Marsh Rising

One-Night-Only performances of rising talent at The Marsh San Francisco. Marsh Rising presents works in progress that may be ready for an extended run. For information about putting on a Marsh Rising show, e-mail Sharon Eberhardt at sharon@themarsh.org

 


Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?

Written & Performed by Irma Herrera
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30pm
65 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 14+
Tickets: $10 – $15 sliding scale

To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below:

  • November 15, 2017 7:30 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? 11-15-17 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Show Description

What’s in a name? A minefield of misplaced notions–comical, sad, demeaning. Irma’s observations from the front-lines, notes from American history, and laugh out-loud humor allow us to consider what it will take for all of us to get along.

Artist Biography

When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s a foreigner. She’s not. Irma proudly claims her Tejano roots and her Mexican and American identity as well as her native languages: Spanish and English. Irma worked three decades as a San Francisco lawyer and journalist.Her solo play Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? was recently named Best of 2017 SF Fringe. Her play sheds light and throws shade on our prejudices and assumptions.


Fight for 52¢

Written & Performed by Howard Petrick
Directed by Mark Kenward
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
75 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 13+
Tickets: $10 – $15 sliding scale

To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below:

  • November 1, 2017 7:30 PMFight for 52¢ 11-01-17 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

“Dunne was a fascinating character and Petrick is an expert storyteller.” –Winnipeg Free Press

“A timely show, and it tells an important story about class struggle and the roots of American organized labour. There are plenty of laughs as well.” –Apt 613 (Ottawa)

“It’s not just the forgotten history that makes V.R. Dunne so engrossing–it’s the urgent, timely message that the man brings.” –Edmonton Journal

Show Description

Vincent Raymond Dunne’s whole life and character had prepared him for the Minneapolis truck drivers strikes of 1934. Their victory would lead to the organization of over 250,000 workers across the Midwest, making them the most influential strikes in American labor history. This is the story of an organizer of those strikes and their lessons for today.

Artist Biography

Howard Petrick presented his first solo performance at The Marsh in December 2007. His show Breaking Rank! is about his experiences organizing against the Vietnam War while in the US Army in 1966-68. It played at The Marsh Berkeley as Rambo: The Missing Years in 2011. Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed, his second show, was his story of working on the railroad and meeting hobos and taking to the rails himself. He has performed at over thirty-five fringe festivals winning “Best of Fringe” awards for both his shows.

Fight for 52¢ is Petrick’s show portraying the revolutionary labor leader Vincent Raymond Dunne, leader of the 1934 Minneapolis truck drivers strikes. Petrick knew Dunne and spent many hours with him in 1965-66 talking with him about his life.