Marsh Rising

One-Night-Only performances of rising talent at The Marsh. 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 David Hirata at

Courage Under Fire: The Story of Elroy

Written & Performed by Thomas Robert Simpson
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:30pm
65 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 10+
Tickets: $15

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  • July 24, 2019 7:30 PMCourage Under Fire 07-24-19 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Show Description

“Courage Under Fire” is a story about family, race, politics, and redemption. The work explores the extraordinary life of Simpson’s father, Elroy Simpson. It’s a very personal story of transcendence from Jim Crow’s insanity towards personal fulfillment through a single revolutionary act. I trace four generations of the Simpson family to understand the evolution of my father’s action to appreciate its significance to him and those of us around him. “Courage Under Fire” is a multimedia theater work based on text, video, and projections.

Harsh Sadness

Written & Performed by Marsh Madness 2018 Winners:
Edna Mira Raia, James Sundquist, & Dan Foley
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 18+
Tickets: $20

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

  • November 20, 2019 7:30 PMHarsh Sadness 11-20-19 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Show Description

What’s behind door number one? It’s HARSH SADNESS, America’s favorite game show of death! Grab your tissues, join our live studio audience and watch as three sincere contestants tell their saddest stories, knock on death’s door, and win your votes. One beloved masochist will spin the wheel on misfortune to end their pain, all in front of YOU. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll execute someone.