fringe Festival, and most recently Mark Kenward’s NANUTCKET at The Marsh BERKELEY. Rebecca has also performed as an actress with Bay Area One Act Festival, New Conservatory Theater, and Shotgun Players. For more information, please visit www.rebeccamfisher.com.
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Tickets: $20 – $30 sliding scale | $60 & $100 Reserved Seating
Saturdays & Sundays at 5pm
Dark Nights: November 8 & 9
60 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.
To purchase tickets, please click on a date below (ticket sales close at noon on the day of each show):
- October 21, 2017 5:00 PMThe Real Americans 10-21-17 (SF)
- October 27, 2017 8:00 PMThe Real Americans 10-27-17 (SF)
- October 28, 2017 5:00 PMThe Real Americans 10-28-17 (SF)
BUY TIX by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)