For information on “Tell it on Tuesday”, our Berkeley story-telling series, click here.
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm | Performances start at 7:30pm
Tickets: All tickets are $8, at the door only.
All seating for these performances are first-come, first-served.
Performances take place in the MainStage Theater in San Francisco.
(All performances located at our San Francisco Venue unless otherwise noted)
DECEMBER 5 & 19
WOOD YOU BELIEVE by Andy Peri
This debut piece by Andy Peri explores the journey of connection to nature in the context of family dynamics of struggle, understanding, and love.
THE COMMITTEE by Janet Friedman
From JDATE to the first kiss to the Big Nite and beyond, this good girl pleaser takes on her internal committee of Jewish busybodies to free her inner bawdy girl and find her prince. Negotiating the landscape and land mines of senior dating and elder sex, Jan takes you on her funny and moving journey of self doubt and self discovery, emerging not just with the love of her life, but with a deep understanding of the value of doing what you’ve never done to get what you’ve never had.
ME AND GERONIMO’S TRAIN by Joe Cole
A man stops breathing in ICU, then a train comes to take him to visit the talking bird dog statues at the National Bird Dog Museum and Delia, the magical beauty, at The 1980 Mississippi Delta Blues Festival. Will the man find his way to Geronimo’s prison car? Will that be enough?
SALOON SHAVASANA BY LINDSAY WOOD by Lindsay Wood
What is our purpose on planet earth? “Saloon Shavasana” takes us from the frustrations of the corporate world to the soul journey of a near death experience. It pauses on insights from rock climbing in Thailand to meeting a guru in India. It finally brings us to the discovery of her divine life purpose. This excerpt of a larger one woman show, examines the twists ad turns of what it means to be human and have a life purpose that needs some guidance.
LATIN STANDARDS by Marga Gomez
Marga throws herself into a stream of consciousness riff on the themes of obsession, jealousy and heartbreak contained in the ballads penned by her late father whose stage name was Willy Chevalier, a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of lyrics that became the blueprint for Marga’s single status. She translates his first song title “Dos Sillas” into English as “Two Chairs” and notes that everything sounds better in Spanish. As she bends into the tune — she doesn’t sing it, she interprets it with scenes from her childhood and from her recent past in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Latino drag club called “Esta Noche.” Once an entertainment destination and safe haven for San Francisco’s gay and brown working class, immigrants, hustlers, and high society Latino chasers. “Esta Noche” is in death throes due to rampant evictions of its clientele in a gentrifying city. Marga sees the opportunity here to launch a comedy night she will call “Latinos Who Can’t Speak Spanish.” The moldy little club has few chairs and most are broken. But Marga bursts with her father’s optimism, or is it delusion?
About Latin Standards: Marga Gomez’s 12th solo work has presented at MNM at The Marsh, Solo Sundays Stagewerx, One For All Theater Festival Hayward, Brian Copeland’s Best of San Francisco Solo Performance Festival, Brava Theater San Francisco, Dixon place NYC. www.margagomez.com
More Performances On…
January 9 & 23
February 13 & 27
March 6, 20 & 13, 27
April 3 & 17
May 8 & 22
June 5, 19 & 12, 26